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STARCANADA 2018 - Keynotes

Wednesday, October 17

Carnival Corp.

The Life of a Tester, from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Most fairy tales start out with a scary premise and move to a happy ending. Lately, we have heard lots of scary stories about the future of testing. As machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to gain prominence, we see even more concerns about the tester’s career. With the help of a famous animation team, Jennifer and Janna will take you through a wild animated journey from what it was like in the early days of software to where we are today. We’ll explore the evolution of the testing profession, as well as what it will become in the future. As this story moves from...

Fiona Charles
Quality Intelligence

Reinventing Test Leadership

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

In the age of agile and DevOps, many organizations are eliminating the role of test manager. Fiona Charles, a people- and project-focused leadership consultant, reviews what this means for testing and test leadership. Fiona shares her experience working with skilled test leads in adapting and inventing test methodologies and selecting techniques to fit evolving organizational frameworks, new technologies, and increasingly streamlined software delivery methods. Fiona has helped develop test coaches and mentors who inspire testers to grow their skills, and with her guidance, many agile test...

Thursday, October 18

Alexandre Bauduin
House Of Test

Automation in Aviation and Mission-Critical Software

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Are you confronted with automating tests of large, complex systems? Are there more conditions to test than you can do in a lifetime? Are auditors demanding compliance to a never-ending collection of regulations? Do stakeholders want slick dashboards tracking abstract key process indicators? Join Alexandre Bauduin as he shares his experience leading the complex system testing challenges of a real-time Boeing 777 Flight Simulator. Alexandre will outline how he overcame the many challenges faced by combining his skills in test design and his expertise as an airline pilot, including...


From a Testing Team to an Organization Quality Chain

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Is testing a bottleneck in your company? Do you uncomfortably squeeze testing into projects? Can you show stakeholders how testing adds value? Sophie Benjamin has spent the last fifteen years answering these questions, transforming testing into added value for projects, products, and companies. Sophie shares techniques for creating organizational value chains—process models in which each step feeds the next, therefore adding value to the product or service being created. Sophie shows how quality awareness at each step adds value, and she gives examples of how quality value chain...