QW2001 Paper 7W2

Mr. Eric Patel
(Nokia Home Communications)

Rapid SQA: Web Testing At The Speed Of The Internet

Key Points

Presentation Abstract

The demand for high quality websites in business, especially for e-commerce, has led to the reengineering of traditional testing practices in order to keep up with this e-business pace. Business pressures have mandated the QA organization to test more software, in more complex environments, in abbreviated (and often unrealistic) timeframes, while maintaining high quality. This iterative, rapid release schedule has called for an optimized, rapid testing strategy. Rapid Software Quality Assurance (RapidSQA) is a modified testing methodology containing best practices for optimizing Web testing.

About the Author

Eric Patel is QA & Test Manager at Nokia where he leads a team that tests digital communications solutions for the home. He has 10 years of experience in software testing, test management, and software quality assurance. In addition to QW2001, Eric has presented for the Software Quality Group of New England and will also be presenting at BOSCON, PSQT/PSTT East, SWaNH SWEQSIG, NESQAF, STAR East, and TCS this year.

He is a member of ASQ, IIST, and NESQAF. Eric is an ASQ Certified Quality Manager (CQM) and ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), and will teach the CSQE Test Prep Class for the ASQ Boston Section. This year he will participate in the Software Test Managers Roundtable (STMR), a periodic gathering of senior practitioners in the QA industry. Eric is also a reviewer for Software Quality Professional and The Journal of Software Testing Professionals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont.