Implementing a Crowd Sourced Testing Effort

I     Start Time : 08:30     End Time : 12:30

Global outreach, quick time to market and a feature rich design are some of the major drivers in today’s market in determining a product’s success. Product companies are constantly on the lookout for innovative development and quality assurance techniques to take charge of these driving forces. One such paradigm software testing technique gaining popularity is “Crowd Sourced Testing”. The scale, flexibility, cost effectiveness and fast turnaround it has to offer are all being spoken about at length, in several forums. Is it such a perfect solution for all product companies to leverage? Not really.

In this half a day tutorial , Rajini will delve into the depths of this topic, on “Implementing a Crowd Sourced Test Effort”. The flow of this presentation is as outlined below:

1. A peek at software quality
2. What is crowd sourced testing
3. Understanding the varied forms of Crowd Sourced Testing
4. Exercises
5. Why crowd testing is important today?
6. What are the limitations of crowd testing?
7. Practices for a successful crowd test effort
8. Know what not to crowd test
9. Stakeholder buy in for crowd testing
10. Case studies
11. Myths and Facts
12. Conclusion

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  • Speaker

  • Rajini Padmanaban - Test Evangelist, QA InfoTech, India

    As Sr. Director of Engagement, Rajini Padmanaban leads the engagement management for some of QA InfoTech’s largest and most strategic accounts. She has twelve years of professional experience, primarily in software quality assurance. Rajini advocates software quality through evangelistic activities including blogging on test trends, technologies and best practices. She is also an active speaker in conferences run by SQE and QAI STC. Her writings are featured in TechWell, Sticky Minds, Better Software Magazine and the most recent is a book she co-authored on crowdsourced testing, published by Taylor & Francis in Sept 2014. She can be reached at [email protected]