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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Include Automated Testing in Your Definition of Done

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Even though most teams appreciate the benefits of test automation, it is commonly viewed as too time-consuming to be included as part of an agile sprint. This results in automation being done in isolation, typically months after the user story has been completed. This can lead to several problems including automation team members being disengaged and missing key aspects of the requirements, as well as teams going through a period where new features are being introduced but no regression testing is occurring. Angie Jones provides agile-friendly approaches to test automation that allow teams to close their sprints with automation in place. Angie shares examples to demonstrate exactly how to apply these techniques to ensure automation is achievable within the sprint. Leave with practical techniques to achieve in-sprint automation, tips on how to successfully embed automation engineers into a scrum team, and collaboration methods to ensure automation interests are understood and considered.

Angie Jones

Angie Jones is a senior automation engineer at Twitter where she advises scrum teams on automation strategies. She has developed automation frameworks for countless software products. As a master inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than twenty patented inventions in the United States and China. An adjunct college professor of Java programming and a strong advocate for diversity in technology, Angie volunteers with organizations that champion this cause including TechGirlz and Black Girls Code. Angie blogs about automation techniques and can be found on Twitter @techgirl1908.