Neelan Choksi, Tasktop

Why DevOps and Automated Testing Aren’t Enough

Tricentis Tosca has brought model-based test automation to your organization, streamlining one important part of the DevOps pipeline. However, the investment, planning, and creative parts of software development and delivery are struggling to keep up with the pace of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery especially at scale. As a result, digital transformations are failing as the promise of Agile and DevOps is being lost. In this session, Choksi will discuss how organizations must implement a value stream integration approach and infrastructure to apply automation beyond just testing to the entire DevOps infinity loop to enable visibility, traceability, and faster delivery.

Christian Fischl, A1 Telekom Austria & Walter Pindhofer, Qualysoft

How A1 Telekom Austria Speeds up their Delivery with Continuous Testing

The automated tests enable A1 Telekom Austria AG to deploy new features faster and with less risk – this leads to shortened release cycles and more agility. While it is still an ongoing transformation, it has already become a huge success story. This session is all about A1 Telekom Austria AG’s journey to continuous testing – starting with the first automation to the sometimes tough steps towards automated system regression tests, and a look at the future plans.

Marco Vellmete, Versicherungskammer Bayern

Robotics: Higher Performance using Tosca as an RPA-Tool

Robotics and RPA is one of the Digi-Buzzwords of 2017. Robotics is one of the key leverage points for optimizing processes and reducing costs, while increasing customer and employee satisfaction at the same time. VKB will show how they realize this in their Service Centers, within a high agility & short implementation environment, achieving quick ROI using Tricentis Tosca as it’s RPA-tool. Tricentis Tosca enables you to re-invest newly freed capacity in activities that increase the quality of results and value added by your employees. There are two main questions to be answered: How complex can a Tosca-able process possibly be? How can the benefits and results of Tosca-RPA be increased by the relentless pursuit of perfection in process and production planning?

Dr. Elmar Juergens, CQSE GmbH & TU Munich

Did We Test the Right Things? Test Gap Analysis in Practice

Since most bugs occur in the areas of a system that have been changed since the last release, test managers attempt to test those areas especially carefully. Our research however, shows that substantial amounts of code changes are shipped into production untested, where they cause the majority of field bugs.

In this talk, I will present test gap analysis, a novel approach that combines static and dynamic analyses to discover untested changes. I outline experiences from several years of application in practice, in international teams with up to 20 developers and 30 testers, and describe how it helps to keep development and testing in sync. I also demonstrate best practices for hotfix-tests, release tests and continuous tests.

Manish Mathuria, Infostretch

How Varian Achieved Quality @ Speed in Regulated Environments

In the new world of digital, agile and DevOps, traditional approaches to software delivery no longer apply. Development and testing teams are under immense pressure to deliver quality products at speed. Varian Medical Systems, a leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer, implemented sales and service management solutions using Salesforce, ServiceMax and SAP. To keep up with continuous quality demands in regulated environment, they partnered with Tricentis and Infostretch to automate testing of key processes. This session will highlight Infostretch‘s automation solution using Tricentis Tosca, nuances of testing SaaS models, and key test case, test data, and environment management strategies.

Paulina Steidel, Tricentis

Continuous Testing for Mobile

“Mobile-first” is clearly more than a buzzword, given the pace at which companies are racing to innovate and deliver the next ground-breaking app. It’s time for testing to become more responsive to this trend. Mobile testers are usually divided into two groups—manual testers and programmers who test—with no room in between. How can testers who don’t program bridge that gap? In this talk, we share strategies that enable testers to adopt mobile test automation without acquiring programming skills. We introduce Tricentis Tosca’s Mobile Engine 3.0, a tool that leverages the power of Appium and Tricentis Tosca’s Model-based Test Automation, to support the management and maintenance of both manual and automated mobile tests.

Georg Hansbauer, Testbirds

The Next Step in Mobile Test Automation

This talk will cover where mobile test automation is heading in the future. With the integration of Testbirds TestChameleon and Tricentis Tosca, users can extend their automated test and device coverage on a large scale. It enables them to tackle the challenge of device fragmentation with 450,000 combinations of browsers, operating systems, and software.

Serge Lazimi, Panaya

Business & IT Convergence. Solution to the Quality at Speed Dilemma

Automation goes beyond traditional solutions to lights out testing. It must be applied to new areas to ensure IT and business teams deliver application change most efficiently. Learn how QA practices become more agile, reduce risk and deliver change faster with the right tools and methodologies to ensure business and IT convergence.

Dr. Kai-Uwe Gawlik, SQS

Continuous Quality – Not Just Continuous Testing

Testing has turned a corner from being a necessary evil, to becoming a key enabler for continuous software delivery. Quality@Velocity is the new mantra that companies need, which creates some important challenges: VISIBILITY of ‘Quality’, and SCOPE of ‘Quality’. On the road to PREDICTIVE quality & testing, SQS in association with partners like Tricentis, has developed a Continuous-Q Platform.

Sandra Baker, Vantiv

Continuous Testing: How Vantiv is Maturing

Last year Vantiv spoke about our automation journey and how we got started. This year we will share how we are maturing as a QA organization and in the use of Tricentis Tosca.

Our focus has shifted to how we manage and execute our 15,000+ tests. We have focused on unattended execution to achieve maximum benefits. The next step was to further advance in CI/CT/CD and our maturity. To do this we have introduced new metrics and processes.

Finally we are expanding our capabilities to end to end testing, performance testing, user acceptance, service virtualization and big data testing.

Elmar Pauwels, Tricentis

Introducing Tricentis Tosca Test Planning

This talk introduces the new Test Planning component of Tricentis Tosca. Join the session to learn more about why we developed this new functionality, what it involves, and how it can assist your team. We’ll use a real-world example to explain how the new test planning component can help you accelerate and simplify your planning process. You’ll also learn how to track QA activities with real-time insight into progress and results.

Ingo Philipp, Tricentis

Exploratory Testing: A New Hope for Agile Testing

Now that agile has permeated even large enterprise organizations, development teams across the industry share a common challenge: how to protect the user experience across frequent releases when the testing window has become virtually nonexistent. A new approach to exploratory testing (ET) is the perfect way to balance quality and speed. It provides the flexibility needed to keep pace with constant change while still enabling you to deliver valuable quality feedback, even if testing time and resources are limited. Join this talk to discover how exploratory testing removes bottlenecks for agile teams—and see how to get started.

Manfred Dichtl, s IT Solutions & Valentin Ober, Sixsentix

Synthetisch generierte Testdaten in Sekunden

s IT Solutions ist der IT-Provider der Erste Bank und Sparkassen in Österreich. Nicht erst wegen der EU-DSGV ab 2018 ist der Bedarf an synthetischen Testdaten groß: Einerseits für automatisierte Regressionstests, aber zum Beispiel auch für Last- & Performancetests werden (zehn)tausende von Testkunden und Produkte benötigt. Auf dem herkömmlichen Weg der Testdatenanlage über die Applikations-GUIs hätte der Prozess mehrere Minuten je Kunde gedauert, mit einer Durchlaufzeit bei Massenanlagen von mehreren Wochen. Mit Unterstützung des Testsourcingpartners Sixsentix werden nun in Tricentis Tosca definierte funktionale API-Tests für die Testdatengenerierung wiederverwendet – mit dem Ergebnis, dass die Datenanlage im Sekunden statt im Minutenbereich liegt.

Rik Marselis, Sogeti

Robots Will Accelerate Your Testing in the Near Future!

Do you use a smartphone today? Yes. Did you use a smartphone 10 years ago? No. Do you use a robot today? Probably not. Will you use a robot in 10 years from now? Yes, you will! Robots will bring new challenges in testing, as well as new opportunities. How will robots (varying from the traditional tin man to the modern digital assistant) support you in your testing work? I will show examples of existing and soon-to-be implementations of robotics and how they will be usable for you! For example, I’ll go into Sogeti’s experiences in using a robot-arm for regression testing an airplane-cockpit. We’ll also discuss how machine intelligence will assist your test preparation. Of course my little robot, R0B3, will assist me in this presentation.

Mark Schut, Valori & Maarten Urbach, DATPROF

No Worries, Tosca Testing is Ready for GDPR

Today more and more organizations are automating tests with Tricentis Tosca. Test automation is helping organizations to assure release quality in a two week sprint, and Tosca is helping you to overcome these challenges.

But there is still a major improvement possible. During the presentation we will show you how it is possible to use a reduced set of masked production data as test data for your test cases in Tosca Commander. We will show you automated tests in Tosca with a <1% production data (sub)set, masked to comply with the GDPR. Real data test cases are the best way to make sure that your software quality is assured!

Franca-Sofia Fehrenbach, Tricentis

GDPR and Test Data Management – Here Comes Trouble

Test data challenges are nothing new to software testers. Manual testers spend 50 – 75% of their effort on finding and preparing appropriate test data. Moreover, when teams automate testing, full control of test data becomes mandatory.

Now, the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is further complicating the test data challenge by placing constraints on using production data for testing purposes. Many vendors are suggesting that the GDPR can be addressed by simply deploying products that assist with data generation, data extraction and masking. But is it just a question of finding the right tool? What about the challenges of consistent data provisioning in multiple systems with data redundancy—in other words, test data management in enterprise system landscapes?

Mamatha Mitr, Dolby Labs

Sleepless in SanFran” – A Dolby Cinema

  • Flashback – A long time ago in a galaxy far away…..
  • Dramatic meet with Dr. Gartner
  • Protagonist assessment
  • Field report from the worker bees
  • From the Director’s desk

Amela Teftedarija & Darko Nikolic, Comtrade Digital Services

Think Globally, Act Locally: Build Stronger Distributed Agile

Many companies today deliver software developed by teams distributed in multiple geographical locations. There is a real need for it and it should not be avoided. But how is agile affected by this? Is working in distributed teams anti-agile? In these kinds of teams, communication can be a real challenge. Face-to-face communication has no substitute, and agile development depends on constant collaboration. Cultural differences in working and communication can come as both a benefit and a drawback. In this presentation, we will explore some of the drawbacks and benefits of working in distributed agile teams, and some strategies that helped us to increase team productivity.

Georg Thurner, Tricentis

BDD Goes Enterprise

Behavior Driven Development, with its business-focused perspective on application behavior, is great in theory. It allows teams to create living documentation that is easy to maintain and can be consumed by all team members, including testers, developers, and product owners. Moreover, tools like Cucumber can leverage BDD scenarios for automated acceptance testing.

However, 80% of BDD projects fail—predominantly at the enterprise level—because the maintenance burden becomes oppressive. Learn how Tricentis Tosca helps you simplify and scale BDD for success in an enterprise Agile environment.

Ann Lewis, ExxonMobil

The Middle Child Rises – Testing Evolves to Quality Engineering

ExxonMobil’s philosophy is centered on safety, security, and controls as the foundation of our 135-year-old company. Based upon our fundamental policy, quality has become a key component in delivering software. We are currently undergoing a shift from traditional project management organizations and support organizations to product teams. This shift has highlighted the need for testing early in the development cycle and to combine new development with ongoing maintenance.

Testing, the team “in the middle”, has become an integral component of the ExxonMobil development lifecycle as “Quality Engineering”.

To do this we started with the basics – quality control manages risk – and then explored what is tracked today and if quality is being measured. Another key activity was to remove the roadblock to continuous testing. In the end, the Quality Engineering team has created the expectation that testing is a part of everyone’s mindset, that continuous testing and deployment can only be accomplished through model based testing, and that managing quality reduces overall cost of ownership.

Tim Koopmans, Tricentis

The Evolution of Load Testing: What Testers Need to Know

Load testing isn’t new, but it has traditionally been the domain of performance specialists. Now that DevOps is driving organizations to “shift left” performance testing, functional testers are racing to get up to speed. Fortunately, load testing isn’t as complex as it may seem—in fact, you’ve probably already been doing it for years. Join this session for a crash course in the evolution of load testing— including how it entered the realm of the functional tester, the key concepts you need to know today, and what to expect in the future.

Christian Stahn, reeeliance

Introducing Automated BI & DWH Testing with Tosca BI

In the area of software development and application lifecycle management continuous and automated testing is proven practice. Yet in an area in which quality is key a structured approach in test management and test automation has still not become widespread: When it comes to the testing of data warehouses and business intelligence systems, one still encounters a high level of unstructured testing, manual test effort and individual, development-driven test activities.

The new Tosca BI testing module extends the Tosca test suite with capabilities to  meet the requirements arising from testing projects in the DWH/BI space. Find out how you could leverage your DWH and BI testing activities by a defined and repeatable automated test approach.

Lev Kushnir, Tricentis

New Strategies for SAP Testing

Explore new strategies to reduce risks while accelerating and simplifying SAP testing. You will learn about Autonomous SAP Testing, a “zero-touch” way to create regression suites that cover your top business risks. This presentation will provide unique insights into our latest advancements for SAP Testing. We will outline strategies for aligning testing with your organization’s digital transformation goals, and discuss how you can apply those strategies with Tricentis Tosca.