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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Shifting Left: The Evolution of Test Automation

As the software development lifecycle shifts toward agile and lean methodologies, quality in every build becomes critical. Continuous integration allows development teams to receive immediate feedback on their code, creating more efficiency and higher quality. After exploring the differences in continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment, Jennifer Bonine and Michael Faulise discuss what is needed for their successful implementation, including the technologies and resources required at each stage of the process. Jennifer and Mike share models that show where your organization is on the continuous integration/continuous delivery path, the required technical skills needed to implement them, and how to decide if this strategy is right for you. They describe the inevitable “shifting left” of testing, and what your projects will need to optimize quality and increase velocity. Jennifer an Mike share a perspective of what has been successful and what has not worked in companies from start-ups to Fortune 100.

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.

Jennifer Bonine is a VP of global delivery and solutions for tap|QA, Inc., a global company that specializes in strategic solutions for businesses. Jennifer began her career in consulting, implementing large ERP solutions. She has held executive level positions leading development, quality assurance and testing, organizational development, and process improvement teams for Fortune 500 companies in several domains. In a recent engagement for one of the world’s largest technology companies, Jennifer served as a strategy executive and in corporate marketing for the C-Suite.

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Michael Faulise, tap | QA

Michael Faulise is the founder and managing partner at tap|QA, LLC, a global company that specializes in quality solutions for businesses. Mike focuses on sales and delivery where he consults with clients in the areas of leading development, quality assurance and testing, technology and process training, and process improvement. He has seen software development evolve along the multiple paths of various methodologies but has found quality has remained essentially constant.

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