In the ever-changing testing environment, professionals always face new challenges that force them to come up with innovative software testing practices and solutions. This conference sets out to provide an occasion for learning and discussion. The topics covered include Agile testing, software testing automation, mobile testing, security testing and SMAC (social media, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies) testing. Within these and other areas, testing professionals and thought-leaders will discuss challenges that are especially relevant and worth of debate, sharing their experience and knowledge. At the same time panel discussions will provide an invaluable opportunity to interact with the presenters and other delegates to discuss special concerns and issues.
JP Morgenthal is a Global Solutions Executive, CSC.
Enterprise Service Management is an aged practice that emerged around the formalization of IT as a business operational concern. The tenets and best practices surrounding ESM have formed organically over time as businesses have needed to deliver support for the rapidly expanding role of Information Technology. It essentially represents a reactive activity of the business attempting to formulate an aggregate view of IT assets and better manage them for the business. The focus has been managing the resource versus supporting the business and, thus, is an extension of IT being a hurdle to achieving business agility versus enabling business agility if not the direct cause.
ESM needs a reboot. As a factor of IT Transformation and Digital Transformation, IT no longer stands alone—or at least in a modern workplace it should not stand alone—it is the hub through which all other business services will see their efforts delivered. Marketing requires large-scale data analytics and webscale support for customer and partner access. Finance needs 360 degree views of how money is flowing through the business inclusive of unintended consequential impacts. For example, a Human Resources travel policy becomes responsible for increasing travel costs. These business activities are connected to availability of network, data, systems and service across the business. Hence, the business needs the ability to control flow into and out of the hub.
The next incarnation of ESM is DevOps for Operations Management. It is all about leveraging a common set of tools and practices to deliver continuous delivery focused on operations management. This includes all aspects of managing, communications, automation, reporting, and monitoring. It's all about operating IT in an era where everything is software and programmable.
This session will explore the impact of the API economy and a growing software-defined infrastructure on the next generation of IT operations and how to prepare for the forthcoming changes.
Anthony Carlson, Farm Credit Services of America
What should we be testing in Mobile Applications? There are trade-offs regarding the mix of different techniques and methods that will be used in mobile app testing. Each testing method you consider will have pros and cons. More than likely there is not a single testing methodology that is completely satisfying. In this session, lead developer Anthony Carlson, will guide you through FCSAmerica development team’s Enterprise mobility testing strategy. The strategy combines different levels of testing, techniques and tools used throughout development to realize the team’s goal of quality software, as well as a great mobile experience to their customers.
Tao Xie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Parameterized testing enables the separation of two tasks in developer testing: the specification of external, black-box behavior by developers and the generation of internal, white-box test inputs by tools. This talk presents the methodology and practice of parameterized testing (e.g., as supported by the IntelliTest feature in Visual Studio 2015).
Kiruba Vijayaraghavan, SITA
Can QA teams provide better business value by implementing an output based pricing model for offshore engagements? Do efficiency tools like automation and shift left testing strategies yield desired results in the real world? Check in to experience SITA’s quality journey in helping our 2800 plus customers within the air transport industry.
Suraj Sundarrajan, Software Quality Engineering Architect (Performance, Automation) at TransUnion
Modern browsers are turning into miniature operating systems. They can multi-task browsing processes, allocate and manage memory, collect garbage and much more. They are capable of running complex web applications on their own with minimal server interaction. There is now a paradigm shift in the web application architecture as a majority of application processing is shifting from the server (backend) to the web browser (frontend). The web browser, once called a “Thin” client has become a big fat cat lately.
The transformation in Web application architecture has turned web pages into rich internet applications. This shift not only affects web architects and designers, it also changes the way software testers validate modern web applications. Performance testers, in particular will have to re-think their strategy around testing web applications for performance.
The traditional focus on just server performance and optimization is not adequate anymore. It is like looking at only one side of a coin and as you know, every coin has two sides. A new field within performance engineering called Web Performance Optimization is emerging and in this presentation, I will talk about the new tools, techniques and strategies that a performance tester needs to master in order to succeed in this new landscape.
Rajesh Sarangapani is Asst. Vice President, Global delivery and heads the Technology CoEs at Gallop Solutions
HP Lean Functional Testing (LeanFT) is a powerful and lightweight tool that is perfect for Developers/Testers /automation engineers who practice Agile and Dev/Ops. This session will deep dive on the drivers for migrating to LeanFT , challenges that you would encounter when implementing this transformation from people, process and technology standpoint in the context of your current organization and finally decipher the secret sauce to take a systematic approach to drive transformation (re-engineer process, people and technology) on your current automation initiatives
You’ve been working for several months on a key software initiative for the company and leadership has decided they want it faster than projected, so the team has been told they’re getting “the agile” installed next week.
“Great.”, you think, “Right in the middle of the project. Nothing like changing horses in midstream. One way or another, this will go swimmingly.”
Sarcasm and puns aside, you’ve got a point. It isn’t easy to switch methodologies in the middle of a project. Doc shares some stories from his own experiences helping teams make this change and provides a few pointers that can help you do the same.While this talk is focused on testing, it involves the whole team, as agile methods usually do.