Agile + DevOps East 2020 Concurrent Session : Why aren’t your test automation efforts working?

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Why aren’t your test automation efforts working?

Test automation. Great concept and easy to do, right? Not so fast... There are many different ways to fly off course. Join me as we explore the not-so-obvious ways that we waste time and money on failed test automation attempts. Learn how to recognize and correct early missteps. Discover solutions that keep you from going in the wrong direction regardless of whether you are an Agile or traditional organization. Understand how to erect guardrails for your organization that keep test automation between the lines. Take away proven strategies for dealing with test automation pitfalls such as setting realistic expectations, honing estimation techniques, evaluating and selecting tools, focusing efforts on test data / test environments, and getting customers engaged in constructive ways.

Independent Consultant

Susan Brockley worked 28 years with ExxonMobil IT before retiring. Boredom and a passion for test and Quality Assurance brought her out of retirement to work again for ExxonMobil as an Independent Consultant. Susan has a Masters degree in Software Engineering, multiple quality and Agile certifications (CSQA with QAI since 2002, Certified Scrum Master since 2010, SAFe Agilist since 2018), and have spoken at numerous conferences (including STARCanada in 2017). She is currently enjoying coaching teams on Agile principles / practices with an emphasis on built-in quality.