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STARWEST 2022 - Test Leadership

Monday, October 3

Chris_Loder
Upland InGenius
ML

Automation Framework Essentials

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Automation is critical in today’s software delivery lifecycle, and yet many organizations struggle to keep their automation running. How can we mitigate difficulties and get consistent automation runs and results we can trust? The secret is implementing a solid automation framework, but that isn’t as easy as it seems. Chris Loder has built several automation frameworks over his career and has learned what works—and, more importantly, what doesn’t. This tutorial will cover what an automation framework is, the benefits of having one, and the keys to a successful framework, including...

Tuesday, October 4

Jeff Pierce
Coveros
TF

Quality and Testing Measures and Metrics

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

To be most effective, leaders—including development and testing managers, ScrumMasters, product owners, and IT managers—need metrics to help direct their efforts and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important evaluation activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, the progress and results of both development and testing must be measured. Collecting, analyzing, and using metrics are complicated because developers and testers often are concerned that the metrics will be used against them. Join Mike Sowers as he...

TL

Holistic Performance Testing for Modern Applications

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

With the advent of frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue, the landscape of application performance has changed significantly in terms of testing and measurement. Gone are the days of measuring response time as a single value based on back-end performance. In modern web and mobile applications, additional layers need to be peeled apart at the front end to truly understand its performance characteristics. Traditional approaches to performance testing are no longer sufficient to provide a delightfully responsive user experience. Join Kaushal Dalvi as he details new developments in the...

Wednesday, October 5

Palo Alto Networks
W3

Software Testing from Individual Contributor to Management

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Software testing is a critical role for any organization. When you are a individual contributor you are putting your heart and soul to identifying how the qualify the software and finding edge cases to make sure you find the defects before your customer. So you are adding the value to the bottom line. When you want to excel your career in Software Testing in management role, what does that mean? How you make the difference? How to make that transition from doing it all by yourself to delegate and make it work as a team? What is important for the first time manager? What makes a good...

Melissa Benua
mParticle
W18

Modern Test Automation Strategies - A Panel

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Love it or hate it, test automation drives a large part of our day-to-day lives as testers. But writing and maintaining software automation doesn't HAVE to be painful! Learn from a panel of automation experts - including Janna Loeffler,  Adam Auerbach, and more - about how their teams have built reliable automation tooling and infrastructure that can stand the test of time. Moderated by Melissa Benua, the panel will answer YOUR questions about and help you address the challenges that we all face when scaling our test automation to match modern continuous delivery needs. You...

Thursday, October 6

Testim.io
T3

Planning your test automation strategy to avoid the maintenance crunch

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Does your project feel like a Jungle Cruise—scary, out-of-control and a little corny?

Test strategy often starts out fine and then veers off course when you get new direction or encounter problems. Get back to the fundamentals by revisiting test strategy and planning. Sometimes, a reset is needed to start heading in the right direction. We’ll start by discussing the side effects of growing your test automation portfolio without proper strategy and guidelines. Next, we’ll cover best practices for ensuring project success, both now and as you scale your project. We’ll review...

Katy Sherman
Flip That Fund, Inc.
T5

Scale up? Yes, but...

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Let's scale our business! Let's build new features, bring in more users, more customers, more transactions, more data! Let's hire more people across the globe, let's deploy to more servers, let's grow our cloud solution to achieve volume, let's set aggressive revenue growth goals. That's what we hear every day from our bosses. Next thing we know is our system breaks or becomes slow because it's not designed for higher volume, we can't hire and onboard people fast enough, there's more work than ever, but the customers are not happy, the sales are declining, and employees quit. In this...

T-Mobile
T10

From Quality Advocate to Quality as a Service - Transforming a Legacy Quality Practice

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Maturing a new organization's quality practices, while challenging, is doable as processes are normally built with quality in mind. This can't be said for legacy applications, built on architectures that are decades old and supported by organizations leveraging varying development methodologies to deliver their products and capabilities. In this presentation we will discuss how T-Mobile embraced the diversity of our successful culture to not only transform but truly migrate to Quality as a Service.

During our discussion we will map the path that T-Mobile took to identify a horizon...

Robert Woods
Scrum Inc
T11

Stop Test Sprints! Develop a CLEAR Agile Product Roadmap

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Test sprints in an Agile environment are a certain indication that testing is being held out of the equation as almost unimportant. It shows we are not slicing the product well and waiting too long before our testers have the ability to help us see where we need to adjust and fine tune. It often includes bulky hand-offs and slow environment swaps. By using the CLEAR (Collaborative, Lean, Evolving, Adaptive, Reportable) principles of Product Development, testing professionals have found themselves back in the direct line of development in iterative and valuable testing practices. This...

Tariq_King
test.ai
T12

AI in Testing: A Moderated Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Artificial intelligence is the newest trend in software testing. But what is it, and how will it impact the tester's role, both today and in the future? What do you need to do to embrace this emerging technology? Tariq King will moderate this panel discussion to give you an opportunity to hear the opinions of industry leaders about AI in testing. You will have a chance to drive the debate, so come prepared with all your AI questions.
World Wide Technology
T13

Cypress Holds the Belt. Is Selenium Still in the Fight?

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Cypress is standing tall as the leader in today’s automated testing community. Does that mean Selenium has been knocked out? I thought so after first using Cypress to build my company’s corporate website automation suite. I loved the simplicity of the install, the stability of the test runs and the easier-to-read code, not to mention the size of the active community. Using cy.contains() made writing automated tests so easy. But all it took was one week on a client project to convince me that Selenium was not out of the fight. Cypress was not able to handle authentication with Azure AD...
Adam Sandman
Inflectra
T15

Software Architecture for Testers– Where the Bodies are Buried!

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

This session is designed to provide an overview of software architecture and design to testers so that you can understand how the different tiers and components fit together in a modern, complex system, and help you assess where the risks lie. When developing a robust test strategy, it is very important for all members of the team, including testers, to know how the system is put together. This session provides a brief historical perspective on how software architecture has evolved from mainframe to client-server, to web, to mobile, to micro-services. It includes examples of where...

Mark Minson
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
T16

The Wheels of the QA Process Go Round and Round.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

If we all know how to be good QA, why do the Star conferences exist? The truth is, we don't know because there isn't a Quality Assurance Engineer degree. We've made it up as we went along and are seeking help cobbling together tools and tricks to do our jobs better. The process I will go over isn't the end-all, be-all for QA but gives them the steps in the circular pattern that will help them find the success they are looking for. Agile development methodology is best done in a circle as each time the process completes, it lead directly into doing it again. Within that framework exists a...

T23

Upskilling Your Team for Agile Testing

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Agile and DevOps are transforming software development: production cycles are accelerating, more functions are being automated, and silos across the organization are coming down. But software testing continues to be a challenge: 43% of software developers say that testing is their biggest pain point during development. To help their organizations embrace agile development, QA leaders need a plan to upskill their teams. The agile tester needs a wide-ranging skillset: manual and automated testing, DevOps tools, communication, project management, and the ability to connect code to the...