STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Testing for Synergy: Progressive Testing Strategies for Interdependent Product Suites


Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Testing for Synergy: Progressive Testing Strategies for Interdependent Product Suites

In today's dynamic business landscape, organizations grapple with the challenge of innovating across multiple product developments simultaneously. This session explores the intricacies of concurrent development involving seven products, highlighting the pivotal roles of scrum teams, engineering approach, and collaborative testing strategies. Traditional independent product testing approaches prove insufficient in the context of interdependence and a unified platform. The discussion centers on the need for an evolved testing strategy that shifts left, meticulously addressing integration points crucial for project success. Using the CPQ product as an example, Safiya will present innovative testing methodologies such as grouping epics into features, incrementally releasing code for early integration point testing, and strategically freezing code lines to allocate ample time for comprehensive testing. These methods aim to ensure the delivery of a high-quality, seamlessly integrated product suite. Join Safiya to unravel the complexities of testing in a multi-product development environment, gaining practical insights and strategies to optimize the testing lifecycle for successful product delivery.

Safiya Bano

Safiya Bano is a seasoned Lead Quality Engineer at Salesforce, bringing over a decade of profound testing experience in both product and service-oriented enterprises. Currently at the forefront of shaping test strategy, Safiya adopts a customer-driven mindset to navigate multiple Salesforce products towards success. Her influential role extends to orchestrating the test automation strategy, particularly focusing on end-to-end customer scenarios—a crucial component for achieving optimal product outcomes. Throughout her illustrious career, Safiya has demonstrated her expertise across diverse industries, including revenue, E-commerce, HR & payroll, fundraising, education, and media & communications. This expansive background underscores her adaptability and versatility in addressing quality assurance challenges across various sectors.