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BCS : South Yorkshire Branch BCS is the leading professional body for those working in Information Technology (IT). We have over 65,000 members in more than 100 countries and are the qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP).
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The South Yorkshire branch organises regular events for local BCS members, with guest speakers covering a broad range of IT fields and Organisations. Members following the BCS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme are able to accrue points by attending these events. Non-members with an interest in any event are also welcome.
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The event programme runs each year consisting of eight meetings, held on the third Thursday of the month and starting in October.
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The events programme and other branch activities are organised by the South Yorkshire Branch Committee. The committee welcomes new members and anyone interested in joining the committee are encouraged to talk to us at events. Nominations for new committee members are accepted at the branch AGM.
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  A compelling case for software testing

Failure of software after it has entered production is common place and often attributed to gaps in the testing phase. A robust test strategy is critical in reducing the high rate of bugs found late in the software development lifecycle. Andrew Shaw joins us to explore his experiences of how successful test strategies can be one of a business' greatest assets for reducing the unexpected costs incurred by glitchy software.

Throughout the talk, Andrew will provide expert advice for producing high quality test scripts, how to improve the success of functional and exploratory testing, testing under extreme constraints, and crucially, how to think more like a tester. In a highly competitive market place, businesses are focussing hard on improving time to market through the introduction of automated testing.

Andrew will outline the key advantages, disadvantages and common myths of using automated testing as a test strategy. For anyone in a testing role, or looking for a career move into testing, Andrew provides a thought provoking and inspirational insight into how to develop your knowledge and experiences as a professional software test engineer and accelerate your career.

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