Planned Chaos: Malicious Test Day


In a test and verification organization, it can be easy to fall into predictable ruts and miss finding important defects. Use the creativity of your test team, developers, users, and managers to find those hidden bugs before the software goes into production. Ted Rivera details how his organization administers, evaluates, and benefits from periodic malicious test days. Learn ways to make your days of planned chaos productive, valuable, and even fun. Give both testers and non-testers an opportunity to find inventive ways to break your products and you'll get some surprising results.

  • The danger of too much predictability and the results you can expect from a malicious test day
  • Create and administer your own malicious test day
  • Maximize the benefits of malicious test days

About the author

Ted Rivera's picture Ted Rivera

Ted Rivera is a Product Development manager with IBM Corporation's Tivoli Systems Software division. Ted manages several departments that provide system verification, performance and scalability testing, integration testing, documentation, globalization, and a range of other services in support of products in Tivoli's portfolio. He has worked at IBM for over 20 years in a variety of programming, client support, and management assignments.

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