Recorded 02/28/18

Regression Automation is all over the map today. The software testing world is way more varied than people think. Some organizations have thousands of tests constantly running on all kinds of VMs taking multiple days to execute, while others have no test automation at all. Any hope of Continuous Delivery or Pipeline Automation makes this current state unsustainable.

The ability to “automate everything” is a myth. The understanding that many teams have of regression today is only a fuzzy confidence or consistency but not necessarily improved quality.

Many teams with significant regression automation are unable to reach confident results due to the number of failing tests, and a history of false positives and negatives. These teams must rethink WHAT they automate and WHEN to run the tests.

Test automation must now conform with pipeline deployments defined at different states of readiness and environments. Teams must evaluate the effectiveness of running the same automation over and over, as well as the time to analyze the results. They must also consider the time required to maintain automation. And most importantly, they must realize that if a bug was missed the first time the suite was run, that bug will consistently be missed.

We must rethink automation to support a streamlined continuous delivery pipeline. If you have no automation, begin now. Teams with automation must move from being “bloated and slow” to “lean and mean” and build suites with tests that have a specific purpose and outcome.

You will learn:/In this webinar:

  • How to define goals for automated regression
  • Making smarter automation choices
  • Getting started right with automation (or rebuilding existing suites)
  • How to break down giant, unmanageable regression suites
  • Methods and tools to help you focus your automation
  • Apply goals of Continuous Delivery to your Continuous Testing Plan.
  • How to speed up / optimize your pipeline

Our Speaker:

Michael Hackett – Senior VP, LogiGear
Michael Hackett - LogigearMichael Hackett heads the Training, Consulting, and Publishing Division. Michael has over two dozen years of experience with software engineering and testing in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics. Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and holds a B.S. in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a regular instructor at the University of California Santa Cruz and Berkeley Extension, Hong Kong Technical University, University of DaNang and Hoa Sen University and the Software Productivity Centre in Vancouver. His has trained teams in 16 countries. He has co-authored two books: Testing Applications on the Web and Global Software Test Automation.

Speaker Details:

Michael Hackett – Senior VP, LogiGear
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