About the event
Testing in Agile and DevQAOps Forum 2018: Over the past several years, a new way of creating software has taken the software development and testing world by storm: Agile.
AGILE methodology is a practice that promotes continuous iteration of development and testing throughout the software development life cycle of the project. Testing in Agile and DevQAOps activities are concurrent unlike the Waterfall model.
In fact, according to VersionOne’s State of Agile Report, as of 2017, 94% of organizations practice Agile in some form. However, respondents report that this adoption is not always widespread within their organizations, which means there’s still a long way to go in terms of adoption and maturity.
So what exactly is Agile and DevQAops forum and why has it become so popular so quickly?
DevOps matters more than ever
Interest in DevOps and IT Ops continues on the upswing, as businesses look for ways to automate, streamline, sharpen, and accelerate their software development and delivery processes. Most CXOs by now understand that it is essential for businesses to be able to create new apps and enhance existing software quickly and continuously in order to satisfy customers’ expectations and compete effectively against rivals. In this race, there’s always a delicate and difficult balance of Quality versus Speed, But it doesn’t have to be a trade-off: Businesses don’t have to decrease quality in order to deliver speed.
Modern application delivery practices — Agile, Lean and DevOps (ALDO) — combined with the continuous automation enable companies to deliver the best experiences to their customers quickly with consistent, repeatable, and scalable processes ensuring both speed and quality
Agile and DevQAops forum gives you a platform to meet some of the “philosophers” as well as the key practitioners, all working to create a unified and collaborative relationship between the developers and the operations teams.
Our aim is to educate and evolve with the eco system. With the lineup of industry experts we bring together perspectives across different industries, delve on the latest happenings, and discuss used cases.
We have created an ideal platform for practitioners and industry experts to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate.
“Come be part of our Agile and DevQAops forum – help us help you increase your knowledge base”.
- Learn how to target and integrate your automated checks to be a beneficial slice of your continuous delivery pipeline.
- Discover how to boost the reliability, maintainability and usefulness of your automated checks by following a simple set of guidelines.
- Be equipped to improve your existing automated checking framework, or start a new framework on the right track.
08:45 am – 09:00 am
09:00 am – 09:15 am
09:15 am – 10:15 am
Making the move to Agile? You need test automation
Speaker : Keelia Hess, Senior Scrum Master at UST Global Agile Transformation at Macquarie Bank
Topic of Abstract: Test Automation in software engineering has become extremely important with so many companies making the move towards Agile. Test Automation is often overlooked by business and agile teams despite being the key to speeding up the quality assurance process, preventing manual mistakes, and keeping defects from making it to production. My segment will cover what Test Automation is, how it fits into Agile, the Pros and Cons of Test Automation, plus a few other insights into Agile and Testing.
Speaker Bio: Keelia Hess is a global Agile gal, with nearly ten years of experience across multiple industries. She has recently moved to Australia because after thirteen years in London, as she had finally had enough of the wet and cold
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Preserving Quality in an Agile Enterprise
Speaker : Hassan Touheed, CEO / Head of Agile Practice at Istek Solutions
Topic of Abstract: Quality assurance had always been an integral part of software development. However, as Agile has become more popular way of delivery software solutions, QA is no longer an afterthought activity which is often squeezed in right before launch. Now QA is embedded into the Agile planning process for each iterative release. Getting customer feedback quicker and testing for customer experience has become a top priority. Enterprise Agility can’t be achieved if quality is not built-in within the development cycles. Simply put “you can’t deliver a crappy product to a customer.
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Networking Tea / Coffee
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Agile Leadership – Let’s Rethink
Speaker: Ramesh Sampath, Director, Program Management – Agile Change Agents Pty Ltd.
Topic of Abstract: Leadership is synonymous with captain, governorship, command, power, mastery, capability to influence and much more. Most likely we all have come across good leaders in our society, yet we fail to recognise that “leader” within us. Let’s explore a bit more on leadership and rethink on our “growth” journey which is the only way to straighten our path to success.
Speaker Bio: Professional career spans over 18 years with solid experience in bridging business strategy, change management, business operations, ICT service transition and transformation across multiple industries including banking, finance, insurance, transport and logistics. His interest and hobbies include Indian classical music where he has performed live on SBS radio over a few years between the years 2000 – 2004, mountain hiking & travel.
12:15 pm – 01:00 pm
Testing Times for Testing in DevOps World
Speaker : Suneel Naik, QA Leader at Cognizant.
Speaker Bio: QA Leader from Cognizant with over 18 years of experience covering Application Development and Testing, Test Management,Test Automation, DevOps and Robotics Process. Automation
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
02:00 pm – 02:45 pm
DevOps for Testers and Testing – Pyramid on a Train.
Speaker : Alejandro Sanchez-Giraldo– QA Lead at Qantas Assure.
Topic of Abstract: “Pyramid on a Train” If you google *running test on Jenkins*, or even *CI server with Docker*, you can find lots of information that will get you started, but I wanted to make this session (talk) different and give you some perspective and understanding on how I have use DevOps in my past roles at Optus, Bauer Media and now Qantas. As technology is becoming more accessible and the concept of start ups and cloud computing are not just headlines, I will take you through a journey that will change your approach on how your role can be part of this DevOps culture. Implementing test strategies, and understanding how your environments are built are just some of the areas we will cover.
Speaker Bio: Alejandro is a self proclaimed Quality driver with vast experience in Digital Quality Assurance, and the person that will help the team learn how to work with developers and product owner to ensure quality is thought earlier in the development cycle, and throughout the deployment process. At Optus and Bauer Media he developed test automation frameworks selecting the correct tools for the job in Ruby, Nodejs and frameworks like Cucumber and Page Object model. Currently at Qantas he is exploring CI/CD tools like TeamCity, Jenkins and Shippable, and how to apply the correct level of quality/testing at the right time, to ensure quality does not affect delivery speed in the fast digital world.
02:45 pm – 03:30 pm
Building a Strong and Useful Set of Automated Checks in a Continuous Delivery World
Speaker : Peter Bartlett, Quality Practice Lead at Campaign Monitor.
Topic of Abstract:Learn how to write automated checks in a way that is fast, reliable, maintainable and becomes a crucial part of your continuous delivery pipeline. The advantages of automated checks are well known, they save testers, who are trapped, working through mundane manual test cases over and over again to check for regressions. Unfortunately, their disadvantages are also well known, being prone to unreliable results and a high cost of maintainability. I show you how to overcome the pains associated with writing and running automated checks and turn them into an integral part of your continuous delivery pipeline.
I share my experience in writing an automated checking framework using Selenium. I describe how our deployment pipeline utilises this automated checking framework to give important information on releasability. I demonstrate how to structure your code with re-usable and flexible components, making it less prone to flakiness of results, easier to update and easier to understand. And I reflect on problems I have faced and overcome in 8+ years of writing automation code.
Avoid the common problems that can plague your automated tests by benefitting from my personal experiences
03:30 pm – 04:00 pm
Networking Tea / Coffee
04:00 pm – 04:45 pm
Planning to use DevOps and Agile Methodologies to Transform your experience? First, you need the right capabilities
Speaker : Helen Lord, Director at The Agile Work Place
Topic of Abstract:
Planning to use DevOps and Agile methodologies to transform your customer experience? First, you need the right capabilities.
In this thought-provoking talk, we will look at:
– Demystifying customer resistance to new products
– What to do to set your product up for success
Speaker Bio: Helen Lord is a Founder and Director of The Agile Workplace. For the past 15 years Helen has increased business transformation success factors in two specific areas, application uptake and customer satisfaction. She has partnered with organisations in the engineering, technology, shipping, mining, utilities and government sectors. During her time leading the national learning team for Qube Ports and Bulk, Qube was awarded the Winner, Transport and Logistics ISC Award Innovation and Excellence – Ports (2014) Helen holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Chemistry) – 1st Class Honours, from UNSW, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from UTS.
04:45 pm – 05:30 pm
How do you define software quality?
Speaker : Jeremie Benazra, Leading Coaching and Enterprise Agility at PALO IT Australia
Topic of Abstract: The needs to go faster to market and cut costs, dominating the industry lately, are significantly changing the landscape of software quality. Many pillars of successful quality strategies in the past are just slowing down delivery too much. We will have to find better ways to provide build in quality into our systems, track and assure it. Let’s learn how we can redefine our approach to software quality and scale delivery processes by engaging business users better, enhancing visibility, collaboration and knowledge transfer. This is a talk for anyone serious about software delivery, regardless of the role in their process.
Speaker Bio: Highly regarded for his passion and ability to leverage a proactive and creative approach through professional coaching. Jeremie is seasoned Agile practitioner with a strong knowledge and motivation about Lean, system and Agile thinking. His engineering and psychology background gives him the ability to be an efficient mediator between business and technical, and has resulted in a strong focus on test driven assumptions and active collaboration. He places emphasis on problem solving and communication, in order to encourage creativity within the team on how to articulate and deliver value
05:30 pm – 05:45 pm
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Novotel Sydney Central
Timings: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
May 18th, 2018