SDLC and Gating for Testing Professionals
- Students do not need previous experience with the Software Development Life Cycle or Gating, but should have a basic understanding of the testing artifacts produced for a typical Software development project.
The SDLC and Gating for Testing Professionals course is geared towards software testing professionals at the beginner and intermediate levels who want advance their understanding of the software development lifecycle. Test Analysts, Test Leads and Test Managers will gain an understanding of the Testing Artifacts required at each phase of the SDLC and the Gating criteria that applies to the testing activities and the testing artifacts for each phase.
The course is presented as a slide presentation with embedded video to guide you and provide additional content. The course is approximately one hour in length.
The course is divided into three main sections, each one presenting the material for each phase of the SDLC individually. The first section presents an overview of each SDLC phase and the main project activities that occur within that phase. This discussion is not limited to the testing activities, but give a more general overview of each phase. The second section gives a comprehensive look at the specific testing artifacts required at each individual phase of the SDLC. The third section presents the gating criteria for each SDLC phase as it pertains to the testing activities and testing artifacts.
This course is designed for software testing professionals as a practical guide and tool to apply to their current and future projects. The slides can be used as job aids for listing testing artifacts by SDLC phase and for gating criteria by SDLC phase.
Previous SDLC or Gating knowledge is not required. If you are a Test Lead or Test Manager who is very familiar with the SDLC and Gating, this may not be the right course for you. This course is geared towards Software Testing Professionals so may not be as useful for people outside of testing.
Who this course is for:
- This SDLC and Gating course is geared towards testing professionals. Test Analysts, Test Leads and Test Managers will gain an understanding of the Testing Artifacts required at each phase of the SDLC and the Gating criteria for testing for each phase. Previous SDLC or Gating knowledge is not required. If you are a Test Lead or Test Manager who is very familiar with the SDLC and Gating, this may not be the right course for you. This course is geared towards Testing Professionals so may not be as useful for people outside of testing.
A Certified Agile Testing Professional and Certified Scrum Master.
As a software testing professional for over 25 year, I have held positions at all levels of the testing organization starting out as a Test Analyst then progressing to a Test Lead, Test Manager, Program Test Manager, Senior Test Manager, Acting AVP and Director of Testing. I have concentrated my career in large enterprises within the Insurance, Telecom and Banking industries. I have managed testing team both onshore and offshore and built and lead teams of up to 400 resources. My project experience includes projects of all sizes up to $500 million in technology spend. I have directly managed budgets of up $60 million annually.
My work in the testing methodology in waterfall, iterative and agile has been adopted by large Banks at the enterprise level and has lead to a transformation of the testing practice at that level.
Working closely with offshore vendors, I have been able to influence their testing practices and elevated teams to much higher capability maturity levels as confirmed by independent comprehensive assessments.
Working with testing professionals both onshore and offshore, I have found a large gap in the testing skills of resources, exacerbated by many organizations lack of foundational training.
My goal is to provide much needed training in Agile Software Testing for those who want to enter this profession as well as those looking to improve their skills in order to advance in their careers.