This event is co-located with Agile & DevOps Showcase
Delegates may attend any sessions from across the two conferences.
Testers have always been at the coal face of ensuring that “stuff works as it should”. Is there anything different in the actual testing of new digital products, new interfaces with clients which must always provide the optimum user experience? How are testers coping? What are the stories coming in? What is working well and what can be done better?
At this event we are aiming to include many case studies as well as high quality technical/review presentations. We will also feature the popular and interactive round table discussions (each addressing a different testing topic or issue) where all participants can join in, shape their learning, share their own experiences, and hear fresh ideas.
There is also an exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and testing tool vendors.
Joint morning session of Keynote presentations with Agile & DevOps
The Round Table session:This session is for 45 minutes. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary, but please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Testing, Agile and DevOps.
Benefits of attending
Topics to be covered:
We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Agile & DevOps Expo.
We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” – are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.
Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
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Ash Winter,Tester, Diagram Industries Ltd
While in the big bad, world of consultancy, I was tasked on numerous occasions with 'reviewing' the testing capability of an organisation and providing recommendations on how to improve. I did exactly that on those numerous occasions, passing judgement on the testing capability and pointing the organisation in (I believed) the right direction. I thought I had a decent handle on it, providing thoughtful context, sensitive strategies.
I had the occasion to return to one of these companies to implement a something. Very little had changed. Or things had even got worse, testing (and testers) were in further distress. At first I was perplexed, then it struck me, I had engaged in inadvertent local optimisation. Testing and the state of it at an organisation was dependent on so many structural issues, that 'reviewing' testing alone was a peripheral action.
I resolved to engage with organisations with a more open mind to looking for the root causes behind the perceived testing problems, encouraging them to deal with those first. I would like to present an experience report about going beyond your remit to help an organisation and the reactions prompted by that. My testing world looked very different to me afterwards.
Dave Snowden, CTO, Cognitive Edge
Ensuring closer collaboration between business, development, operations and testing has been a long term goal of DevOps, Lean and Agile alike in many manifestations. But are silos's always a bad thing? What is the right balance between specialist knowledge and general understanding and capability? How far can any such integration use models and methods that originate in manufacturing? How to we deal with outliers and unintended consequences?
Gary Moore, Vice President, Sogeti
The demands on QA are evolving at pace, this is creating new challenges for QA departments and test practitioners, requiring a new focus on outcomes, speed of delivery and predicting the future. This keynote looks at the key trends that are effecting the software testing industry, and the key findings that are changing the way that we operate, and need to operate. We will focus on:* The focus on Customer outcomes and consumer trust that is now a must
Jay Livens, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Actifio
Does it make sense to test today's code with last year's data? Learn how full fidelity virtual databases delivered on-demand via orchestration tools and RESTful APIs can help you build better quality applications faster.
Mark Lines, Enterprise Agile Coach, Disciplined Agile Consortium
Despite claims to the contrary, the need for governance does not disappear for agile projects. Your project sponsors have a right to know the status of the health and risk of their investments. But trying to blend traditional agile methods such as Scrum with traditional stage gate approaches can cause frustration for both project teams and their stakeholders. In this talk Mark Lines will share how to apply lightweight agile governance using the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework
Deepak Sharma, RPA Evangelist
The Design Centric approach to RPA that focuses on top-down development, object-orientated implementation, and collaborative processes between operations and IT. This holds tremendous potential for enterprise customers to reach the next level in business process optimization and to act as a catalyst for digital transformation & business model innovation.
Dan North, Principal, Dan North Associates
In 2001 a group of programmers proposed the word "agile" to describe a set of values they shared. Several of these programmers had already developed methods based on these values. The values are universal, that's how they were chosen. The methodologies, however, were designed for the technology landscape of the 1990s. Think of all the changes in technology and business practise in the last 25 years. If that seems too daunting just think about the last five years. In taking "Agile" mainstream, we adopt these ancient practises on faith while losing sight of the values that inspired them.
How do agile values map to the modern landscape of massive computing power and storage on demand, languages that compile faster than you can type, computers in your pocket more powerful than the previous generation's mainframes, home broadband fast enough to stream high-definition video?
It's time to revisit what agile software development really means. The previous generation moved the delivery horizon from years to months. Now we need to think in days or even hours.
Comparing the leading Agile Enterprise Frameworks: SAFe, Disciplined Agile, LeSS, and Spotify?
Scott Ambler + Associates
Continuous Testing for DevOps
Distributed Agile development and automation best practices
Five secrets of building a successful DevOps career
Savinder Puri, DevOps Evangelist, UK & Europe,Zensar Technologies (UK) Ltd.
Increasing software reliability: traditional vs. new methodologies and technologies
Dr Greg Law, CTO, Undo
How Intelligent Automation can be industrialized by applying a collaborative methodology between Business Operations and Technology
Deepak Sharma, Jidoka
IT teams guided by the following principles:
♦ Empowering Business Operations
♦ Engaging Technology Development Teams
♦ Embracing AI technologies
♦ Promoting industry good practices for Software engineering , i.e. Agile, DevOps
How to accelerate and automate DevOps cycles
Can AI replace management?
Dan Hooper, Piccadilly Group
Mitigating business disruption and life on-call improved
Thomas Ripoche, VP Sales, Neotys
In this talk, we demonstrate in a live demo how performance tests can be efficiently integrated into DevOps environments.
We'll show you how to incorporate performance testing into your Continuous Integration tool chain so you can test at every stage of the development process - from automated API and component testing to system-wide application testing.
You will also see from a case study how a NeoLoad customer has implemented this.
Greg Law, Co-founder & CEO/CTO, Undo
How do you go about testing a complex feature-rich multi-threaded application of highly optimised C/C++ code that is SAP HANA? A huge code base, non-deterministic factors, continuous integration and more advanced testing methodologies lead to a growing number of intermittent test failures which are often difficult to reproduce and investigate. Worryingly, these sporadic failures are building up over time, like a pile of dirty laundry nobody wants to talk about...
The SAP HANA engineering team spent months analysing logs from failed tests - often with no success. Eventually, they tried a new method: recording test failures and replaying the recording files in a reversible debugger in order to see exactly what the HANA software did.
This short talk will explore how the SAP HANA engineering team managed to catch and fix sporadic memory leaks and race conditions ... before they reached customers. Their true commitment to software quality is a big part of why they are leading the field in the in-memory revolution.
Maryam Umar, Caplin Systems
A song sung by every engineer who wants to deploy to production... I hold a vision of having every single commit being release-ready for production. This is what every team should strive for and put processes in place which enable it. But visions are meant to be contested.
I recently took on the responsibility of release management of a very tricky and major project. There was no infrastructure and no guidelines on how to do this. In this talk, I will tell you why I volunteered for this role; what inspired me; the principles that guided me, and what process I put in place. There will be mention of system tests and how they enabled the group to gain confidence about their releases. I will also talk about the team dynamics which informed the initial difficulty and eventual success for release management.
Tzvika Shahaf, Director of Product, Perfecto
Tzvika Shahaf, director of Product Management at Perfecto who leads DigitalZoom Reporting & Analytics solution is going cover during his demo the best practices to leverage CI tools to enable Continuous Testing visibility.
The presentation will address some of the challenges organizations are facing when implementing Continuous Testing as part of their DevOps with focus on test data analysis, escaped defects and velocity blockers.
The demo will focus on a real day-in-a-life of a DevOps Engineer. From the moment of triggering a Jenkins Build up until a real defect is being identified and fully analyzed.
Sune Engsig, LEAPWORK
Too many test automation projects fail because of unnecessary barriers: Highly specialized technical expertise, a very long training process, or both. Getting automation off the ground requires the right tool and shared ownership in the test team.
Join LEAPWORK’s Senior Product Evangelist Sune Engsig for an energetic talk about how every member on a test team can play their part in achieving automation success.
This session is for testers of every kind: Domain specialists, technical testers, test management, and more. You are guaranteed to come away with a completely different idea about how test automation can be rolled out – and what you can do with it.
Sai Krishna, Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks
Mobile Test Automation is increasingly becoming very important. Almost all web applications are responsive these days and it's very important to test how the application works across devices. The same is true with the native application as well. At the same time, the number of devices and the custom OS versions on devices are also vast. This means that it's harder for a tester to manually run the automated tests over a list of devices to get device coverage and quicker results over every feature development.
We came up with a solution of executing tests in distributed or parallel fashion across remote devices from anywhere in the network using Appium Test Distribution.
Ian Bissett, Head of Technical Practices, Infuse
While automation is not new in the testing community, a large majority of software companies are still yet to fully understand and embrace test automation into their release process, relying solely on traditional manual testing methods instead. Using experience gained over the last 20 years, Infuse's Head of Technical Practices Ian Bisset will be explaining why automation has become an essential part of modern software delivery and how tools such as Jenkins, Selenium and Infuse's useMango product can be utilized to create a Continuous Delivery pipeline to help speed releases and reduce Production defects.