Lean Startup Methodology and Its Value for Testers - by Lee Copeland

Jul 19, 2017 · Murray, United States of America

The statistics are dismal. Even though magazines and newspapers and blogs and even movies tell stories of successful entrepreneurs, most startups fail. A study conducted by the Harvard Business School shows that 75% of startups fail – 40% will cease operation with investors losing everything, 80% will fail to see their projected return on investment, while 95% will fall short of their financial projections.

Inspired by Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, Lee explores the foundational tenets of the Lean Startup from the testing perspective. Join us as Lee covers the basis of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP), the nature of a Build-Measure-Learn Loop, a product’s quality attributes, identifying the tester’s Customer, and the definition of a truly meaningful metric.

Lee Copeland has over forty years experience as an information systems professional. He has held a number of technical and managerial positions with commercial and non-profit organizations in the areas of applications development, software testing, and software development process improvement. As a consultant with TechWell Corp., Lee has developed and taught numerous training courses focusing on software development and testing based on his extensive experience. He is a well-known and highly regarded speaker at software conferences both in the United States and internationally. He currently serves as Program Chair for the STAR testing conferences, the combined Better Software, Agile Development, and DevOps conferences. Lee is the author of A Practitioner’s Guide to Software Test Design, a compendium of the most effective methods of test case design.

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