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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Continuous Testing in DevOps

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Achieving continuous testing is a daunting task for many test teams still struggling with combining agile, test automation, and increased speed. We know that change is rarely easy. Fixing or getting rid of some practices is tough. However, one-step-at-a-time change can take you far and fast. To jumpstart your team, Michael Hackett shares learnings from four LogiGear clients in various stages of continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous delivery. Failures in one organization ranged from naively thinking that automating every manual script was a good thing to misusing agile principles; this team needed an overhaul. Michael began with better test design, got rid of old style automation, and defined four sets of automated suites for different purposes, environments, and execution times. Very quickly the test team was contributing faster and providing more useful feedback to the whole development team. Join Michael and get moving to higher levels of continuous testing.

Michael Hackett
LogiGear Corp

The head of the training, consulting, and publishing division of LogiGear Corporation, Michael Hackett has twenty-five years of experience with software engineering and testing in banking, securities, healthcare, and consumer electronics. He has trained teams in sixteen countries and runs a global consulting practice for organizations wanting to increase quality and productivity. Michael authored Testing Applications on the Web and Global Software Test Automation. A Certified ScrumMaster, Michael is an instructor at UC Santa Cruz and Berkeley Extension, and four universities outside the US.