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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Projects & Teams

Managing Technological Diversity: Avoid Boiling the Ocean

Drop everything! We need to regression test the newest browser version. Apple just released a new device and iOS. We need to test our site on IE11 with Windows 8.1. Sound familiar? The number of technologies our software products must be compatible with has grown exponentially, and the market is adopting new technologies with ever-increasing speed. So, how do we manage the diversity of technology with which our software products must be compatible? Katy Douglass shares Nationwide Financial’s story of transforming their reactive processes into proactive processes that anticipate change. Katy shares a strategy to manage and predict technological diversity that you can use in your organization. She shows how to gain better insight into trends, determine test coverage through application usage data, implement a process of anticipating new technology through risk and issue management, and create frameworks for browser, OS, and device test scope decision making.

Katy Douglass, Nationwide Financial

Katy Douglass looks at business holistically as an integrated system of people, business processes, and information technology. She is passionate about bridging the gap between leadership and technical teams. An information technology consultant at Nationwide Financial, Katy has extensive quality assurance and testing experience in roles of test analyst, agile team test lead, project test lead, testing consultant, and program test lead. Today she is the quality assurance and testing lead for one of Nationwide’s largest IT project portfolios.

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