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Matt Heusser

Principal Consultant
Excelon Development

A consulting software tester and software process naturalist who has spent his entire adult life developing, testing, or managing software projects, Matt Heusser has also served as the lead organizer of the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, lead organizer for the workshop on technical debt, test coach camp, and to teach information systems at night for Calvin College.

Biography

Matt Heusser is a consulting software tester and software process naturalist who has spent his entire adult life developing, testing, or managing software projects. Along the way Matt has had the opportunity to serve as the lead organizer of the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (now in it’s fifth year), lead organizer for the workshop on technical debt, and to teach information systems at night for Calvin College. Probably best known for his writing, A contributing editor for Software Test & Quality Assurance Magazine, Matt’s personal blog “Creative Chaos” is consistently highly-ranked among software writing. An elected member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Software Testing, Matt recently served as lead editor for “How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing” (Taylor and Francis, 2011).

Education

    Excellence in Software Delivery

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Project Management, Software Delivery Quality and Speed, and Outsourcing

Personal Interests

    Skiing, Hiking, Social Justice, and Service Projects

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing - 1st Edition book cover

Photos

Videos

STPCon 2011

Published: Sep 26, 2012

A brief video interview on what excites Matt about software conferences - specifically, the software test professionals conference.

How To Speak to An Agilista (If you Absolutely Must)

Published: Sep 26, 2012

Matt Heusser at CAST 2011, talking about communication between traditional testers and "test infected" developers.

Interaction Based Testing

Published: Sep 26, 2012

Matt Heusser and Shawn McMillan at Google's Test Automation Conference in 2007, talking about the extensive use of mock objects for software engineering - something called, at the time, interaction based testing.

The AST Grant Program

Published: Sep 26, 2012

Matt on the "AST Live" radio/TV show, at the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST) 2012, in San Jose, California, talking about the AST grant program.

In Defense of Wisdom

Published: Sep 26, 2012

Matt Heusser at CAST 2012, talking about Wisdom, and, specifically, how that pertains to person integrity in the software test world.

How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing

Published: Sep 26, 2012

Matt Heusser on one of his favorite topics: Reducing Cost Through Test Excellence

Talking about testing

Published: Sep 26, 2012

Matt Heusser talking about software testing for West Michigan CoNGA, a user group of user groups.

An individual software maturity model

Published: Sep 26, 2012

Matt Heusser presents a model for how humans grow in their understanding of software.