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We recently wrapped up 2018 as the year of digital quality. We talked about how digital transformation is going to bring even more drastic shifts in how we do software delivery. And how your organization needs to brace up to bring agile models to work in order to release higher quality software faster through automated testing.

A key trend that will sweep over to bring economies of scale, speed and intelligence will be automated testing followed by AI. We've seen a massive movement from manual to automation in the last couple of years, as manual could not handle this scale of change. Manual testing matrices are too big to approximate manually, take a long time, and are very complex to handle for applications like Uber, Snapchat, and Twitter that are scaling at the speed of light.

Manual testing might not be able to meet the demand of a plethora of web browsers, devices, operating systems, screen resolutions, and responsive designs. And to deliver quality at the speed of digital, there will be a need to bring in the right automated testing initiatives. But automation is vast and there are several nuances to it. Which nuances will be more pronounced in 2019?

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit will help you get industry best practices in Test Automation and the latest tools and techniques to achieve it.

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7 Speakers
7 Topics
50 Tickets

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Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit, Chicago

X Topic Abstract

How do you prepare a testing team to work in Agile methodology? What are the methods or processes for the testing team to become successful in validating the product before it is handed over to Product Owner? How do you progressively enhance testing team capabilities? In this engaging presentation, Andrew Soswa will share experience on implementing and enhancing the testing team’s capability while working on Agile projects.

Speaker Profile

Andrew Soswa is an engaged and collaborative Project Manager with 15+ years’ experience in managing collocated and globally distributed teams and projects with high risk and business complexity in Big Data Analysis, Retail, Financial, Banking, Transport and Big 5 Consulting areas. Throughout his professional experience, he managed internal and external teams, negotiated contracts, and guided business decisions on projects from inception to closure in waterfall, Agile and matrix methodologies.

He is a life-long learner and actively maintains PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, Agile Trainer and many other certifications and credentials. He believes that education, training, and certifications are blocks to build a solid knowledge as a springboard from a practitioner to a master level.

He has volunteered for PMI Chicagoland Chapter since 2009 and Toastmasters since 2010. At PMI Chicagoland, Andrew was recognized as part of Best Team award in 2009-2010. The recognition motivated Andrew to step in year after year in multiple Directors and VP positions. Andrew considers volunteering a vital role in his continuous improvement path.

Andrew's top influencer is John C. Maxwell, a world renowned leadership expert, whose book: "Laws of Leadership" has been inspiring Andrew to continuously learn & practice leadership in volunteering, work-related, and personal endeavors.

Andrew graduated with cum laude from DeVry University in Addison with Telecommunications (major) and Project Management (minor) Bachelor Degree in 2003. In 2009, he graduated with magna cum laude from Keller School of Management with master’s degree in Project Management and Networking. Currently, he studies at Abraham Lincoln University to graduate in 2020 with Ph.D. in Business Administration.

X Topic Abstract

One of the things that scares the heck out of people about Scrum is that it proscribes specialist roles and divisions within a development team. That is, there are no longer BAs, developers, and testers; there are team members. And what that really means is that the folks who were in QA before their company decided to go Agile need to learn how to share the responsibility (and offload much of the work) of defining and automating tests.

I'd like to talk about the struggle, strategies, and successes I've seen moving the responsibility for testing away from a team's "testers" and to the entire team. Yes, I'm talking about TDD, BDD, and ATDD, but it's really about the people whose jobs are being transformed.

Speaker Profile

Matthew Flynn is an agilist with over twenty-five years of software engineering experience. He is currently helping lead JP Morgan Chase in its transformation into one of the top technology companies in the world.

X Topic Abstract

With this new age of rapidly evolving technological breakthroughs, Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analysis have come to the fore. With their advent, however, these breakthroughs have brought newer challenges, rendering insufficient the current approach to testing. To meet and overcome these challenges, testing approaches need to evolve equally rapidly. This topic focuses on bringing out some of these challenges and to be better prepared for the future.

Speaker Profile

Vikas Arya is an Agile Transformation Coach and Program Manager with over 16 years of industry experience. He has led Agile transformation in healthcare, life sciences, banking, and retail sectors. He has also managed large programs and has been part of organization-wide initiatives such as contributing to project management governance framework, implementing CMMI practices with regards to project management, piloting projects in Agile, and so on.
Vikas is a PMP, CSM, ITIL, Six Sigma certified professional who has extensive experience in providing training. He has trained teams, scrum masters, and next level trainers within an organization. Outside organization, he has been a PMP and Agile trainer and has trained professionals from many world-leading organizations.
Vikas is also a founder of a regional LinkedIn group for Agile professionals, and he writes blogs on Agile and project management.

X Topic Abstract

The benefits of agility to deliver high-quality software that customers love can be achieved in many ways, but a true measure of maturity is directly tied to continuous testing and delivery. With the emergence of methodologies such as behavior driven development and test driven development, and model based testing, full automation of test scenarios can be achieved. The journey to this maturity requires quality expertise centered on the mindset of continuous testing and improvement. In this talk, we will talk about the journey to maturity.

• Creating an automation strategy
• Your Quality Team and their role in the Maturity Journey
• Choosing tools wisely
• Relieving the Bottleneck: Achieving In Sprint Test Automation

X Topic Abstract

- How to take an idea from conception to a flushed out backlog
- User/Customer Focus development
- Align functionality to goals
- Customer validation prior to launch
- MVP focused on work with the highest ROI

Speaker Profile

Ibrahim Chaudhry is a Senior Management Consultant with over 9 years of career success in developing and executing various types of projects across multiple industries. Ibrahim has been through 3 Waterfall to Agile transformations throughout his career, and has experienced many of the pain points of transformations first hand. At his current client, Ibrahim fills the eCommerce Delivery Manager role.

X Topic Abstract

I have been involved in many project implementations when there were times on the day of the Release - the code would break all of a sudden, features would not work any more, there would be one Priority 1 issue which keeps everyone awake and folks on the team would start reaching out to everyone. There would be chaos everywhere and during post production all the higher management would try to answer one question - Was the Test Scenario tested in the lower environments?

As a tester we know that there are many moving parts such as data, environment related, versions of supported libraries etc. One solution to the on going problem is the tight integration of tests scripts in the CI pipeline. I am going to share my experience and provide some insight and hope it will help you in your projects.

In this talk, we will discuss:

* Origination DevOps
* Devops and automation testing now - how they are tightly integrated
* CI/CD Best Practices from a testing perspective
* Walk thru of how to create a simple postman vs newman test script
* Walk thru of how to setup a CI pipeline using AWS Codepipeline and other AWS services
* Walk thru of how the pipeline gets triggered automatically on code checkin.
* Conclusion

Speaker Profile

Karlin Kappala is a Solutions Architect at Slalom Consulting and an expert IT professional with 10+ years of experience in Software Quality Assurance and Testing. Karlin has worked in diverse domains like Ecommerce, Mobile Commerce, Campaign Management, Supply-Chain Management, Telecommunication billing, Contact Center Management and Finance. She has specialized in building automation frameworks using open source tools that can be utilized by QAs with technical and non technical backgrounds. She has extensively worked on Agile and DevOps process and methodologies and also helped define, streamline and manage the agile delivery throughout. She has trained and mentored QA teams to help them follow automation best practices.

X Topic Abstract

1) Testing in the real world
2) Test type
* Development
* Acceptance
* Exploratory
3) Tools and strategies

Speaker Profile

Stan has been working with Agile/Scrum since 2006. He has trained over 1,500 people worldwide on Agile and Scrum. He has worked on many large scale enterprise Agile/Scrum agile transformation projects where he was the Agile Coach/Solution Architect/Scrum Master. In these roles Stan has provided technical leadership to the development team and also performed the role of the Scrum Master and Agile Coach . Stan is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org and has provided Agile Coaching to many fortune 500 companies helping them to transform into a path of Agility.

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Our Speakers

Andrew Soswa

Enterprise Project & Program Manager, BGE : Managing Director

Blue Ocean Workshops LLC

Matt Flynn

VP Software Engineering

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Theresia Ateawung

Atkins Coordination

Inc (Atkco)

Karlin Kappala

QA-Solutions Architect

Slalom Consulting

Ibrahim Chaudhry

Senior Management Consultant

Strive Consulting, LLC

Stanley D. Chatman

Senior Agile Coach / Professional Scrum Trainer

Avanade, Inc

Vikas Arya

Program Manager and Agile Transformation Coach

Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Our Pricing

Special Offer Price
USD 349 Till January 10
Group of 3 or more
USD 399 Till February 14
Early Bird
USD 599 Till January 14
USD 699 Till February 14

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Who can attend Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in Chicago?

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2019 in Chicago is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field.

Why to attend Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in Chicago?

Following are the three key questions you and your testing organization or testing department and testing center of excellence should be solving for now: How do we as testers and testing company evolve and thrive in SMAC & IoT world?
From tooling to skilling and from strategies to fundamental values what needs to change and how? What are solutions and services available in market which I can leverage? Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit 2019 is an attempt to seek and share answers to these basic questions.

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required to test disruptive technologies from industry stalwarts themselves Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools for testing in SMAC & IoT Recognize, understand and acknowledge challenges in testing emerging technologies. Meet and network with fellow testing experts from leading companies.Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

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Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

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