Agile + DevOps West 2021 - Test Management | TechWell

Agile + DevOps Virtual 2021 - Test Management

Customize your Agile + DevOps West 2021 experience with sessions covering test management.

Monday, June 7

Kate Wardin
Developer First
MF

Foundations of Tech Leadership

New
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

According to a CareerBuilder study, only 40% of new tech leaders receive formal training when they become a boss for the first time. The rest are forced to get scrappy to quickly equip themselves with new skills, techniques, and mindsets to effectively transition into their new roles. Join Kate Wardin to learn tactical techniques and resources for both new and seasoned technical leaders to feel confident in their roles. Interactive group exercises will cover topics such as 1:1s, time management, valuable team metrics, and will help you practice these new ideas and techniques in a safe and...

MG

An Agile Coaching Practicum in 360 degrees

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Let’s face it, agile coaching isn’t for the timid or faint of heart. In most companies, it’s an incredibly challenging and nuanced role. And an important part of it is having the ability to coach in 360 degrees: downward—across your teams, outward – across managers and peers, and upward—towards those pesky leaders. Oh, and did we say that virtually EVERYONE is an agile coach? In this workshop, join Mary and Leon as they share tools and experiences coaching in all directions. They will review three different coaching models from the X-Wing, to Powerful Questions, to 9-Stances, to the Agile...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
MH

What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

DevOps is more than a buzzword or a passing fad. It's a radically new approach to rapidly deliver high-quality software applications. However, many organizations don’t fully grasp the magnitude of this change or what it means for everyone involved in the software development lifecycle. Jeffery Payne says that DevOps—when done right—drives higher quality and efficiency into software development, software testing, and application management activities. It empowers teams to remove impediments to quality and productivity throughout the entire software lifecycle. However, when DevOps is done...

Tuesday, June 8

Jeff Payne
Coveros
TD

Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Agile initiatives always begin with high expectations—accelerate delivery, meet customer needs, and improve software quality. The truth is that many agile projects do not deliver on some or all of these expectations. If you want help to ensure the success of your agile project or to get an agile project back on track, this tutorial is for you. Jeffery Payne discusses the most common causes of agile project failure and how you can avoid these issues or mitigate their damaging effects. Poor project management, ineffective requirements development, failed communications, software development...

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Bob Galen
Vaco
TG

Learning How to Lead High-Performing Agile Teams

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Currently much of agile adoption—coaching, advice, techniques, training, and even the empathy—revolves around the agile teams. Leaders are typically ignored, marginalized at best, and in the worst cases even vilified. But Bob Galen and Mary Thorn contend that there is a central and important role for managers and leaders within agile environments. Join Bob and Mary as they explore the patterns of mature agile managers and leaders. Examine why those who understand servant leadership know how to effectively support, grow, coach, and empower their agile teams in ways that increase the team's...

Steven Granese
AgileThought
TI

The Transformation Mindset: A Leader's Guide to Embracing Agile

New
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Many leaders want to transform their organization to become more agile, adaptive, and responsive to the market. However, most do not deeply understand how to lead their organization through such a massive change. They install prescriptive scaling frameworks and send employees to training, but discard the elements of true transformation that are difficult. When the inevitable failure ensues, they switch frameworks, fire people, and revert back to what worked for them in the past. What these leaders fail to recognize is that the mindset they used to build their organization conflicts with...

Wednesday, June 9

Eran-Kinsbruner
Perfecto by Perforce
W12

Mastering Cross-Browser Testing with Selenium and Cypress

Preview
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Agile mandates continuous testing processes. Within Agile there are various personas trying to accomplish exactly that, however, they bring different constrains including time lines, skillsets, and testing objectives. With the growing adoption of Cypress testing framework that appeals to front-end developers, how does Cypress plays within a single pipeline together with Selenium? Do they compete or complement each other? In this session, Eran Kinsbruner, DevOps chief Evangelist, Author and Sr. Director at Perforce will uncover the main benefits and consideration for using the 2...

Thursday, June 10

Ratna Janjanam
Salesforce
T5

Make Test Automation Successful and Efficient in Agile Environment

Preview
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Software enterprises are rapidly switching to automation testing to cope with continuous development and integration on one side and integration on the other side along with continuous sprint-wise releases.Testing has become an integral part of product engineering. Methods such as test automation help meet the dynamic demands of the agile environment by delivering faster and efficient results. Once, we understand which test cases can be automated, we can then proceed with the right approach to test automation that gives effective results. A carefully test automation strategy through...

brian-holt
Accenture
T8

Lost in the forest: Tying transformation metrics to business outcomes

Preview
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Have you ever looked at a dashboard and felt lost? Have you been asked the question “why are we doing this?” and your answer has been “everyone is doing it.” Have you struggled to explain how your actions are going to benefit your business partners? Let’s explore ways to tie our metrics, progress, and transformation activities to business outcomes that matter to our organizations. We’ll start the session discussing why it’s important to map our transformation activities and metrics to organizational goals. We’ll also review real life examples of completed visual maps. You might be...

prashant-patil
Dell Technologies
T12

Quality Gates in Test Automation

Preview
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Our organization adopted the CI/CD model for all product validation tasks just over 1 year ago with automated testing being primary step in the pipeline. We discovered that test automation eventually became a bottleneck within the pipeline due to its flakiness and constant maintenance. We determined a need to treat test automation development similar to product development. This allowed us to define multiple Quality Gates in test automation development by utilizing our own CI/CD pipeline. Now, we have tremendous confidence in our test automation and its stability in product...

Sujay-Honnamane
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
T16

Keep up with your development partners - use Scriptless test automation in DevOps

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Continuous testing is an integral part of DevOps and test automation has become the holy grail of testing to continuously test the application code. Test automation framework requires continuous monitoring and maintenance of the test automation scripts. Test script maintenance is the most challenging part of test automation and is one of the major reasons why test automation fails in many organizations. Developers have realized “low-code/no-code” approaches are an efficient way to address the demand for more software, faster. But testers continue to use the high-maintenance, script-based...

adam-matłacz
Demant
T23

Leadership: From Monolith to Pebbles

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

When working with medical products, the verification process can be a real pain – especially when dealing with completely new QA team, complex hardware/software setup and collaboration of multiple scattered teams. My first release as a System Test Manager was a real struggle – stress, overtime, exceeding deadlines and a lot of uncertainty. But I’ve learned my lesson and focused on preparing and building the team with the right skill set and competencies. Now each team member is a leader in his own field, with set of responsibilities and me acting as a glue to hold them all together....