New E-learning Course from QA Mentor
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I am very excited to announce that today 10/13/2015 we have released our first e-learning course – “Importance of Static Testing in Achieving a High ROI”. The doors of QA Mentor’s University have officially been opened today and are waiting for you to pass through. Please visit us at http://elearning.qamentor.com and enroll in our first course. The wealth of our QA knowledge will be available for all of you who have long been asking us about our upcoming e-learning series. I promised you all that it would take place in the fourth quarter of 2015 and I’ve kept my promise. We are in the process of building 12 more QA e-learning courses which will be available soon. The best part of this is that we started the e-learning initiative to provide you all with an inexpensive way to learn that would be available across many countries and continents and with a flexible learning process and knowledge gained from experts with many years of QA Experience. Below I would like to say few words about our first e-learning course.
With only 25% of companies actually engaging in it, Static testing is frequently overlooked as a viable option. Many assume the time that would be spent static testing would be better spent on design or coding. They are correct that static testing is time consuming, can be costly, and that it requires complete buy-in from the management team. While not always easy, static testing is not nearly as costly as fixing the defects introduced by skipping this important step.
Please remember this formula which you will not find anywhere on Google:
Static testing > Better Documentation > Better Code > Fewer Defects > Faster Delivery > Higher Quality > Happier Customers
Introduced right after the requirements gathering phase, static testing is crucial if you want to reduce the number of defects introduced to the system or application under test. After this course you will be able to use your own static testing methodology that can be implemented at any organization. You’ll leverage QA Mentor’s proprietary checklists to validate and verify every single artifact in the Software Development Life Cycle. You’ll also learn how to easily show your management the potential Return on Investment (ROI) before the process begins, and then show them exact ROI afterwards. And believe me, they will be shocked on how much money you will save the company!
You should know that the cost of a defect found during traditional testing is about 10-20x the cost of one found in static testing. That may seem exaggerated, but here’s why that’s true. It takes longer to fix a defect once it’s been coded into a functioning system. Finding the defect may take hours of a tester’s time, then additional hours to fix the defect that could involve more than one developer or DBA. Next, the fix must be verified by a tester once more. All totaled, a defect found during traditional testing can take 5 – 20 hours (or more) to fix and verify. Contrast that with finding that same defect in static testing. Fixing it requires no code changes and only takes 30 – 60 minutes, sometimes even less so the difference in cost is dramatic.
In this 10 video lectures e-learning course, you will learn how to implement a static testing phase within your Software Development Life Cycle. You will learn how to start application testing before a single line of code is written and identify issues that would potentially be converted into functional defects if not detected in the Static Testing Phase. You’ll learn the entire methodology behind inspection methods and static testing on business requirements, functional requirements, design documentations, prototypes, wireframes, use cases, etc. You will be quizzed after each lesson to prove your gained knowledge and you will be officially graded exactly like in University.
Your will receive 4 complimentary static testing checklists which you can use to inspect and validate Use Cases, Functional Requirements, Prototype and Code Reviews. Also as a bonus you will have a direct interaction with myself by asking any questions relating to course material via email.
Please take a look at the video lecture from this course to get a feel of the professionalism of the course.
You’ll learn the principal of shift-left testing, something few companies fully understand or are willing to invest in, and how to calculate ROI on static testing and impress your senior management. Find out how I was able to save one company over 10 million dollars using these principals and methods by stopping design and development of multi-year platform while using static testing techniques. These are only a few of the many things you will learn that are based on real, hands-on experience instead of just textbook theories. I am eager to share my secrets of Static Testing, gleaned from nearly 20 years of active QA experience implementing static testing in companies such as HSBC, Citi, Sterling, and several other fortune 100 companies. Invest in yourself and your future! You will be glad that you did. Enroll now by visiting us at http://elearning.qamentor.com
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