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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its tenth annual conference, CAST 2015 “Moving Testing Forward,”to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 3-5.Since our first CAST we  have seen dramatic changes in the nature of communications and the nature of delivery, from PC to client/server to the web and web services. Deployment is different; monitoring is different, builds and test tooling are different. We have a variety of new models and methods for our testing. CAST is where we talk about how they actually work out in practice, based on experience. At our tenth CAST, in 2015 speakers will be presenting stories, workshops and tutorials regarding their experiences surrounding how to advance software testing.

Join us this summer for our tenth annual conference in downtown Grand Rapids at the beautiful Grand Plaza Hotel August 3-5, as we explore “Moving Testing Forward.”

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Tuesday, August 4 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Bad Metric, Bad

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Metrics have always been used in corporate sectors, primarily as a way to gain insight into what is an otherwise invisible world. Not only that, "standards bodies", such as CMMi, require metrics to achieve a certain maturity level. These two factors tend to drive organizations to blindly adopt a set of metrics as a way of satisfying some process transparency requirement. Rarely do any organizations apply any statistical or scientific thought behind the measures and metrics they establish and interpret.

In this talk, we'll look at some common testing metrics and discuss why they fail to represent what most people believe they do. We'll discuss the real purpose of measures, issues with measure and metric programs, how to leverage measure and metrics effectively, and finally specific measure and metric pitfalls organizations encounter.

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Joseph Ours

National Quality Assurance and Testing Service Lead, Centric Consulting
As Centric Consulting's National Software Quality Assurance and Testing Service Offering Lead, Joseph Ours has nearly two decades of career experience in Information Technology and Certified Project Management consulting. He believes in finding ways to harmoniously work with all... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
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