This event is co-located with Agile & DevOps Expo.
Software testing and QA is set to grow in significance over the years. Our annual event as usual puts the emphasis to showcase and nurture thought leadership in this area. The day is aligned to our clients’ business objectives and investments, to provide sustained benefits & improved ROI.
The key focus will be on software engineering, testing, development, quality engineered software and testing (QUEST), Testing the Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud (SMAC). There will sharing of practical experiences, extended knowledge-sharing sessions, “Round Table” discussions for sharing insights and industry trends. Amongst many related topics, the event addresses areas such as agile, test design, automation, performance, security, and DevOps. This coupled with networking has the scope for open-mindedness and sharing throughout the day. There are pre and post conference workshops too on specific topics. An exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and vendors from the three topic areas – Testing, Agile and DevOps.
The event is very much relevant for QA experts, developers, testers, test managers and even management / business leaders to understand the impact Testing has on the business front.
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 Testing.
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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Dave Snowden, CTO, Cognitive Edge
Mark Lines, Managing Partner / DA Fellow, Disciplined Agile
A fundamental philosophy from the early days of Agile, and particularly of XP, is that teams should own their process. Today we would say that they should be allowed, and better yet, enabled, to choose their own way of working (WoW).
This was a powerful vision, but it was quickly abandoned to make way for the Agile certification gold rush. Why do the hard work of learning your craft, of improving your WoW via experimentation and learning, when you can instead become a certified master of an agile method in two days or a program consultant of a scaling framework in four? It sounds great, and certainly is great for anyone collecting the money, but 18 years after the signing of the Agile Manifesto as an industry we’re nowhere near reaching Agile’s promise. Nowhere near it.
We had it right in the very beginning, and the lean community had it right all along – teams need to own their process, they must be enabled to choose their WoW. To do this we need to stop looking for easy answers, we must reject the simplistic solutions that the agile industrial complex wants to sell us, and most importantly recognize that we need #NoFrameworks.
Keith Watson, Director of DevOps iHCM, ADP
Agile methods and tools have helped development teams focus on delivering smaller pieces of function quickly. This enables teams to test their assumptions about the explicit and implied needs of their target users earlier in the development process. However often these development processes are delivered by waterfall delivery processes which negate some of the advantages of the agile approach. This presentation will use example from various projects, how using a continuous delivery approach which takes advantage of DevOps tools, patterns and practices as well as cultural change, can unlock the innovation within a company and deliver functional enhancements and other changes to production more frequently and hence enhance mindshare and marketshare. It will also provide insights into how DevOps can enable the agile transformation and inform on how barriers to adoption can be overcome.
Susan Scott, Transformation Director, Barclays
Succeeding on the journey towards organisational agility can be a daunting prospect for many people as it rips them out of their comfort zone, and for everyone change is scary. So how do you create the impetus for changing the culture, the mind-set, the underlying beliefs when all around you are subconsciously trying to maintain the status quo? I’ll talk about some of the successes that have worked for me in a number of companies and I hope these will enable you with some takeaways you can experiment with in your context and an opportunity for reflection on other aspects of your journey.
Dr. Jeremias Rößler, Founder & CEO Reset
GUI test automation is broken — because regression testing is not testing, but version control of the behavior of the software.
Gradually, an insight is gaining ground in the testing world: Test automation without assertions works better! Whether ApprovalsTest, Jest (Facebook, Open Source) or recheck (retest, Open Source) - the number of tools that work according to the approach of Golden Master Testing / Characterization Testing / Approval Testing is constantly increasing. This approach promises more robust tests with less effort for creation and maintenance, while all the while testing much more completely. What this means, which different tools are available (mostly Open Source), and where the strengths and weaknesses of this approach lie, will be explained in this presentation. Don't miss the next trend in test automation...
Burak Ergören, Test Automation Engineer, Sahibinden
I will start with key points to consider when developing test automation project. Brief information about the continuous integration system and the logic of operation. Then i will explain how to take our existing test automation system further by using continuous integration.
Narendra Nagaram, Principal Consultant, Infosys Limited, India
To keep pace with the digital momentum and aide the required agility as well as velocity, intelligence needs to be applied in testing augmenting test automation et al. Thus not helping achieving higher accuracy but build higher efficiencies propelling faster time to market objectives. Numerous AI services for QA are available in the market and this session focuses on the such trends as well as some insights into the scenarios that can be expected in future.
Steve Watson, Senior Test Manager, Octopus Labs
It's difficult to know what areas to focus on in order to grow in your career – load & performance testing, a coding language, DevOps and deployments? If you ask 50 people, you'll get 50 answers. In this session, we'll discuss the 3 core skill areas that testers need to focus on based on Steve's extensive experience as a test manager, in order to help you decide where to invest your time.
Daniel Gold, Head of QA & Automation, Testim.io, Israel
Demystifying AI, a review of key concepts in AI and machine learning, how it is related to software testing and what is the vision for AI in testing, how we used AI to process the DOM to handle dynamic locators, the technical challenges we encountered.
All levels can learn and benefit of this presentation. These days AI and machine learning are big Buzzwords but not many truly understand what it is. We will review how AI and machine learning helps us handle dynamic locators in our web applications and what is its future in the testing industry.
Maryam Umar, Head of QA, Caplin Systems
SDET. When a hiring manager finds out they have to hire/work with an SDET, there is bound to be confusion. What is this role? Do they only write tests? What’s the developer to tester ratio? Are they really developers? How can I help them progress?
In this talk, I want to discuss the challenges of a test manager especially from the aspect of the team they manage. I will first discuss what value the role brings along-with the caveats of leadership in quality assurance. Most of the issues are around progression and how to gain respect in the team.
I want to have a discussion at the end about how we can overcome these challenges as a community and how we can make SDeTs a part of the team too.
Dima Lulko, BlazeMeter (now part of Broadcom)
In this talk I will explain:
What do we mean by shift left and shift right testing?
How does performance testing and monitoring work when we’ve moved away from the waterfall model?
What’s the role of the QA team in this new devops, focused world?
How can your team improve and deliver Continuous Quality when releases are constant?
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