Once you have achieved basic proficiency in professional testing, what next? How do you become a more effective and efficient professional tester? This three-day seminar is uniquely designed for professional testers who want to add advanced testing skills and techniques to their skill set. This course goes beyond testing basics to focus on advanced topics including risk-based testing, testing the tests, and managing the test process. With plenty of real world examples, you’ll come away with new tools to help you become a more efficient and effective test professional.

Who Should Attend

This seminar will be useful to experienced testers, test leads, quality assurance engineers, and quality assurance leads.


All of our public classes are held at the Construx Training Center

Review of Testing Basics

Use Case Coverage

  • Modeling software systems using use cases
  • Deriving effective test cases from use case models

Risk Based Testing

  • Why all testing is essentially risk based
  • Defining product (testing) risk
  • How to identify elements of product risk
  • How to analyze elements of product risk
  • How to prioritize elements of product risk
  • Deciding how much testing is needed based on product risk
  • Real world examples of risk based testing
  • Variations on the theme

Testing the Tests

  • Consequences of defective tests
  • Peer reviewing tests
  • Mutation testing
  • Defect seeding

Managing the Test Process

  • Basili's Goal-Question-Metric paradigm
  • Managing project-level performance
  • Managing organization-level performance
  • Process improvement

Steve Tockey

Steve Tockey is the Principal Consultant at Construx Software. During more than three and a half decades in the software industry, he has worked as a programmer, ...