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Monday, September 24

9:00am EDT

Build Your DevOps Road Map
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Jez Humble has said that team members engaged in DevOps build “a platform that allows developers to self-service environments for testing and production (and deployments to those environments)”. As more teams move towards continuous delivery, DevOps activities gain in visibility and importance. DevOps is the intersection of testing, development and operations. How can you help your team progress along its DevOps journey?

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the building blocks for DevOps. Christin and Lisa will explain the vital role of testers and testing to give teams confidence to release frequently to production. You’ll build your own road map with steps to learn more about DevOps and let your team move towards continuous delivery.

Key learnings:
  • The components of DevOps, where testers fit, how they can contribute
  • Basic concepts of continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Understanding the benefits of continuous delivery
  • Visualizing DevOps activities and paths to continuous delivery

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Lisa Crispin

Co-founder, Agile Testing Fellowship
Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of three books: Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction, More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams; the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video... Read More →
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Mike Hrycyk

Director of Quality, PQA Testing
Mike Hrycyk - has been trapped in the world of quality since he first did user acceptance testing 20 years ago. He has survived all of the different levels and a wide spectrum of technologies and environments to become the quality dynamo that he is today. Mike believes in creating... Read More →

Monday September 24, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Yorkshire Room 700 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON N3H 5L8, Canada

9:00am EDT

De-Mystifying Mobile Application Testing
As mobile devices, tools, operating systems, and web technologies rapidly evolve, testers must quickly adapt their thinking in this changing domain. Testers often struggle to find important vulnerabilities and bugs in mobile applications due to lack of guidance, experience, and the right resources. I was one such tester. During my career in the mobile testing field, I’ve come across numerous bugs related to mobile applications. Looking at these bugs, I started categorizing them, and started finding patterns in them in terms of how different types of testing approaches helped me to find different type of defects. I also started realizing that, anyone could start doing mobile testing if they understand some basic concepts involved in it. Mobile Testing is NOT complicated.

Also, I have often heard testers say mobile testing entails a totally different thought process from other types of testing, and they believe they have to take extra courses and get certifications to be proficient in it. There are even testers who think they are not qualified to do mobile testing, although they have been testing other applications for more than a decade and have gained a lot of experience during those years. This workshop will help to re-assure testers that, the concepts, approaches and strategies testers use when testing other applications can be applied to mobile as well.
Attendees who attend my workshop will be able to immediately use all the testing knowledge gained through the workshop in their daily testing activities.
Learning Objectives
  • Basics of the mobile eco system
  • How to set up a mobile testing process quickly?
  • Different testing approaches to get quick feedback on the mobile application
  • Different types of testing to do with your mobile applications
  • How you can make your mobile applications smarter?
  • What are the cool things happening in mobile and how it is relevant to our testing?
  • Session based exploratory testing in mobile
  • Why mobile testing is not that different from testing other applications?
The workshop will have multiple hands on exercises, live demos and screenshots for the attendees to better relate to the above topics
Pre-requisites for the workshop
NOTE: If you face any problem while doing any of the above pre-requisites, do not worry. We will fix it during the workshop

You can also personally e-mail me at raj@rajsubra.com or talk with me on skype to see if this workshop would be the right fit for you, before you and your team register. You can also contact me at – http://www.rajsubra.com/contact/

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Raj Subramanian

Developer Evangelist, Testim.io
Raj Subramanian a former developer, moved to testing to focus on his passion. Raj currently works as a Developer Evangelist for Testim.io, that provides AI based software testing solutions for clients. He also provides mobile training and consulting for different clients. He actively... Read More →

Monday September 24, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Norfolk Room 700 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON N3H 5L8, Canada

9:00am EDT

Right-sizing Test Documentation
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Are you getting optimal value from the effort you put into test documentation?

In many organizations, testers and test managers spend excessive amounts of time on
heavyweight, expensive documents and scripts that do little or nothing to move their
testing forward. Frequently these even impede testing by diverting effort that would be
more productively spent thinking about and working with the software.

In some other places, testers are floundering: trying to adopt a low-documentation
approach, but lacking information about what might meet their needs while still giving
their stakeholders what they need.

In this interactive tutorial, we will work together to explore how you can optimize your
test documentation to meet the needs of each project. We’ll take a thoughtful look at
what you can use to:
  • Capture your significant thoughts and ideas
  • Guide (yourself or others) in moving critical work forward
  • Inform your stakeholders so they have opportunities to provide feedback
  • Provide useful intelligence about your testing and about the software, so your stakeholders can make informed decisions
  • Demonstrate due diligence where required for the record and to satisfy auditors and regulators

We’ll examine how others have used mind maps, diagrams, sticky notes, testing logs,
and other lightweight media to meet their requirements for optimal test documentation,
and how they might work for us. We won’t completely ignore the standard big document
templates, but we will discuss what’s useful in them, and what is not.

We’ll also work on strategies for convincing your stakeholders that it is in their interests
to promote optimal test documentation.

Whether your primary goal is to minimize waste or to meet your regulators’ demands,
this workshop will help you create test documentation that delivers the best value for you
and your business context.

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Fiona Charles

Independent Coach, Consultant, and Workshop Facilitator, Quality Intelligence
Fiona Charles is an independent coach, consultant, and workshop facilitator specializing in thehuman side of software development, quality, and testing. She teaches organizations to managetheir software quality risk, and software practitioners human skills “beyond process”—hands-onpractical... Read More →

Monday September 24, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Dorset Room 700 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON N3H 5L8, Canada

9:00am EDT

Test Metrics & Measurement – What’s Working, What’s Not and Why
A concerning assumption is being made today by many software testing professionals. They are assuming they understand how decisions are made about testing progress and quality. Peering into the minds of our stakeholders we begin to understand the context that informs their decisions. This insight will challenge our assumptions about test reporting, and lead to shifts in our test management, leadership and reporting approaches.
In this class, join Lynn McKee as we explore testing metrics to understand what’s working, what’s not and why. First, we will explore the concept of context and how it shapes our perceptions, expectations and decision making. From there we will look to understand measurement dysfunctions and the dangers they pose to our teams and stakeholder decision making. Next, we will step into the shoes of our stakeholders to understand what really informs their decision making and how test reporting fits in.  Next, we will explore how best to meet stakeholder needs by evaluating different approaches including traditional metrics, dashboards and information radiators. We will wrap up by developing an action plan for your project and sharing important considerations when leading change.
Course Objectives
  • Understand how context shapes our perceptions, expectations and decision making 
  • Review why we measure and common measurement dysfunctions 
  • Explore the stakeholder decision making process
  • Review “traditional” metrics, dashboards and information radiators
  • Overview of leading change and how to influence a shift on your projects
  • Explore scalability of approach from small projects to large scale programs
  • Develop an action plan for shifting metrics on your projects
Course Outline
  • Play “How Context Matters” Game
    • Debrief how context shapes us and informs our expectations and decision making
    • Align this learning with testing metrics & measurement
  • Workshop/Breakout – Experience Sharing
    • Share our experiences and approaches to hear what’s working and what’s not
  • Measurement Dysfunctions
    • Why We Measure
    • The Measurement Problem
    • Measurement & Context
    • Qualitative vs. Quantitative Debate
    • Constructs, Abstraction & Aggregation
    • Measurement Side Effects
    • Delivering “Bad” News
    • Inquiry vs. Control
    • Product Quality vs. Value
  • Stakeholder Decision Making
    • Explore the context that influences and informs stakeholder decision making. 
    • Getting to the bottom of what really matters
  • Traditional Metrics, Dashboards & Information Radiators
    • Recognizing our predispositions around “best practices” and shifting to the approach to meet the need 
    • Emphasis on telling the testing story and driving stakeholder conversation
    • Shifting stakeholder expectations on testing metrics and measurement
    • Brief overview of leading change and how to influence a shift on your projects
  • Scalability of Measurement Approaches
    • Review of approaches and the feasibility of scaling up or down to fit a project
  • Workshop/Breakout – Understanding Why & What’s Next
    • Collaborative session, looking back on the morning, to identify the “why” behind what’s working and what’s not
    • Identify an action plan for your project including considerations around change management

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Lynn McKee

Lynn McKee is an independent consultant with over 23 years of experience in the software industryworking with teams and projects of every shape and size. Lynn is very high energy and passionate abouthelping organizations, teams and individuals deliver valuable software. Lynn is active... Read More →

Monday September 24, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Essex Room
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