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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Evolution—Not Revolution: Transforming Your Testing

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“The only constant on any project is change” is a phrase used in the early 1990s. Yet even now, the prospect of change is rarely welcomed—either personally or professionally. How is it that we still believe that these changes apply to others but not to us? An MIT-published article describes how they are trying to prevent software bugs by leveraging the new trends of DevOps and IoT to radically change how we do testing. Julie Gardiner says that now is the time to re-evaluate and transform how we do testing to deliver more value to organizations—from a people, process, and tools perspective. Join Julie as she shares current experiences of transformations and lessons learned within different organizations. She discusses an automation framework that ended up being thrown away, revamping processes, and tools and techniques to transform your testing. This thought-provoking session will give you the courage and ideas for how you can add even more value to your company.

Hitachi Consulting

Head of testing and implementation at a UK bank, Julie Gardiner provides consultancy, delivery, and training in all aspects of testing, management, and agile, specializing in risk, usability, and test management and using both traditional and agile methodologies. Julie is a certified ScrumMaster and agile coach with more than twenty-five years of experience as a developer, DBA, project manager, head of operations management, and head of R&D. She has held positions of test analyst, test team leader, test consultant, and test manager in the public sector and in financial, broadcasting, insurance, utilities, retail, web, and telecom industries. Julie’s philosophy is “If you’re not having fun, something is wrong.”