Nigerian Software Testing Qualifications Council (NGSTQB), a board member of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), has announced the date and topic for its first webinar.

NGSTQB invites stakeholders in the Nigerian software ecosystem to a one-day webinar under the theme: “The Role of Software Testing in Nigeria’s Digital Economy”.

Register here to participate.

NGSTQB is a leading organization for certifying software testing professionals in this West African country.

It is also the local chapter of the TMMi Foundation, the architect and owner of the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) – a detailed and structured model for test process improvement and the global standard.

Stakeholders will take advantage of the one-day NGSTQB webinar to discuss software testing issues in the country.

Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, will deliver the opening speech of the workshop.

Mr. Oliver Denoo, Chairman of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), will present the lead article.

According to Global Market Insights reportthe software testing market size exceeded US$40 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at over 7% CAGR from 2021 to 2027.

Speaking ahead of the webinar scheduled for June 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (WAT), Mr. Boye Dare, President of NGSTQB, said that the central objective of the workshop was to discuss the role of software testing in achieving of Nigeria’s digital economy strategy.

“The importance of software testing and quality assurance is highly valued in a software development cycle. Both processes refine the whole process and guarantee the superior quality of the product. Also, it reduces maintenance costs and provides better usability and enhanced functionality. When software testing signs and pushes individual components, quality assurance attests that the product is fit for purpose.

“With Nigeria moving towards a more digitally integrated society, the influence of software is much greater these days. Software is improving business prospects and driving a smart world. a vital role in all facets of life today, however, all it takes is the smooth and foolproof operation of the software.

“Otherwise, the disastrous effects of software failures can have a crippling impact on business and livelihoods. During the workshop, we will explore the benefits of software testing and quality assurance for any business.

“The irrecoverable damage a software failure can cause is evident in startling reports from around the world. For example, in 2017, a statement released by Tricentis revealed that global companies had lost 1.7 trillion in assets and affected 3.7 million people around the world. According to a report by Synopsys, Inc. in conjunction with the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ), the cost of poor software quality in the United States in 2020 was approximately $2.08 trillion.

Additionally, gory stories of companies hit by software issues appear in the news almost daily around the world. Computer problems that have created substantial financial losses in different business sectors and organizations such as British Airways, Facebook, the O2 network are good examples of the aftermath of a software failure”.

How to participate :

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