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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Agile Test & QA

Test Automation in Agile: A Successful Implementation Prior Year Content

Many agile teams have experienced big problems when implementing test automation. For example, they may discover that a purchased tool is often seen as a “silver bullet” and feel forced to use it even though better options may exist. Melissa Tondi discusses who is affected by automation, where it belongs in the development lifecycle, and when it should start. In addition, Melissa thoughtfully presents common pitfalls—unattainable metrics, tooling missteps, and transitioning a manual test team—that get in the way of a successful implementation and shares recommendations on how to address each of these pitfalls. Find out ways to quickly move up the learning curve from manual testing to automation and take back guidelines on what to automate and when. Don’t throw in the towel on test automation—it’s a critical and required part of all successful agile implementations.

Melissa Tondi
Melissa Tondi, Denver Automation and Quality Engineering

Melissa Tondi has spent most of her career working within testing teams—concentrating on functional, performance, security, and mobile testing techniques. In her current roles, she is the founder of Denver Mobile and Quality (DMAQ) and, at AOL, she is assisting agile teams to continuously improve the design, build, test, and delivery of quality software.

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