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Agile Dev West 2018 - Testing & QA

Monday, June 4

Mary Thorn Consulting
Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

Creating a High-Performance Agile Team

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Monday, June 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Many teams have a relatively easy time adopting the tactical aspects of agile methodologies. Usually a few classes, some tools’ introduction, and a bit of practice lead teams toward fairly efficient execution. However, these teams are quite often simply going through the motions—neither maximizing their agile performance nor delivering as much value as they could. Borrowing from their experience and lean software development methods, Bob Galen and Mary Thorn explore high-performance team patterns, which are the thinking models of mature agile teams, including large-scale emergent...

Tuesday, June 5

Jeff Payne
Coveros, Inc.

What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

DevOps is more than a buzzword or a passing fad. It's a radically new approach to rapidly deliver high-quality software applications. However, many organizations don’t fully grasp the magnitude of this change or what it means for everyone involved in the software development lifecycle. Jeffery Payne says that DevOps—when done right—drives higher quality and efficiency into software development, software testing, and application management activities. It empowers teams to remove impediments to quality and productivity throughout the entire software lifecycle. However, when DevOps is done...


The Tester's (New) Role in Agile Development

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Avoiding siloed development is a tricky business. It’s so easy for agile teams to fall into the rut in which testers only do traditional testing activities, and programmers strictly do their time-worn coding activities. Rob Sabourin shares a number of examples of how testing skills can be applied to a wide variety of activities in an agile project. Testers are among the most skilled team members in story grooming, elicitation, and exploration. Risk analysis in self-organized agile teams empowers testers to drive design decisions. A tester’s affinity analysis skills help clear the way for...

Wednesday, June 6


Five Core Values to Focus Your Regression Testing Efforts

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

In an agile world where having dedicated testers can be a controversial idea, manual testing is a tough sell. Not all contexts have their testing automated, so what is a manual tester to do when it comes time to release? Your team starts asking about regression testing, requests estimates, and expects justifications for the time being spent. Intuition isn't the answer, and retesting everything is not an option. In this session, seasoned tester Brendan Connolly will share his five core values for focusing your regression testing efforts: consistency over correctness, behaviors over bugs,...


Infogain: A Case study in Predictive, AI-driven Automation

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Intelligent Automation is no longer a nice to have in today’s IT world. The market demands responsiveness and responsiveness mandates speed and flexibility. Vast teams of manual testers no longer fit this new paradigm. The most mature, value-focused IT organizations will find a way to prevail. One approach to the problem hinges on the innovative idea of utilizing open source tools to build an advanced testing framework integrated with a predictive analytics capability. The resulting solution dubbed a ‘Continuous Quality Engine’ at Infogain, enables a process of optimized test planning...