Milwaukee SPIN

The Software Process Improvement Network is comprised of individuals dedicated to improving the software engineering practice. Regional groups called "SPINs" meet and share their experiences - initiating and sustaining software process improvement programs.

Improving Software Release Life Cycle

Over the course of 2018, Advicent made significant improvements to their software release life cycle. Those advancements, among which included expansion of automated testing, enabled releases to be more frequent and higher quality. Observed results included decreasing escaped defect rates, decreasing overall defect severity, and standardizing the defect deferral process.


Matt Rademaker and Alex Becker will take you through Advicent’s journey from their former release state to their current state and beyond by looking at many of the deficiencies in their old life cycle and the impediments that they needed to overcome. These obstacles may be the same as some you are facing on your development teams. By sharing their story, Advicent hopes to inspire actionable ideas to advance your own release life cycles.

Date and Time
Wednesday, 01/30/2019
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Free Food and Networking 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM Presentation and Q&A
Mayfair Woods Building
10700 W Research Dr #1
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Free - Thanks to our Host Advicent and Platinum Sponsors
Speaker Bio:
Matt Rademaker has been practicing Quality Assurance for 20 years, across a number of organizations in the Milwaukee area.  A year ago, Matt joined Advicent and has been working with the QA, Automation, and Development teams to improve their Agile, testing, and release processes.
Alex Becker is the Software Developer in Test Team Lead at Advicent Solutions and has been with the company for the past five years. He began his career here at Advicent in our Support department before transitioning into the Quality Assurance realm. Realizing how much he enjoyed technical work and utilizing his knowledge of the application, he next began implementing solutions in Test Automation and Performance Testing and now leads our team.