Managing Release Risks with Metrics

It’s another Whizz Bang Webinar!

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011 
Time: 1:00 pm EDT, Noon CDT, 11:00 am PDT

About the Event

Development organizations are schizophrenic. We talk about the need to reduce risk in our releases, but fail to take action to make that happen. Despite saying that quality is important, we fail many times to measure the quality of our code or the progress of our testing efforts. Instead, each new release comes with the fear of regressions, productions delays, and expensive production downtime – a costly organizational lifecycle.

Simply measuring test coverage and code complexity can change that cycle. The right metrics can help identify the riskiest code – resulting in more effective testing and refactoring efforts. Release risk can be reduced by ensuring new code has been adequately tested and understanding how old code was effected. Data-driven feedback to developers and testers creates a positive feedback loop: improvements in quality free more time for further improvements, reducing the otherwise fatal buildup of technical debt.

Development, QA and Release Managers interested in improving the reliability of releases should join us in this webinar to learn:

  • Why quality is a systemic issue of concern to everyone in a release effort, from developers to release managers
  • What is test coverage and cyclomatic complexity, and how to use them in directing testing and development effort
  • How to use coverage across the release lifecycle
  • How to create a positive feedback loop with metrics

About the Speakers

Dan Waldschmidt:

Dan Waldschmidt helps savvy software teams design data-driven testing architectures. Using NCover to pinpoint code risk throughout the development lifecycle, Dan builds custom solutions that give .NET teams easy access to answers.

Jeffrey Fredrick:

An internationally recognized expert on Continuous Integration, Jeffrey Fredrick is an 19-year veteran of the software industry who has performed and managed virtually every role in the software development lifecycle. An early adopter of XP and Agile software development, the top committer for CruiseControl, and a 10-year veteran of leading Continuous Integration efforts, Jeffrey has consistently been at the forefront of the industry. He currently indulges his passion for improving how software is made as a Technical Evangelist at Urbancode, as the organizer of the Silicon Valley Agile Meetup, and as the co-organizer of the Continuous Integration and Testing Conference (CITCON).

Join us.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.