Qualitative Risk-Based Test Reporting

Traditional quantitative software testing metrics can lie. On software projects where the quality of the software built is high or when we have an infinite amount of time to test, we can survive the distraction of quantitative metrics. However, on project where the quality of the software built is low or there are time pressures, reporting only quantitative metrics can cause more problems. If you have high risk systems, with lots of issues and little time to test, you need to consider Qualitative Risk-Based Test Reporting. This approach can also be applied to Agile, Traditional and Exploratory Context-Driven test approaches.

Using real-live examples, Nancy will show how to move your metrics from fulling quantitative to fully qualitative. The talk no only includes stories from actual large-scale, highly contentious projects, but also shows examples of metric reports in a completely qualitative style.

Session Takeaways:

  • Why making decisions with only quantitative metrics is dangerous.
  • The power of qualitative metrics in testing.
  • How to determine what qualitative metrics matter.
  • How to incorporate qualitative metrics in your test reporting, including templates and examples.

STP Radio Episode Posted 2/21/20

Listen to “Nancy Kelln on Risk-Based Test Reporting and Robots”

Location: Salon B Date: April 1, 2020 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Nancy Kelln Nancy Kelln