Can/Should You Measure Testing Productivity?

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Robin F. Goldsmith, JD

One of the few with legitimate credentials in Quality Assurance/Testing, Business Analysis/Requirements, and Software Acquisition, Robin F. Goldsmith, JD works with and trains business and project professionals to get right results right. Author of the Proactive Testing™ and Proactive Software Quality Assurance™ methodologies, as well as the Artech House book Discovering REAL Business Requirements for Software Project Success and the forthcoming Cut Creep—Write Right Agile User Stories and Acceptance Tests, he is a thought leader who has contributed key ideas to international standards for software testing, software quality assurance, and software acquisition.

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Measuring software engineering productivity in general is controversial. Many feel it can't be done, while others strongly resist even trying. As just one part of software engineering, testing presents special additional productivity and measurement concerns. Explore what makes measuring productivity difficult, especially for testing, and why and how to measure testing (and testers') productivity.

  • Why management wants to measure testing productivity and testers resist
  • Real (and perhaps not-so-real) issues measuring testing productivity
  • Some suggested ways to measure that both sides can accept

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