Technology, in the business landscape is ever-evolving as business challenges have become increasingly complex. To keep up, organisations must build and deploy innovative, timely solutions.
The focus of the conference is on finding methods and tools for business value through the adoption of Agile, DevOps and Testing and well-built software. This transformation depends on significant changes in culture, roles & responsibilities, team structure, and tools & processes.
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We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start-up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and vision in these three fields. Please let us know too if you would like to participate in the panel sessions only.
We are also planning short “how to do” sessions or full-day workshops to run as pre or post conference events. Let us know if you have a related topic that you want to run as a workshop or an extended briefing.
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Tim Carpenter, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs, Singapore
What is Site Reliability Engineering – SRE – and why it is important to Goldman Sachs? We exploring the importance of failures, why SRE cares about different failure modes and how that factors into building reliable systems. The use of metrics, Service Level Objectives and incidents are discussed, and how SRE uses these to govern release velocity and drive priorities.
The biggest drawback of test automation is test script maintenance. In this session we will go beyond the Page Object Model to explore tips on updating xPath and CSS locators on the fly. This helps when large amounts of elements are impacted by changes in properties, names or classes, specifically when your boss expects results in a few couple hours. We will also look at the advantages of writing scripts in Plain English, well beyond the rigid GIVEN, WHEN, THEN structure of Cucumber and it’s Step Definition abstraction layer.
Mayank Dhanwantri, Director, KPMG Global Delivery Center, India
I will be talking about AGILE and how its perceived commonly vs the real AGILE concept.
There are quite a number of test framework tool out there that is trying to be BDD but I would called them BDD in disguise. I suppose they are created to help QA manual tester to transit into automation easily but it tend to lead to spaghetti code and not able to bring any benefit to the team especially when the BDD feature file is mixed with technical terminology that cannot engage the product or business stakeholder and lead to maintenance issue. When come to choosing the right test automation framework. I have a few criteria to consider. In this talk I share some key factors I would consider and applying BDD workflow and language tool such as cucumber with a demo project using WebdriverIO + cucumber framework for mobile test automation.
David Colwell, VP – AI & Machine Learning, Tricentis
Gunnar Grosch, Sr. Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Sweden
While the benefits of distributed computing are undeniable and have revolutionized IT, they do have some challenges. Architectures have grown increasingly complex and can be hard to understand and difficult to debug and test. Chaos engineering is the process of stressing an application in testing or production environments by creating disruptive events, such as server outages or API throttling, observing how the system responds, and implementing improvements. In this session, we’ll see how chaos engineering can help improve our application’s resilience and performance, uncover hidden issues, expose blind spots, and more.
Especially for banks, releasing controlled software is not only a must, but a business priority. Through a real-life example, Manuel will show how DevSecOps practices and sBoM principles have been made part of the delivery process, seamlessly, in a way they HELP software delivery supply chain.
Victoria Alexiou, Product Manager, PEOPLECERT, Intl., Greece
Although Agile emerged from software development, today almost 95% or organizations have adopted Agile and are actively trying to shift the paradigm outside of their IT to enable all their functions embrace agility.
At the same time, organizations say that only 1 out of 5 of their employees have the mentality and the skills needed to take their Agile journey forward and successfully work iteratively and collaboratively, while responding to changing requirements.
Join me in my session to understand why we fail when we, as professionals and organizations, try to become Agile, despite the abundance of resources and frameworks we have in our disposal.
Larry Maccherone, DevSecOps Transformation, Transformation.dev, USA
This talk delivers a framework to launch or recharge your shift left security effort to truly empower development. It was created and used to scale the Dev(Sec)Ops transformation program across 600 highly diverse development teams at Comcast.
My talk is about “The raise of Low Code / No Code Automation Tools”. This session covers Need for Automation Testing, Automation strategies for Salesforce domain ends with comparing pros and cons of major players who offer Low code testing tools. A live working demo is included & covers a generic Salesforce Use case automation using one such tool.
High-performing Agile teams create high-quality solutions for their customers. Meaningful metrics can create positive team collaboration and help to drive efficiencies – these are ‘Good’ metrics. Few metrics take a lot of effort to generate but don’t align with the team’s overall objectives. These are ‘bad’ metrics. Another category of metrics can be considered as ‘Ugly’ metrics which may negatively impact the team culture and restrict team collaboration and productivity. In this session, the speaker shares her experience and insights on how leaders can enable Quality and Culture through apt metrics, creating and maintaining different kinds of Quality and Agile metrics, best practices in maintaining and reporting the metrics, how we can use ‘good’ metrics to drive business value.
Prabhas Abhayakumar, Vice President, Societe Generale Global Solution Centre, India
As the adoption of agile in software develoment has increased in the past decade, we have also seen the accelerated adoption of continuous development, continuous testing and continuous deployment. This new approach in software development has made the overall development process more dynamic by giving the developers the ability to introduce new changes in the applications and prevent bugs or breakdowns from impeding the scalability of applications.
We will talk about how test-driven development (TDD) and behavior-driven development (BDD), as test-first approaches has helped developers to produce bug free software. While we look at the difference between the two approaches, we will also explore how each one is different from the other, drawbacks and benefits of each approach. We will finally look at how these practices have improved the overall efficiency of the development team.
Harihara Ganesh D, Program Manager, VISA, India and Somashekhar B, Program Manager, VISA, India
Welcome to our talk where we discuss ‘Winning Team’s framework’ that focusses on unearthing cultural elements @ team level. The Agile Value delivery model focuses on the Value delivered sprint on sprint over the productivity thus influencing Organizations to adopt this model. How can you realize culture elements at work that is aligned with Core Values and that are driver for delivering better business outcome? You can start with “Wall of wow” to extend recognition to your peers or launch “Appreciation day” to appreciate your employees. Culture club driven by WOW boards and Appreciation day are building block for creating collaborative culture @ workplace. Through appreciation & recognition, people feel valued and this build a great relationship among the team members.
Harish Srigiriraju, Principal Engineer, Verizon
For a personal cloud product or any other products which is focused on user generated content, there are unique challenges faced. This presentation will explore the challenges in manual and automated testing. Additionally, we will explore what are few solutions and recommendations for testing such products.
Just like in manual testing, silo can occur in test automation practice. Is your development team able to maintain your automation tests? Does your PO / BA understand the scope of your automation tests? Or is it only the QA team who owns and understands the automation tests? In this talk, I will share some of the tips to avoid this anti-pattern to achieve best value in your test automation.
Hanumant Shedge, General Manager, _VOIS (Vodafone Intelligent Solution), India and Neeraj Sinha, Senior Manager, _VOIS (Vodafone Intelligent Solution), India
Agile/DevOps Transformation – a journey and change in mindset. Phased approach to move in DevOps; Overcome challenges and finding probable solutions, Transformation case study.
DevOps describes a culture and set of processes that brings the development and operations teams together to complete software development. It allows organizations to create products at a faster pace and DevOps is rapidly gaining popularity. In this session, I’ll take you through to create and automate (Continuous integration and Continuous Delivery) or CICD pipelines in a Serverless way….. by leveraging AWS services like CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy and CodePipeline.