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Jim Trentadue

Jim Trentadue

With more than sixteen years of experience as a coordinator and manager in software testing, Jim Trentadue has filled various testing roles focused on test execution, automation, management, environment management, standards deployment, and test tool implementation. Jim has presented at numerous industry conferences including the STAREAST, STARWEST, Better Software Conference East, and IBM Rational Software Development Conference. Jim has been a guest speaker at the University of South Florida’s software testing class, mentoring students on the testing industry and discussing trends for establishing future job searches and continued training.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:30am
Test Automation
Transform a Manual Testing Process to Incorporate Automation

Although most testing organizations have automation, it’s usually a subset of their overall efforts. Typically the processes for the department have been previously defined, and the automation team must adapt accordingly. The major issue is that test automation work and deliverables do not always fit into a defined manual testing process. Jim Trentadue explores what test automation professionals must do to be successful. These include understanding development standards for objects, structuring tests for modularity, and eliminating manual efforts. Jim reviews the revisions required to a V-model testing process to fuse in the test automation work. This requires changes to the manual testing process, specifically at the test plan and test case level. Learn the differences between automated and manual testing process needs, how to start a test automation process that ties into your overall testing process, and how to do a gap analysis for those actively doing automation, connecting better with the functional testing team.