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STARWEST 2022 - Test Strategy, Planning, Metrics

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 Jeff Pierce 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...

Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.Com, Inc.
TM

Test Estimation in the Face of Uncertainty

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

Anyone who has ever attempted to estimate software testing effort realizes just how difficult the task can be. The number of factors that can affect the estimate is virtually unlimited. The keys to good estimates are understanding the primary variables, comparing them to known standards, and normalizing the estimates based on their differences. This is easy to say but difficult to accomplish because estimates are frequently required even when we know very little about the project—and what we do know is constantly changing. Throw in a healthy dose of politics and a bit of wishful thinking,...

Wednesday, October 5

Lisette-Zounon
Zsquare Solutions Inc
W8

Are You Ready for AI to Take Over Your Automation Testing?

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

We all know that Artificial Intelligence is here and here to stay. Most teams are wondering how to leverage AI for their automation. In this session, I will cover a case study on how to successfully leverage Artificial Intelligence in your automation strategies. Attendees in this session will take away a few key points. First, how to determine if your automation strategy can leverage AI tool, discuss the learning curve and mindset shift necessary for your QA team to embrace AI Tool, and discuss success case study of using AI tool as part of automation testing. Then, how to leverage AI...

mParticle
W9

Engineering Productivity via Metrics

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Even at a startup, Engineering teams can grow quickly, with a proliferation of tools, teams. processes, agile methodologies, meetings, interviews and so on. How does one begin to think about getting a pulse on how the teams are performing, how code is being delivered, what are the obstacles that developers are facing? Where do you start?

We addressed the problem by taking a stock of all things in flight, starting to think about how to even begin assigning metrics to seemingly intangible things like developer happiness and related obstacles Having one source of truth for all...

Thomas-Haver
Red Green Refactor
W10

The Rise and Benefits of Robotic Process Automation

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a term given to technology that allows developers to programmatically emulate the actions of a human to execute a business process. RPA often operates on the user interface (UI) layer to capture data or interact with an application or across multiple applications to perform tasks that are considered repetitive or time-consuming. Originally focused on business processes, many RPA solutions now integrate with SDLC tools. While the promises of easy adoption and scaling are made by almost every vendor, the reality is long-term commitment to an RPA program is...

Eran-Kinsbruner
Perforce
W13

Mastering Cross - Browser Testing with Selenium, Cypress, and Playwright

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

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 and Playwright test frameworks that appeals to front-end developers, how does Cypress & Playwright from Microsoft 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...

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

Trimble PPM, Inc.
T8

A Performance Testing Pyramid

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
When we code a new class method, does its execution time fit within the product’s SLA for response time? When we provide an API for a real-time system, does it meet its performance budget? When we’re managing a data warehouse system, what is the latency between the ingestion component and the persistence server? When we’re planning to deploy a large-scale web application, how many servers do we need to support 1,000 requests per second and respond in 3 seconds? We’ve learned that the need for performance data spans from requirements engineering through system deployment: when code is...
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.
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...

ICE Mortgage Technology
T22

Quality Assurance Legacy - 30 Years of Tips and Tricks to Make QA Easier

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

When companies are in trouble management starts cutting expenses. Quality Assurance departments, groups and teams are often viewed as “cost centers” and not “profit centers”; in other words, an expense that can be cut. Ensuring that your QA team and department runs efficiently and effectively will make sure that QA is viewed as a “profit center”, an essential part of the company, and not as something extra to be cut at the slightest hint of trouble.

Quality Assurance teams use various tools such as bug trackers and test case repositories. Many such tools are available and marketed,...

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...