F14-11/4: Where Things Went Wrong: Going From a Manual to an Automated World

Track/s: Automation

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”John Wooden

Are you looking to move your manual testing to automation? What can go wrong? Let us share our mistakes so you don’t make them. We’ll discuss how our QA model prohibited us from transitioning effectively, and what we are going to do about it on our road to continuous delivery. How are we going to make sure our failures are not fatal? How can YOU make a difference, and be the change?

Session Takeaways:

  • The three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle – how what you learned in kindergarten applies to automation.
  • Quality is not QA only. EVERYONE owns quality. Yes, you too, engineers.
  • Why should engineers and designers be involved? Understanding what is possible at the unit, business, and GUI layers. Investigating the Test Pyramid.
  • Changing your mentality – teaching an old dog new tricks (from waterfall, manual testing to agile, automated testing)
  • Learn which tools we used, and how we didn’t use them properly

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Session Speakers:

Ashley Hunsberger – QA Lead, Blackboard

Ashley HunsbergerAshley is a QA Lead at Blackboard with over 10 years of experience in QA. Her expertise in functional and regression test strategy, client focus, and project management help guide her teams to success in product delivery. She currently works in the field of education technology, with previous experience in testing medical transcription software, and in a previous life, designing (and testing) applications for use by the FCC.

Speaker Details:

Ashley Hunsberger – QA Lead, Blackboard
LinkedIn: Ashley Hunsberger

Greg Sypolt – Senior Engineer, Gannett Digital
Greg SypoltGreg Sypolt is a Senior Engineer at Gannett Digital with 10 years of focus on project quality, results, and customer satisfaction while serving in multiple leadership roles. Expert in all areas of testing including functional, regression, API, and acceptance testing, in both the automated and manual realm. Experienced with test strategy planning including scope, estimates, and scheduling. Assumed the role of Automation Architect while helping convert a large scale, global test team from a manual to an automated focus.

Speaker Details:

Greg Sypolt – Senior Engineer, Gannett Digital
LinkedIn: Greg Sypolt