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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Automation Development on the Agile Express


Automation frameworks take time. They rack up countless lines of code and become products in their own right. How do you balance building and advancing your automation framework with the parallel need to advance your test automation coverage? In this interactive session, everyone will be given a role to play, such as Framework Developer, Product Owner, or Management—think murder mystery meets software development! You’ll participate in mock sprints, negotiating with your teams about what you will deliver. Will it be more test cases or better reporting? Process improvement or tooling? Chris Loder and Karen Holiday will guide the discussions and share how they have solved these issues in the past. Learn to walk the tightrope and deliver both excellent test automation coverage and a world-class automation framework.


Upland InGenius

An Automation Architect at Upland InGenius, Chris Loder is an automation enthusiast to the core. His passion and experience help companies reduce regression time and improve overall software quality. With over two decades of automation experience, he designs and implements automation frameworks with his team of automation developers. Chris is a regular speaker at conferences and has delivered tutorials, keynotes and track sessions at STAREAST, STARWEST and STARCANADA. Topics include how to get started in automation, building automation frameworks and what we have learned from Saturday morning cartoons! Attendees of STAREAST 2019 will remember Chris from the Automation Zone in the Test Lab where he helps people learn to automate on his custom built framework. Chris loves to share his knowledge and experience and talk about all things automation! You can contact Chris via Twitter or LinkedIn.


Karen Holiday is a motivated leader with a track record of developing both new and existing products through strategy and execution. Throughout her twenty-five-year career, she's had experience leading small, focused companies as well as large, complex, multi-function organizations in development, QA, services, and support. Karen is passionate about unraveling complexity to solve quality issues.