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26 - 27 June 2014 in Prague

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Introducing Effective Reviews

This half-day course expands on the ISTQB Foundation and Advanced Level treatment of reviews as a cost-effective form of static testing. Based on the ISTQB syllabi, and extended with the benefits of our trainers' experience, it focuses on the benefits that can be obtained from performing thorough reviews and explains how any software development organisation can obtain these benefits in a way that gives demonstrable value for money. Its objective is to give participants detailed guidance on how and when to conduct different types of review, and how to introduce a strong review process into an organisation that doesn't yet have one or that wishes to improve an existing one.

The content includes: the benefits that can be realised from thorough reviews; characteristics of the various types of peer review; considerations for ensuring that they deliver their potential benefits; and, suggestions for a balanced review process and how to get it established in an organisation that doesn’t already have one. Attendees are given examples of the artefacts that comprise a formal review, and practical exercise in conducting one.

This course is recommended for people who will plan and manage reviews, as well as anybody who will regularly participate in them. It is especially recommended for anybody who will be involved in introducing a review process, or improving an existing one. It will therefore be attractive to all testing and software Quality Control / Quality Assurance staff, Business Analysts, development team leaders and managers, project leaders and managers, IT support (e.g. help desk) team leads and IT Managers.


Richard Taylor, STEST, Czech Republic

Richard TaylorRichard has been an IT practitioner for more than 30 years as developer, systems and business analyst, project leader, test manager and test consultant. Since 1992 he has specialised in the conduct and management of software testing.

Richard helped to develop the UK's Foundation and Practitioner Certificates in Software Testing. Then he contributed to its ISTQB replacement and to the Glossary of Software Testing Terms that accompanies it.