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STARWEST 2022 - Test Management

Customize your STARWEST 2022 experience with sessions covering test management.

Monday, October 3

Chris_Loder
Upland InGenius
ME

Test Automation: How to Start and Succeed

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Many organizations invest a lot of effort in test automation at the system level but then have serious problems as their product matures and changes over time. As a leader, how can you ensure that your new automation efforts will get off to a good start? What can you do to ensure that your automation work provides continuing added value? Chris Loder will explain the critical issues you need to know to get a good start, and he will share his extensive experience in building great automation. He covers the most important management issues you should address for test automation success,...

Melissa Benua
mParticle
MJ

Test Design for Fully Automated Build Architecture

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

Imagine this … as soon as any developed functionality is submitted into the code repository, it is automatically subjected to the appropriate battery of tests and then released straight into production. Setting up the pipeline capable of doing just that is becoming more and more common and something you need to know about. But most organizations hit the same stumbling block—just what IS the appropriate battery of tests? Automated build architectures don't always lend themselves well to the traditional stages of testing. In this hands-on tutorial, Melissa Benua introduces you to key test...

Adam_Auerbach
EPAM Systems
MK

Instill a DevOps Testing Culture in Your Team and Organization

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

The DevOps movement is here. Companies across many industries are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, IT organizations have been staffed with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills and even embrace coding to stay relevant and add greater value to the business. DevOps really...

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...

Derek Evans
Coveros
TG

Web Security Testing: The Basics and More

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

Web applications are often security critical or serve as front-ends for security critical applications, making web testing for vulnerabilities an essential part of software testing. Unfortunately, most software testers have not been taught how to identify web security issues while testing applications. Join Derek Evans as he shares what you need to know to security test web-based applications as part of your overall testing process. Learn about the most common web security vulnerabilities and how they are introduced into web code and exploited by hackers. Explore test techniques for...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
TK

Integrating Automated Testing into DevOps

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

In many organizations, agile development processes are driving the pursuit of faster software releases, which has spawned a set of new practices—DevOps. DevOps stresses communications and integration between development and operations, including rapid deployment, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. Because DevOps practices require confidence that changes made to the code base will function as expected, automated testing is essential. Join Jeffery Payne as he discusses the unique challenges associated with integrating automated testing into continuous integration/continuous...

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

Mala-Punyani
Splunk
W1

How to Build and Implement Your Salesforce Test Automation Strategy

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

Today enterprise applications like Salesforce are now at the heart of your business processes and 59% of organizations deploy a new software build daily. But as a test automation professional unfamiliar with the complex Salesforce ecosystem, it can feel daunting to build a Salesforce test automation strategy from the ground up.

In our session, Mala Punyani, Engineering Manager at Splunk will share 3 core principles for building and implementing a Salesforce test automation strategy for you and your delivery teams. Key takeaways include: - How to create a checklist of prerequisites...

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...

Expedia Group
W4

A Realistic Approach to Scalable and Cost-effective Cross-browser and Device Solution

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

Problem Statement: Current cross browser/device platforms are not built to handle the real scalability that software development design patterns require, in a cost-efficient way.

Most or all cross-browser platforms offer their services based on the number of parallel connections. The more connections you need, the more expensive it gets. Here you must choose quality vs cost. With the current providers, without spending in millions, you would not be able to implement shift left with full scalability. This is because the current platforms are not aligned to the best practices of CI CD...

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...

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...

Infotiv Test & Development
W14

ML Testing: The Need of a New Way of Thinking

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

When testing functionality based on Machine learned, or trained functionality, the focus of your testing changes. The code it self stops to be interesting, to some degree, and instead focus need to be elsewhere. Based on personal experience and research projects this talk will highlight the importance of testing your data, why independent testing is vital and how some "old school" tools can help when thinking and planing test activities.

This talk will use trained functionality intended for autonomous driving as base but will also touch more general problems faced when testing...

Fox Corporation (aka 20th Century Fox)
W16

Intelligent Test Automation for Agile Teams

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

Traditionally, test automation was implemented with frameworks that require a specialized workforce (SDETs), need a significant amount of maintenance and infrastructure for the executions, notifications, and reporting. Today, the QA Automation Tools industry is ripe for the adoption of newer technologies and had been somewhat late to shift to SaaS, ML, and AI. Here at Fox, we have teams using various tools to augment our testing needs, and it's been very challenging, inefficient, and somewhat unreliable. Looking for a unified solution, we've conducted several POCs and have adopted the SaaS...

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...

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...

Péter Földházi
EPAM Systems
T17

Avoiding the Chaos of an Agile Transformation

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

Agile is not a fairy tale. You have to face real life challenges well prepared in order to succeed. The reality is: the bigger and older your organization is, the more difficult it is to pass through process level changes and that's when Chaos is born. Resolving all the issues with Chaos could potentially take years. Peter will share his story of one of his projects where he had to face numerous obstacles as a Test Manager in achieving proper Agile implementation and to raise the quality of the products of his client.

Some of the obstacles included: agile ceremonies not followed,...