Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Building the Blocks of Trust in Automation

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Building the Blocks of Trust in Automation

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Establishing trust in the automation test suite is important to unite the team as a whole. Once trust is established in the process and the tests, it becomes crucial to the overall software development lifecycle. In this talk, join Sneha as she shares her journey as an automation engineer on how her team with manual test engineers contributed to automation, the steps taken to build clean automation to win the confidence of the organization and to have them believe that the automation effort has their backs. This talk would first focus on the strategies used to make the tests reliable and the test development and coding standards followed within the automation team. Then, the tools and training provided for the manual testers to contribute to the automation efforts. Finally, on the steps that were taken to make the automation efforts useful and visible to the teams and management by using a wallboard to display the metrics. Attendees will leave with tips that can be applied to achieve a well-functioning automated QA team.

Sneha Viswalingam
Zoll Lifevest

Sneha Viswalingam's passion for ‘All things Automation’ began when he started his career right after graduate school in the fancy field of automation in the bay area. Her experience revolves around developing end-to-end automation testing frameworks for web-based and Mobile applications. She enjoys focusing on making automation famous wherever she goes! Currently, she resides in Pittsburgh, PA. When not coding, she's a foodie travelling around the world to learn the art of cooking and an artist who loves to create acrylic paintings.