Agile Testing Days

Keynote: Reimagining Automation

Nov 17, 2023 • 2 min

Let’s face it: test automation is hard. Teams across the industry continue to struggle with the same old problems again and again: flaky tests, poor coverage, and never enough time to develop automation. While many teams have reached success, many others feel left behind.

Keynote: Missed Opportunities. When quality is put in a box.

Nov 17, 2023 • 2 min

Does it always feel like your team is chasing after quality? Are you taking steps to improve quality, but it never feels like it’s moving the needle?

Keynote: Everyone is a Leader

Nov 17, 2023 • 2 min

Leadership is one the most significant challenges to business agility adoption faced by organizations. It’s is a key factor―individuals who welcome complexity and know how to leverage influence, culture, and organizational design to align widely distributed teams are integral to the success

Keynote: Could Agile Testers Help Debug Management

Nov 17, 2023 • 3 min

Everyone at the Agile Testing Days Conference has heard the term “debugging.” You may also know the story of the first computer bug. In 1947, early in her career with the US Navy, Dr. Grace Hopper was helping prepare a Mark I computer to show to a visiting Navy Admiral. Something was wrong. As a good Software Tester she finally isolated the problem to mechanical relay #70. (Back then, mechanical relays opening and shutting served as 1s and 0s.) The arms of Relay #70 had smashed a moth. Dr. Hopper scraped off the moth and taped it in her lab journal: the world’s first computer bug!

Keynote: 10x Software Testing

Nov 17, 2023 • 2 min

As software testing becomes increasingly complex, companies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize their testing processes.

How to Fail with Test Automation

Nov 17, 2023 • 3 min

Scanning content from the testing community, exploring conference programs I started to see a pattern with automation content, they are all framed about how to do automation successfully. You should do A, followed by B and magic will happen. Those talks are insightful, often contain great advice, but what if a talk switched the framing?

Get a grip on your quality by using Quality Views

Nov 17, 2023 • 2 min

Quality is complex. Quality is subjective. Even if we all talk about the same system and have the same professional background, our assessment of a system’s quality might wildly differ. So, when I got the request to detect the quality gaps among multiple teams, I knew I needed a uniform way to scan and assess in order to provide this information.

A little less testing, a little more quality

Nov 17, 2023 • 2 min

I’ve done testing in various forms throughout my career. Automated, exploratory, scripted, you name it! Over the years though, I’ve been through situations where even with all the testing in the world we couldn’t quite avoid serious quality problems with the software we were releasing. Have you ever been in such a situation as well? Or is it something you haven’t considered before?

Keynote: Wait! That's Not Tested

Nov 16, 2023 • 3 min

I’ve often heard people say “But how do you know you’ve tested everything?” and the answer is “I know I haven’t”. We must walk a fine line when working in high-speed delivery environments. There is a delicate balance between efficiency and thoroughness, between delivering something to the customer and delivering something of value to the customer.

Continuous Delivery - Sounds Great but It Won't Work Here

Dec 11, 2021 • 20 min

Over the last 7 years I have heard lots of reasons on why people can’t do Continuous Delivery. This is my summary of these reasons and why they are wrong.