ISTQB Certified - Advanced Level - Test Manager - CTAL - IATM
To provide an understanding of software test management that goes beyond the ISTQB Foundation level. It provides test managers with a good level of knowledge that enables analysis of situations in order to present practical solutions.
The information gained on the course provides a framework for test managers to build upon within their organisations.
Spreadsheets, templates and utilities will be provided enabling managers to be more efficient and effective within their organisations.
The ISTQB Advanced Level qualification is divided into three streams: Test Manager, Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst. Grove Consultants have taken out the concepts that relate to all three streams into a 2-day Core Module. This Advanced Core Module must be completed by anyone wanting to attain the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate.
Who will benefit?
This 3-day course is appropriate for test managers, test team leaders, development managers, project managers and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Qualification.
Delegates wishing to take the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate, must hold the ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Certificate and have completed the Grove Consultants ISTQB Advanced Level Core Module. If you wish to sit the course without taking the exam, there are no prerequisites.
• Understand the various lifecycles and how to effectively apply them
• Create a firm foundation for the success of testing in your organisation
• Estimate, plan, monitor and control testing on any project
• Understand how to manage distributed, outsourced and insourced test resources
• Build effective and highly motivated test teams
• Understand and apply test process improvement models
Basic Aspects of Software Testing
This section will build upon those aspects introduced in the “Core Module". The different testing lifecycles will be explored providing a detailed understanding of how to implement the most appropriate lifecycle. Specific systems, metrics and measures will be explained allowing relevant testing strategies to be produced.
Test Management documentation
This section explains the differences between a test policy, test strategy, master test plan and level test plan. Examples of different strategies are shown that could be used to meet defined policies.
Test Plan documentation Templates
This section describes the content of a test plan (master and level) according to IEEE 829. We shall provide test plan templates and how they can be adapted depending on the organisation, standards and formality of the project.
Many factors affect the estimates we produce for testing and this session will highlight considerations when estimating testing. Ten different estimation techniques are shown and how to communicate this information to management.
Scheduling Test Planning
This session explains the importance of test planning and highlights the benefit of iterative test planning.
Test Progress Monitoring & Control
We monitor testing to establish our project goals and delegates will understand different metrics to collect and their significance when creating test reports.
Business value of Testing
Testing needs to deliver value to any project and benefits need to be understood by management. This session shows how testing can be measured in terms of value and efficiency.
Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
The need for clear channels of communication and trust is needed regardless of location. However, test teams based across multiple locations encounter further challenges. Some of these differences are detailed in this section and the impact if these difficulties are not addressed.
Failure Mode and effect Analysis (FMeA)
FMEA is a very structured approach to understanding risk. Delegates will gain an understanding and experience of using this technique and assess the model’s use in their organisation.
Test Management Issues
This section identifies test management issues for safety critical systems, systems of systems and showing the use and benefits of the Exploratory testing approach as well as other issues such as tackling non-functional testing.
Standards and Test Improvement Process
There are many standards and improvement models to highlight areas of change and become more effective and efficient with testing. This section highlights different sources and their usefulness; followed by various test improvement models such as Test Maturity Model (TMM), Systematic Test and Evaluation Process (STEP), Critical Testing Processes (CTP) and Test Process Improvement (TPI).
People Skills – Team Composition
This session looks at the skills of a tester and different ways to motivate test team members. We consider factors when identifying skills needed for an existing team and how test team dynamics can affect productivity. Finally we show different organisational structures for testing and the importance of independent test teams.
This course will provide the delegate with the necessary knowledge and skills to sit the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate multiple choice exam. Delegates will be given the opportunity to sit the examination at the end of the course.
Exam fee, materials as well as lunch and refreshments are all included in the course fee.
Dates, Prices and Registration
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Why choose PrettyGoodTesting and Grove Consultants?
PrettyGoodTesting is based- and solid grounded upon dedicated Test and QA (since 1976) and we continues to solely focus our business on professional Test and QA. All our consultants are experienced Test and QA professionals and are also certified on one or more of the following levels: ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Software Tester, ISTQB Advanced Test Manager, ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst, ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst or ISEB Practitioner. As part of our consultants certification, Grove Consultants have been our preferred (and by far largest) training provider.
Grove Consultants was founded by Dorothy Graham (Dot) in 1988 and have for nearly 25 years, gained a world-wide reputation for the high quality of their training courses, materials and presentations. Grove Consultants have also played a key role in establishing both ISEB and ISTQB training in the UK as well as in many other countries (among these Denmark). As a (natural) result of high quality deliverances, Grove Consultants continues to stay well ahead of published (UK) average (ISTQB/ISEB) exam pass rates (click on graph below, to get a larger image).