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CQAA November 2016 Speaker Program: How to Test When the Requirements are Unknown

  • 17 Nov 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hosted by Instructure One Prudential Plaza 130 E. Randolph St. Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60601


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How to Test When the Requirements are Unknown

Indira Pai, Instructure

About the Topic

Often QA engineers encounter testing adventures with little or unknown requirements. Testing without exact specifications and delivering test results when we don't know what is expected can be tough. Are the QA engineers who face this challenge doomed? Maybe not! Maybe this is a boon in disguise! Indira has been working with such testing adventures for many years. She has found situations like these to be opportunities for getting creative and experimenting with different testing strategies to fit the needs of various projects and process models. Every testing adventure can become more exciting based on the different strategies which we choose to apply. This interactive presentation will walk you through various challenges and different testing techniques and strategies that can be used to test with little or no requirements. Additionally, learnings from such challenges can become a valuable aid in refining QA process models.

Key Learning Objectives
  • Understanding different causes of unclear requirements and their testing challenges
  • Learning about different strategies which are helpful to deal with these challenges
  • Building QA process improvement with feedback cycles
About the Speaker

Indira Pai is a SET for Instructure, an organization that provides software which makes smarter people with its unique products in the educational hemisphere. She has worked on different projects and products in various business models and domains during her work tenure. Within Instructure, she works on an exciting greenfield project which is a unique blend of technical and creative adventures. She has presented at different international forums and enjoys giving back to the QA community as she learns. She likes to bring out examples from her experience, and where possible, encourages applying concepts creatively.


Hosted by Instructure
One Prudential Plaza
130 E. Randolph St. Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60601

Building Security: you will be required to show a form of ID to security before proceeding up to the meeting room.


1:30-2:00 Sign-in & Networking
2:00-2:15 Announcements
2:15-4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 2:45)


PLEASE REGISTER BY Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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