San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
6:30 - 7:00 PM - Dinner and Networking
7:00 to 7:05 - Introduction
7:05 to 8:15 PM - Test Automation on Large Agile Projects: It's Not a Cake Walk
Automating regression testing on large-scale agile projects with multiple independent Scrum teams is not a cake walk. Because there is no single “test team” that performs all the testing—each Scrum team develops and runs independent tests, gaps arise as different automation implementations spring up. One team adds a new function which breaks automated tests, setting back the progress of other teams. Scott Schnier discusses the journey of developing a “test community of practice“ to coordinate test development and maintenance and the challenges of establishing a “stop and fix” culture. Scott shares the lessons learned, particularly selecting tools compatible with both developer and tester needs. Discuss the important elements of a test framework to support large scale automated functional testing and how his teams keep the standard that a user story is not really done until all its tests are “green” on the continuous integration regression test pipeline.
About the Speaker
Scott Schnier is an agile program manager at Enterprise Integration Services (EIS) working with other passionate people to bring agile testing and development practices to the Federal Government. He has held positions of software engineer, director of development, mentor, architect, director of quality assurance, project manager, program manager, agile coach, product manager, support specialist, scrum master, test lead, proxy product owner and he is still learning. Scott’s varied work experience has found him in small startups, Fortune 500 firms, and as a government contractor. A founding member of the Cincinnati chapter of ALN, Scott is currently active in the Washington DC area.
When & Where
ALN DC Chapter
Agile Leadership Network (ALN) Washington DC Area Chapter