ISTQB® CERTIFIED TESTER ADVANCED LEVEL TEST MANAGER COURSE

This 5-days course focuses on testing topics including testing processes, risk management, test planning and control, reporting, resourcing, communication, team development, test process improvement, defect classification and tool support. Candidates will be given exercises, practice exams and learning aids for the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager certificate. 

 

Course Objectives

Provide understanding of test management issues beyond the ISTQB Foundation kevel, giving participants the necessary skills needed to become an effective Advance Test Manager.

Who this course is for?

This course is appropriate for testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager Certificate as well as anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing.

Prerequisites

To take the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate candidates must hold the ISTQB Foundation certificate. There are no prerequisites for participating in the course without taking the exam.

Skills Gained

An advanced test manager can…

  • Managing a test project by implementing the mission, goals, and processes for the project.
  • Organize and lead risk management activities and use risks to drive test activities.
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with the organization’s policies and test strategies.
  • Continuously monitor and control test activities.
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in their test teams, and plan necessary skills development.
  • Propose a business case for test activities, outlining the expected costs and benefits.
  • Ensure proper communication with the team and other project stakeholders.
  • Actively lead test process improvement initiatives.
  • Design and implement defect classification scheme.
  • Apply tools to support testing.


Practical information
 

When? 
02-06 September 2019

Where? 
Knowit Oslo, Lakkegata 53, 0187 Oslo

Group booking discounts applicable:
Contact us for a group booking

Questions
Email Prasanna Mangalapalli

 

 

AGENDA

Advanced Test Manager Course Content

Testing process
This section looks at the test manager’s activities in the fundamental test process, with emphasis on the test planning, monitoring and control tasks. Describe how to implement a project retrospective.

Test Management
Explains how to define test management tasks according to the context of the project and adjust test activities to the software lifecycle in use. Discuss risk-based testing used for test prioritization and effort allocation and learn specific techniques. Participants will learn how to address stakeholders’ views when assessing risk levels and defining risk mitigation activities. This section also covers methods for estimating test effort. Distributed, outsourced and insourced test organization are described.

Reviews
Learn the role of a test manager in defining a proper review plan and setting up a review to achieve the best results. Learn how to lead a review team through a formal review. Learn how to use metrics to optimize the review results and to show ROI.

Defect management
Explains how to set up and tailor a defect lifecycle and how to analyze defect reports with the objective of evaluating the test and development processes.

Reviews
Here the focus is on using checklists to identify defects in use cases and in requirements specifications from a tester’s perspective. Sample checklists are supplied and participants learn how to present problems found in a review meeting.

Defect Management
Explains how to define and use defect classification values classify defects found. Includes a discussion using root cause information for process improvement. Also, how to perform preliminary root cause analysis.

Improving the test process
This section explains the generic steps to conduct a standard test process improvement initiative and how to create a test improvement plan. Includes the test process improvement models TMMi, TPI Next, CTP and STEP.

Test tools and automation
This section explains how to plan and implement the selection of different tools considering risks, costs, benefits and opportunities. Tool use for metrics collection and evaluation is described.

People skills – team composition
Describe how to assess the availability of soft skills along with technical, business domain and testing skills required for a test team, as well as plan skills development for the test members.

 

The Exam

The Advanced-Test Manager Certificate is awarded to those who pass a written three-hour 65 multiplechoice exam which may take place on the fifth afternoon of the course or at a later date. An adittional fee of 3500/- will be applied to book the exam.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Tal Pe'er

Quality in a product is important as it can increase customer confidence and a company's credibility; identifying issues can save development time and money. In my courses my aim is to inspire and teach people to become more efficient and effective in testing so that they can add value to their organisation and customer projects. With over 20 years of experience as a tester, test manager and release manager in multiple domain from defence, video streaming, network, internet and more, I combine teaching with hands on exercises, games and real-world examples while preparing students for their certification exam.

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