Speaker: Michael Giacometti, Cognizant

Michael Giacometti has over 13 years of experience in quality assurance. He has worked in all aspects of the field from manual testing, to automation, to running large practices for a Fortune 500 company. Michael has also worked for HP/Mercury where he was Quality Center Best Practices Manager. He has created innovative ways to integrate QA as a major force within enterprise PMO’s and has created or transformed QA organizations for global clients who wanted to operate in a standard and optimized manner. He has also created a leadership engine to foster growth in future QA leaders. Michael now runs a large testing practice with over 400 QA professionals working around the globe.


Mobility Testing in a Globalized Environment

Wednesday, November 7, 2012: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

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Testing applications on mobile devices has quickly turned into one of the most important testing activities within an organization.  It is also one of the most complex because there are many more factors to consider such as mobile device, device OS, cellular network, application type, etc.  Taking all of these factors into account can quickly drive up the cost of testing and place application quality at risk.  New techniques and tools such as mobile emulators, direct device testing, and remote testing combined with a testing tool market that is comparatively new can add even more risk because there are so many unknowns.  This presentation will give you a roadmap on the current and future states of mobile testing, when and how to use the appropriate techniques, and how to take advantage of globalized environments so costs can be kept low and quality can be kept high.

  • Learn how to choose the right devices and device OS’ to test your mobile applications
  • Understand direct device testing, emulators, and remote device testing and when is it optimum to use each
  • Discover  some best practices to leverage globalized testing environments