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Michael Bolton is a consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people to solve testing problems that they didn't realize they could solve. Since 2006, he has been co-author (with James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing (RST), a methodology and mindset for testing software expertly and credibly in uncertain conditions and under extreme time pressure. He has flown over a million miles to teach and consult in RST in 35 countries on six continents.
Michael has 25 years of experience testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. For the last 20 years, he has led DevelopSense, a Toronto-based testing and development consultancy. Prior to that, he was with Quarterdeck Corporation for eight years, during which he managed the company’s flagship products and directed project and testing teams both in-house and around the world.
Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @michaelbolton, or through his Web site, http://www.developsense.com.
You're a tester, a developer, a business analyst, or someone who manages them. No matter what kind of development model you're using Agile, DevOps, Lean, Scrum, or something more traditional and no matter what kind of business you're in;an established financial institution, big telecom, a medical device company, or a social media startup;the essential mission of testing is always the same. Managers, developers, and the other clients of testing have a central question: are there problems that threaten the on-time, successful completion of our task? Rapid Software Testing answers that question.
Rapid Software Testing (RST) is a complete testing methodology, designed for a world of barely sufficient resources, information, and time. It's is a mind-set and a skill-set focused on performing testing more quickly and less expensively while still completely fulfilling the mission of testing.The approach begins with developing personal skills and extends to the ultimate purpose of software testing: lighting the way of the project by evaluating the product for problems that threaten its value.
RST isn't just testing with a speed or sense of urgency; it's mission-focused testing that eliminates unnecessary work while assuring that necessary work gets done and important questions get answered. RST asks what testing can do to help lower cost, defends value, and speed the project as a whole in any development.
If you are an experienced tester, developer, business analyst, or manager, you'll find out how to reframe and articulate those intellectual processes of testing that you already practice intuitively.You'll discover how to model risk, how to design and describe your test coverage, and how to report problems and progress effectively. You'll learn how to talk about the product and your work clearly without resorting to unhelpful and misleading metrics. If you're a new tester, hands-on testing exercises will help you gain critical experience.
Although Michael lives in Toronto, this is the only public offering of Rapid Software Testing scheduled for Canada this year. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity!
Early Bird Price (Register by May 4)
Member before May 4: $1300
Non-member before May 4: $1350
Regular Price (Register after May 4)
Member after May 4: $1450
Non-Member after May 4: $1500
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Every participant registered in the course will be entered in a draw to receive $250 refund!
Lunch will be provided free!