This track will help participants understand how they can fit traditional test practices into an Agile environment as well as explore real-world examples of testing projects and teams in varying degrees of Agile adoption.

Workshop: Move into DevOps – Experiences from the Real World

Using experience from three successful implementations, you will learn how test teams can be an asset and not a drag as we move into DevOps. Management wants everyone to move to DevOps now. Testing in DevOps is harder than most organizations think. Many test teams still struggle with Agile, test automation and maintenance. These problems […]

Using Keywords to Support Behavior Driven Development

To help teams specify, develop and test their applications Dan North has introduced a technique called “Behavior Driven Development” (BDD). In this approach natural language scenarios are used that are equally understandable for all team members and stake holders in a project. BDD scenarios can also be used to drive automation, but the result is […]

Workshop: What Makes Automated Testing Successful?

With the arrival of Agile and DevOps automation of tests has become even more important than ever before. However, in particular functional testing has not become any easier over the years. Many organizations and teams still struggle to get their tests fully automated, and keep that automation stable and maintained well over the years. This […]

Collaborate and Conquer -Testing in Component Based Scaled Agile Programs

In this session I will cover Quality Assurance strategies for Scaled Agile delivery in enterprises that have component-based architecture. I will examine real-life examples from the Telecommunication industry to help illustrate specific concepts. Some of the concepts that will be used are part of my article published in STP: The Secret Sauce for Making Enterprise […]

Workshop: Leading Agile Testers – Successfully Making the Leap

There’s a gross error being made today across many agile organizations. They’re assuming there is no place for test management and leadership in agile, self-directed team contexts. We beg to differ with this strategy. There is a strong need to testing leadership in agile organizations, just not the way we’ve always approached it. In this […]

Workshop: Agile Testing – Techniques to Survive and Thrive

Let’s face it – agile testing is different. First of all, there are challenges integrating successfully within the teams themselves. Scrummerfall is still running rampant. Then there is the dichotomy of testing vs. quality and balancing yours and the teams focus. Finally, delivering value is also an imperative, but a challenge. In this dynamic workshop, […]

Cross Platform Mobile Test Automation Using Appium

Mobile devices are taking over the world and quickly outpacing the use of traditional desktop machines. But how should we test them? Jonah Stiennon has spent the past two years working with a team of open source contributors at Sauce Labs to establish Appium as the industry standard for cross-platform mobile test automation. A Node.js […]

Advanced Automated Visual Testing

Automated visual testing is a major emerging trend in the dev / test community. In this talk you will learn what visual testing is and why it should be automated. We will take a deep dive into some of the technological challenges involved with visual test automation and show how modern tools address them. We […]

Fail Proof Tests in Any Browser with Selenium

What happens when you have thousands of tests that run beautifully in Chrome, but half of them fail in Internet Explorer? Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common for developers, and remains a major sore point for teams tasked with getting software out the door that gives the user a great experience in any browser. […]

Workshop: 7 Metrics to Use to Identify Vulnerable Code

Do you know the developers on your team who write the most (let’s call it) “vulnerable” code? Do you want to know who they are? Come learn the tale-tell signs of vulnerable code and 7 metrics you can use to identify it. We’ll go through several tools that are freely available to you that will […]