Test Automation In Agile: A Project Manager View


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Historically there have been numerous challenges with automated software testing, especially in Agile and iterative environments. These challenges are centered on the dynamic nature of Agile and the complexity and cost of automated software testing.

With the advent of Cloud services, previously prohibitive automated testing capabilities are now available on demand and with easy to use interfaces. This shift will embrace non-technical, business domain personnel by leveraging their experience in the business processes. Test automation becomes more valuable by accelerating test creation and increasing test coverage. This evolution will positively impact the software industry by broadening the use of automated testing, especially in Agile environments

About the Speaker

As principal of TEK Associates John works with companies and government agencies to improve their project management processes and supports the teams that carry them out. He applies state of the art technologies to evolve processes, and make better use of talent on project teams.

John has over 25 years in high tech; the last 13 have been implementing, monitoring and testing large software systems. His most recent automation testing experience was with CoverOregon as Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V). He has worked with the state governments of Washington, Oregon, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Mississippi. He has also worked with NIKE, Boeing, Tektronix, and PGE/Enron.