STAREAST 2021 Concurrent Session : Orchestrating Your Testing Process - Coordinating Your Manual and Automated Testing Efforts

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Orchestrating Your Testing Process - Coordinating Your Manual and Automated Testing Efforts

Due to many historical reasons, most testing and even development organizations, approach their manual and automated testing efforts independently. What’s more, when you look closer at these teams, you notice that even within their automation efforts they are using a number of different testing frameworks, running independently and without much thought around coordination, coverage overlaps or functional dependencies. This approach needs to change. Teams are releasing products faster than ever, and this means that we need to make every testing effort count, including everything from Unit and Integration Tests run by our development teams, Functional and Non Functional automated tests executed by the testing teams, and every manual testing effort encompassing all the Exploratory and Scripted tests run by every member of our teams. By coordinating the planning, designing, execution, and reporting of our complete testing process we will be able to achieve better visibility and make more accurate decisions faster. But the road to achieving this goal is not trivial. During this session we will:

  • Review the objectives of coordinating all your testing efforts
  • Understand common issues and hurdles faced by teams embarking on these efforts
  • Learn how to build coordinated efforts using a few recommended approaches
  • Get ideas on how to get started with your team, as soon as possible.
Joel Montvelisky

Joel Montvelisky is a Co-Founder and Chief Solution Architect at PractiTest. Joel has been in testing and QA since 1997, working as a tester, QA Manager and Director, and a Consultant for companies in Israel, the US and the EU. Joel is also a blogger with the QA Intelligence Blog, and is constantly imparting webinars on a number of testing and Quality Related topics. Joel is also the founder and Chair of the OnlineTestConf, and he is also the co-founder of the State of Testing survey and report. His latest project is the Testing 1on1 podcast with Rob Lambert, released earlier this year - Joel is a conference speaker, presenting in various conferences and forums world wide, among them the Star Conferences, STPCon, JaSST, TestLeadership Conf, CAST, QA&Test, and more.