Welcome to RBCS, Inc.
Welcome to the first RBCS
newsletter of 2012. I hope you are having a great year
already. We certainly are having a good 2012 so far, with an
assessment and a risk based testing launch just completed. We're
working with other clients on defining a testing strategy and helping set
up a new central testing organization. Of course, we also have lots of
interesting training events scheduled. Our webinar series continues in 2012,
In this newsletter, you'll
get a chance to read the last article in our series on testing metrics.
The entire series of articles is on our website, but, if you want a portable
version, it will be published as an e-book in the next month or two.
We continue to see a lot of
interest in our e-learning courses. To help people get a better sense of
our e-learning courses, we now have additional free samples available on our web
site. You can find the specific links for those samples below.
Because of increased
interest in our e-learning courses and also because of our approved
Accredited ASTQB Volume Purchase Provider status, RBCS has revamped its bulk
pricing options for ISTQB Certification E-Learning courses. Now, courses
purchased in bulk include exam vouchers to be used at Kryterion Testing
Speaking of e-learning,
guess what? We now have our ISTQB Foundation e-learning course
available--in Chinese! This course joins our ISTQB Foundation course in
Spanish. RBCS has long been a global consulting and training company, and
these courses, joining our English courses, give us an even broader
international reach. If you are working in an international organization,
with testers who speak Spanish or Chinese, we are now even better positioned to
Finally, check out some of
the recent blog entries, which you can find below, and a few samples of what our
clients are saying about RBCS.
I hope you enjoy the
miss the complimentary January Webinar, "The Sherpas of Testing
Success-Studies of Successful Independent Test Groups"? Check out what you
|The Sherpas of Testing Success - Studies of Successful
Independent Test Groups|
Webinar attendees are automatically entered into a drawing
to win their choice of one of our green e-learning courses. Visit our
page to see the
complete webinar schedule, or just look on this email, sign up for a webinar,
show up at whichever webinar session is most convenient, and--who knows--you
might be the lucky winner of some valuable free training. Either way,
you're sure to learn something.
Erin Hammitt, an attendee of the January Webinar and
Jorge Gomez, an attendee of the December Webinar, for being selected
as the winner of an e-learning course!
for Software Testing: Managing with Facts
Part 4: Product
the previous article in this series, we moved from a discussion of process
metrics to a discussion of how metrics can help you manage projects. I talked
about the use of project metrics to understand the progress of testing on a
project, and how to use those metrics to respond and guide the project to the
best possible outcome. We looked at the way to use project metrics, and how to
avoid the misuse of these metrics.
Effectiveness product metrics measure the extent to which
the product is achieving desired levels of quality. Efficiency product metrics
measure the extent to which a product achieves that desired level of quality
results in an economical fashion. Elegance product metrics measure the extent to
which a product effectively and efficiently achieves those results in a
graceful, well-executed fashion.
In this final article in
the series, we'll look at one more type of metric. In this article, we examine
product metrics. Product metrics are often forgotten, but having
good product metrics helps you understand the quality status of the system under
test. This article will help you understand how to use product metrics properly.
I'll also offer some concluding thoughts on the proper use of metrics in
testing, as I wind up this series of articles.
As I wrote above, product metrics help us
understand the current quality status of the system under testing. Good testing
allows us to measure the quality and the quality risk in a system, but we need
proper product metrics to capture those measures. These product metrics provide
the insights to guide where product improvements should occur, if the quality is
not where it should be (e.g., given the current point on the schedule). As
mentioned in the first article in this series, we can talk about metrics as
relevant to effectiveness, efficiency, and elegance.
read this complete article and to see the complete series, visit our articles page today!
Test Engineering Foundation Level E-Learning
RBCS is proud to
announce the release of the Chinese ISTQB Test Engineering
Foundation Level e-learning course. For more information on
the course, including a course description in Chinese and registration
information, visit RBCS Testing Resources
are Talking about RBCS
"My managers can verify that I achieved well in
excess of their expectations - thanks to this course... Thank you for all
of your help. I will be studying with RBCS again."
-Anonymous ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst
"The CTAL webinar was
particularly useful. ... I took the exam this morning, and I passed!"
-Eletra M Johansen, CTAL-TA
to get a taste of E-Learning? New
Our e-learning course lineup is
impressive, we have to admit. We offer certification and non-certification
courses in e-learning format. We have 14 e-learning courses all
together. This month, so you can get a taste of what we have to
offer, we added some additional course samples to allow you the opportunity to
check out the course before you buy it.
PDUs for this course
Earn 1.5 PDUs for
Earn 22.5 PDUs for this course
February 14-17, 2012
April 23-26, 2012
Manager Earn 32.5
PDUs for this course
February 6-10, 2012
March 26-30, 2012
San Jose, CA
May 21-25, 2012
April 23-27, 2012
February 13-17, 2012
IREB, IIBA and IBAQB exam preparation course)
Earn 18 CDUs for this course
April 17-19, 2012
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