Pre-Conference Tutorial – a STeP-IN Theme Conference: Usability Testing & Engineering (May 2006)
Muralidhar Koteshwar - Head, Tools and Competency Development, Celstream Technologies.
Well begun is half done – Anonymous.Documenting a clear set of user requirements ensures a good start for a project. It helps project managers estimate better, prevent defects and deliver products that meet customer expectations and helps companies succeed in the competitive marketplace.Identifying the right set of users for a software product, the environment they use it in, setting priorities and then a mechanism to deliver the product that meets user requirements is critical for success in today’s cutthroat market scenario. Product Developers, Designers and Architects focus more on technical aspects and tend to overlook the user perspective. This workshop will help them get this much-needed perspective thus ensuring that their products have a higher acceptance in the marketplace.
In well deployed products with new enhancements getting implemented, understanding the existing functionality without prior knowledge, identifying testable requirements of newly implemented functionality, defining optimize test coverage for regression and feature interaction scenarios is a real challenge.