Details & Schedule
tesena|Testing Breakfast Club is bringing together actual topics in software testing with insights based on our cooperation with many local and also professionals and mainly from projects experience in various domains and levels.
|16 May||Team leaders in banking||Testing environment, E2E processes testing, nearshoring,...|
|22 May||Petr Neugebauer||News in ISTQB modules & exams|
|13 June||Seretta Gamba and Dorothy Graham||Test Automation Patterns|
|13 September||Phil Royston and Miroslav Renda||Testing as a Service|
|November||To be announced||TPI NEXT methodology|
Testing Breakfast Club on 13th September
tesena will host another Testing Breakfast Club soon. A few years ago, in a conference presentation called “Is testing like electricity?”, Phil Royston tried to use the electricity generation and distribution industry as an example of how we should better organize testing delivery to ensure that the “lights don’t go out”. In the past few years he has been talking to a lot of people about switching testing delivery from the body-shop model to testing-as-a-service. In his experience some managers within IT, usually those that are dealing with outsourcing of their IT in other areas, find this conversation very natural. However, the vast majority of IT Managers, specifically those on the front-lines of testing delivery, do not immediately see how testing-as-a-service could help them with some of their testing delivery problems. He says this is because one of the biggest problems in talking about testing-as-a-service is that it is quite tough to explain, with its concepts of service catalogues, service level agreements, and the focus on delivering outputs or outcomes rather than Test Managers and Test Analysts.
All change carries risk and for most IT Managers there is an understandable preference to stick with the approach they are used to, which somehow seems to work even if they accept there are some flaws.
But really, testing-as-a-service might be a good thing for you! We thought that breaking down the resistance might require two things. Firstly, to explain it in terms everyone can understand. Secondly, to show that you can try it on something small and easy, but at the same time painful, in order both see the value and mitigate the risk of change.
So once again, Phil is going to try to use an analogy to explain what testing-as-a-service is, how it works, what are the benefits, how you could use it, and what changes you might need to make before using it.
This time he is going to tell you how testing is like food and how to prepare for your first visit to the testing restaurant. Bon Appetit!
Previous events contents
Testing Breakfast Club on 13th June
On 13 June, tesena held another Testing Breakfast Club. This time, we brought you a testing legend and a well-know author active in testing and test automation – Dorothy Graham. She dedicated her presentation to Test Automation Patterns. Other than her presentation, our colleagues from tesena (CZ) presented activities in improvement and innovation in quality and code structure.
Testing Breakfast Club on 22nd May
Testing Breakfast Club on 22 May was full of information about news in the ISTQB certification scheme, partnership benefits and its options and also new possibilities within certification exams in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Testing Breakfast Club on 16th May
In May we are organized already the 4th meeting in a row exclusively with team leaders in testing teams who are also key decision makers or are at C-level positions in banking sector. All of them represent our most important clients, major banks in the Czech Republic. This group was closed however other morning sessions are opened to public.
The aim of this session was knowledge and experience sharing which are so common and typical for many of them. Issues and challenges are quite often very similar so participants can benefit even without a special preparation. Giving advice or recommendation which patterns do not work can save a lot of time and other resources.
During previous meetings we discussed topics proposed in a group such as:
- quality of regression tests
- arguments for test automation or how to persuade management and manage their expectation
- how build up and keep a motivated testing team
- merging and management of agile and waterfall projects in testing
Proposed topics for this meeting were:
- testing environment
- E2E processes testing