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Melissa Tondi

Denver Automation and Quality Engineering

Melissa Tondi has spent most of her career working within testing teams where the concentration is on functional, performance, and security, and the new mobile testing techniques. Now Melissa is back to being a practitioner, assisting agile teams to continuously improve the design, build, test, and delivery of quality software. In the software test and quality engineering field for more than fifteen years, she focuses on organizing testing teams around three major tenets—efficiency, innovation, and culture. Melissa’s previous roles included director of software quality engineering in the world's leading education company; QA consultant for health care, finance, and software-as-a-service industries; and president of the Software Quality Association of Denver.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
Agile Test & QA
Test Automation in Agile: A Successful Implementation

Many teams feel that they are forced to make an either/or decision when it comes to investing time to automate tests versus executing them manually. Sometimes a “silver bullet” tool is purchased, and testers are forced to use it when there may be a better option; other times unskilled team members are designated the automation engineers; and often there is a lack of good guidance on what to automate. These pitfalls cause product owners to de-prioritize those tasks when there’s a better way. Melissa Tondi shares how test teams should evaluate automated tools, both open source and commercial; areas to be aware of when traditional manual testers transition to automation engineers; and recommended priorities for automating tests. By streamlining automation tasks in your project and incorporating these recommendations, you’ll find that your automation intersection becomes a clearly marked thruway to a successfully released product.