Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : Speed Dating in the Test Tool Pool

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Speed Dating in the Test Tool Pool

You’re starting at a new company. You’re beginning a greenfield project. Your agile transformation is calling for a tech revolution. You’re part of a testing center of excellence. Or your needs just aren’t being met anymore. Whatever the reason, you’re in the market for new testing tools, you have all the freedom in the world ... and you have no idea what you’re doing. Shopping for new tools is not unlike dating. You need to ask yourself the same questions: “What am I looking for?” “Do they fit in with the picture I have for my future?” “Will they get along with my friends and colleagues?” On top of that, the testing tool landscape has changed so much in just the past few years. What expectations should you have? Where do you even go to “meet” these tools? Join Darrel Farris as he explores what you should be looking for when "dating" testing tools so you can find the one for you and your software team. After all, nothing’s worse than being stuck in a bad relationship. You'll learn to decide how you want your tests to look and to build your list of requirements, the capabilities today’s new generation of test tools offer that might help you, and some good ways your team can test-drive and compare tools.


Darrel Farris is a Solutions Architect at mabl, an intelligent test automation company. Prior to mabl, he spent much of his career working across a variety of roles within product delivery, often focused on aspects of quality and testing. His diverse technical experience and upbeat personality make him an engaging, compelling coach with a focus on nurturing good testing practices.