Jean-Paul Varwijk: “Financial software testing”
Software testing under a microscope.
The financial crisis has resulted in a growing public and regulatory interest on the activities of financial institutions. Quality Assurance and Audit departments have responded to this with an increased attention on change processes in the software development lifecycle.
This attention not only focuses on business (model) or requirement changes. It also focuses on how new systems and changes are implemented by their IT departments.
So what does this mean for testers?
Software testers are working on the edge between software development and the actual use of the product by users. While doing so it is no longer sufficient to solely deliver information about the quality of the product to the users. Regulators and auditors additionally require and demand information. This information is different from the traditional testing information as it focuses more on processes and requirement or change validation.
The presentation addresses the specific demands that regulators and auditors add to testing and how this influences the role and activities of you as a software tester. In the presentation some examples of rules and regulations will be shown and some of the ways to address them will be shown as a reference for future use during software testing.
Jean-Paul Varwijk is a senior Test Analyst at Rabobank International. He has tested and has managed testing of a variety of products such as Data Warehouses, Credit Risk Models, Internet- and Mobile banking.
At work he participates in a number of lateral and multi-lateral workgroups on test policy, test improvement, tool strategy and organizes intervision sessions on testing. Outside of work he participates at TestNet meetings, is a member the TestNet Agile workgroup, is a member of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing (DEWT) and actively follows other testers’ blogs and tweets.
All of this, he does in search for ways to further learn about and to help improve the testing profession.
Please note that the program is subject to change.
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