Agile, DevOps, Testing and Low Code have shared environments that facilitate working together. Spurred by greater demand for excellence, these methods are adopting new tools and processes. The main features of this conference are:
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We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start-up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and vision in these three fields. Please let us know too if you would like to participate in the panel sessions only.
We are also planning short “how to do” sessions or full-day workshops to run as pre or post conference events. Let us know if you have a related topic that you want to run as a workshop or an extended briefing.
Please complete the speaker’s response form submit a proposal to present at this event.
Keith Watson, Director Of Devops, Adp Uk Limited
Agile Development and Continuous Delivery using DevOps tooling is seen at the modern mode of software development. Adopting these patterns has allowed organisations to improve the cadence of delivery and self-sufficiency of individual software development teams. This however can lead to a proliferation of tools, artifacts and operational models throughout the organisation. What if it were possible to imagine a future where Continuous Delivery was based on an integrated supply chain model similar to that used in current manufacturing processes? This talk explores what that might mean and what has to change to realise that vision.
Aruna Potteti, Programme Release, Test and Governance Lead, Deutsche Bank
Carlos Gutiérrez, Application Delivery Product Group Leader, Micro Focus
DevOps, cloud-native design, microservices—all have pushed software development and delivery forward. But these same innovations can also cause more complexity and inefficiency.
Having siloed development teams doesn’t help. Working across separate groups can lead to fragmented and disconnected decision-making, which slows down your response to enterprise-wide change.
So, what’s the solution?
Join this session to hear how your organization must easily identify and resolve conflicting priorities by shifting focus to value-based delivery.
Bill Watson, Test Manager, BBC
In this session I will look at an area of testing that isn’t always visible to the wider testing world, User Acceptance Testing (UAT). Even if you don’t run UAT yourself if you deliver software to external clients the chances are they will be running UAT on your system. In this talk I’ll look at what UAT is, why we conduct it, when it’s run and by whom and why it’s important.
Baubak Gandomi, Test Automation Architect, Adobe, France
We introduced Phased Testing to allow the validation of product upgrades. We discovered soon that the design and methodology can be applied to other domains such as Chaos Testing, but also Permutation testing, where tests will attempt unplanned execution paths to reach the same results. We identify these methods as Evolutive Test Design and Execution, since we are able to leverage a normal test scenario, by allowing it to go way beyond its original use.
Table One: Topic to be confirmed
Aruna Potteti, Portfolio QA and Test Manager, Senior Vice President at Deutsche Bank
Table Two: Enterprise Application Data Centre/On-Premises to Cloud Migration: Specialization in legacy Infrastructure in Containers
Sateesh Deshpande, Senior Delivery Manager/ Technical Architect, EPAM Systems
Table Three: Go With The Flow! Postman Flows For Api Low Code Workflow Testing
Beth Marshall, Independent Senior Quality Engineer, Lloyds Bank
Table Four: Mental Health in Testing
Andy Shaw, BCS Specialist Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST)
Stuart Clark, Senior Developer Advocate, AWS
In today’s increasingly digital business environment, the need to continue honing and upgrading skills is a given. Whether you’re a CTO reimagining a corporate technical strategy, or a developer creating systems that bring that plan to life, to improve your IT acumen you will need to translate the “people skills” you’ve built through your own unique experience – even if you started out as a hairdresser, like me. Those 15 years behind the chair taught me that success is 50% technical skills and 50% communication skills.
In this talk I will share the “soft skill” lessons from my salon days that have shaped my developer career and will help you apply your own personal experiences in furthering your professional journey
Brijesh Deb, Principal Consultant, Infosys
Growing up, I was always curious and wanted to be a part of such a study. A study that allowed me to know more about people. A study that allows me to understand their behaviour and establish patterns if any. A study that allows me to get a closer look at their culture and see how they are tied very closely to the values. Anthropology is a study of human behaviour, cultures, societies and linguistics.
I was fascinated by this. A career in testing gave me just the perfect platform to enable myself to continue the study. I was amazed by what I observed. For example, I noticed that in certain geographies, it is very difficult for people to say “No”. This is directly related to their culture where they are taught from their childhood that a disapproval is impolite and hence incorrect. On the same lines, I also observed the other extreme where people were direct and straightforward. While this behaviour is socially and morally acceptable in certain regions, it is considered to be rude in some others. I also noticed how differences in teaching methods would bring in differences in thought processes. Gender also plays a very important part in societies. Biases stem from diverse opinions
I noticed many such variations in behaviour in testers from across the world and that gave me ideas to understand them better and build relationships. As I moved into leadership roles, I was able to use my learning to build a culture driven by trust. Not only that, it allowed me to understand the behaviour of users better which I could use better to relay it to the development team to make the product better.
Through my talk, I will share the aspects of humanity that I have studied so far and how they are relevant to the testing world. I will share how I used the results from these studies to my advantage to become a better tester.
3 Biggest learnings
1. The audience will be able to learn more about socio-cultural diversity
2. How various patterns established can be used to foster culture of trust
3. How communication can be improved based on the findings
Krista King, Product Manager, mabl
Continuous testing enables teams to get fast feedback on the impact of changes throughout their software delivery pipeline. Teams who have adopted continuous testing can increase deployment frequency with improved software stability and reduced team burnout. But once you have continuous testing in place, how can you scale it to achieve more holistic quality?
In this session, Krista King from mabl will go over the benefits of adopting a low-code, unified solution for your test automation strategy that can help your team scale test automation two-fold: by scaling test authoring across your team with low-code, regardless of technical aptitude; and by scaling quality with a unified solution across functional (UI and API) and non-functional accessibility (a11y, performance) domains.
Colin Deady, Agile Lead, PPS
Software development is unusual in that standing in a queue, waiting, is often considered the norm for many teams: “Please raise a ticket for better service.” We wait, repeatedly, at every step of the journey to get our products live, and our customers suffer as a result. Yet, in the Real World we are constantly seeking opportunities to minimise queueing by rerouting our GPS, changing aisle in the supermarket, or delegating a task to a friend.
In this presentation we will look at aspects of the Queueing Theory and how they can be applied to the Kanban and Lean practice of identifying and removing waste to enable us to accelerate delivery of customer value. We will pledge to ourselves to stop embracing the waste.
Beth Marshall, Independent Senior Quality Engineer, Lloyds Bank
Come and join me as I take a practical look at Flows, Postman’s latest beta feature for low/no code API test automation.
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