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Process Improvement

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T6 Continuous Test Improvement in a Rapidly Changing World
Martin Pol, Polteq Testing Services BV
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:45am

Classical test process improvement models no longer fit in organizations adopting the newest development approaches. Instead, a more flexible approach is required today. Solutions like SOA, virtualization, web technology, cloud computing, mobile, and the application of social media have dramatically changed the IT landscape. In addition, we are innovating the way we develop, test, and manage. Many organizations are moving toward a combination of agile/scrum, context-driven testing, continuous integration and delivery, DevOps, and TestOps. Effective test automation has become a prerequisite for success. All of this requires a different way of improving testing, an adaptable way that responds to innovations in both technology and development. Martin shares a roadmap that enables you to translate the triggers and objectives for test improvement into actions that can be implemented immediately. Learn how to achieve continuous test improvement in any situation, and take away a practical set of guidelines to enable a quick start.

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T7 Test Gaps: Transforming the Process
Iris Trout, TD Bank
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:15am

Throughout her career, Iris Trout has uncovered gaps in testing that prevent organizations from experiencing high efficiency and high quality test results. Join Iris as she shares her journey to improve QA practices. Learn what QA transformation means and discover how to set realistic timelines, prioritize what you need to work on, and measure and report on what you are improving. Exploring testing artifacts, metrics, reporting, outsourcing, roles, organization change management, and several others areas where most QA organizations fall short, Iris offers practical and easy-to-implement solutions for building a strong QA organization. She shares helpful information on how to engage a vendor in your transformation journey and how to make the vendor relationship strong and collaborative. With her passion and candor for quality delivery processes, Iris provides successful solutions that she has implemented several times over.

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