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 2018||Team leaders in banking||Testing environment, E2E processes testing, nearshoring,...|
|22 May 2018||Petr Neugebauer||News in ISTQB modules & exams|
|13 June 2018||Seretta Gamba and Dorothy Graham||Test Automation Patterns|
|13 September 2018||Phil Royston||Testing as a Service|
|21 November 2018||Rik Marselis||Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference|
|25 April 2019||Lucie Třísková||Applying Test Automation Best Practices in Agile?|
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Previous events contents
Testing Breakfast Club on on 25th April
Applying Test Automation Best Practices in Agile session focused on applying best practices of test automation in a dynamic, fast changing agile environment. Prior knowledge of programming and basic algorithms was a plus, but not crucial for this session. Vvarious styles of test design and best practices that are applicable in any framework and programming or scripting language was discussed.
There are thousands of best practices available over the internet that might be of an advantage in the context of the author, however are they applicable in your project, too? We tried to look at them from different points of view and find their essential principles.
The main focus of this workshop was on the added value of automation and its ability to provide information about the state of the application quickly and in an understandable way. There is no time to loose time in the agile world – you need to know what’s going on in a matter of minute, not to spend half an hour analyzing test results. During this workshop the techniques how to design your tests to avoid the „ever red tests“ that are only making you feel depressed were presented.
Testing Breakfast Club on 21st November
Intelligent machines require a new vision on test engineering, using new quality characteristics to assess the quality of the products and their impact on business and society. With everything digital there are more possibilities for test automation and piles of test data growing out of control. A roadmap of 5 hops leads organizations to the ultimate goal of quality forecasting.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics are very rapidly entering our lives. The world of test engineering has to align and adapt. In this presentation Rik introduced his new book which covers many topics around testing OF intelligent machines and testing WITH intelligent machines. Examples include testing of chatbots, evaluating the business impact of new technology and validating the impact on our social lives. Slides are available here.
Testing Breakfast Club on 13th September
tesena hosted another Testing Breakfast Club . 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 tried 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 was talking about testing like food and desribing how to prepare for your first visit to the testing restaurant. Bon Appetit!
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