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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Agile Test Automation for Data-Centric Applications

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Test automation is one of several key technical enablement practices that allow teams to be more successful in their agile journey. Although there are many test practices and automation tools available for software development teams to leverage, few are targeted to data-related development and testing.This lack of data-centric testing tools leaves teams working on data warehousing, business intelligence, and other data-centric applications thinking they can't possibly automate their tests. Why is test automation important to agile data teams? Why aren’t they automating their tests today? What is the path to test automation? Lynn Winterboer and Cher Fox answer these questions, bringing the concepts to life using small-group exercises and a short demo of how they make test automation work. Leave knowing that a lack of vendor-supported tools is not the issue. If you roll up your sleeves and develop good testing practices and procedures, you can easily start automating those practices and procedures using the tools and development languages you already use.

Lynn Winterboer
Winterboer Agile Analytics

Lynn Winterboer (@AgileLynn) coaches and educates DW/BI teams on how to apply agile principles and practices to their work. In various roles within multiple teams, Lynn has focused on agile and business intelligence. She understands the unique set of challenges faced by DW/BI teams who want to benefit from the incremental, value-focused approaches of agile and lean development. Read Lynn’s blog.

Cher Fox
Fox Consulting

Cher Fox (@TheDatanista) is an experienced data warehouse and business intelligence analyst, developer, and tester with technical expertise on data-focused test automation tools. She has more than twenty years of experience training corporate users on IT applications and business processes via conference room, classroom, and support mediums. Cher has fifteen years of experience as a brand ambassador for several organizations, educating consumers via live product demonstrations at conferences and events. Learn more at Fox Consulting.