Sail or Fail? Are You Setting Yourself Up to Fail at Test Automation?

In the presenter’s experience, most automation initiatives that are perceived as failures are the result of unrealistic expectations; being aware of the topics and potential solutions presented in this session help organizations to manage those expectations.

Synopsis
Sailing the treacherous waters of test automation is challenging at best; from executives thinking, “It’s going to fix all of our quality problems, right?” to team members saying, “No, that’s YOUR job.” Automation initiatives are an uphill battle and tend to struggle. When test automation doesn’t reach its full potential, it is the result of unrealistic expectations.

In this session, we will layout how to tackle impractical expectations, including “automation is a QA job”, “automation will cure all of my quality problems”, and “automation can be finished”, head on and ensure that expectations don’t tank your test automation initiative. The session is appropriate for anyone with a hand in test automation; even those with existing automation initiatives.

What You’ll Learn:
– Most automation failures are due to impractical expectations.
– Managing expectations early in the initiative avoids the incorrect perception of failures.
– Make business decisions with business and technology data.
– Managing interdepartmental teams: Wrangling dev – test – ops to achieve test automation.
– Automation doesn’t equal high quality: Balancing speed and quality.
– Regression, refactor, repeat: Managing test automation maintenance.

Speakers

Paul Grizzaffi | Principal Automation Architect | Magenic

Quality and testing leader, software architect, manager, and developer with expertise in planning and implementing test automation initiatives, frameworks, and tool systems.

Twitter | LinkedIn | e-mail

Jason Wides | DevOps & Continuous Testing Expert| SeaLights

With over 20 years’ experience in both software development and system management.
Twitter | LinkedIn | jason@sealights.io

 When?

Wed, Jul 26, 2017 11:00 AM  EST |  15:00 PM GMT

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Sail or Fail? Are You Setting Yourself Up to Fail at Test Automation?

In the presenter’s experience, most automation initiatives that are perceived as failures are the result of unrealistic expectations; being aware of the topics and potential solutions presented in this session help organizations to manage those expectations.

Synopsis
Sailing the treacherous waters of test automation is challenging at best; from executives thinking, “It’s going to fix all of our quality problems, right?” to team members saying, “No, that’s YOUR job.” Automation initiatives are an uphill battle and tend to struggle. When test automation doesn’t reach its full potential, it is the result of unrealistic expectations.

In this session, we will layout how to tackle impractical expectations, including “automation is a QA job”, “automation will cure all of my quality problems”, and “automation can be finished”, head on and ensure that expectations don’t tank your test automation initiative. The session is appropriate for anyone with a hand in test automation; even those with existing automation initiatives.

What You’ll Learn:
– Most automation failures are due to impractical expectations.
– Managing expectations early in the initiative avoids the incorrect perception of failures.
– Make business decisions with business and technology data.
– Managing interdepartmental teams: Wrangling dev – test – ops to achieve test automation.
– Automation doesn’t equal high quality: Balancing speed and quality.
– Regression, refactor, repeat: Managing test automation maintenance.

Speakers

Paul Grizzaffi | Principal Automation Architect | Magenic

Quality and testing leader, software architect, manager, and developer with expertise in planning and implementing test automation initiatives, frameworks, and tool systems.

Twitter | LinkedIn | paulg@magenic.com | www.magenic.com

Jason Wides | DevOps & Continuous Testing Expert | SeaLights

With over 20 years’ experience in both software development and system management.
Twitter | LinkedIn | jason@sealights.io

 When?

Wed, Jul 26, 2017 11:00 AM  EST |  15:00 PM GMT

Sign Up Now