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Explain software testing benefits to the executives


According to software testing expert Scott Barber, executives often see the testing side of software development as #EpicFail. Barber explained #EpicFail for the uninitiated at the recent Software Test Professionals (STP) conference in San Diego, and maintained that it all comes down to accounting.

"When you look at the accounting spreadsheet," Barber says, "testing is a cost center, not a profit center." It's easy for executives to write testing off as being "all overhead."

So how should you talk to executives about the need for testing? Find out in this expert webcast, in which Barber explores how to illustrate what the QA process will do for the product and for the bottom line. Learn how to tie software quality with increased revenue, along with other tips, by watching now.


Scott Barber President & CTO, PerfTestPlus

Scott Barber is viewed by many as the world’s most prominent thought-leader in the area of software system performance testing and as a respected leader in the advancement of the understanding and practice of testing software systems in general. Scott earned his reputation by, among other things, contributing to three books (co-author, Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications, Microsoft Press; 2007, contributing author Beautiful Testing, O’Reilly Media; 2009, contributing author How to Reduce the Cost of Testing, Taylor & Francis; TBP Summer, 2011), composing over 100 articles and papers, delivering keynote addresses on five continents, serving the testing community for four years as the Executive Director of the Association for Software Testing, and co-founding the Workshop on Performance and Reliability.

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Dec 19, 2013

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