Continuous testing is a hot topic but just what is continuous testing? What are the pros, cons, and the risks? Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application under development. Applied uniformly, it allows both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions between release scope, time, and quality.
Continuous Testing is NOT simply more automation. Rather, it is the reassessment of software quality practices—driven by an organization’s cost of quality and balanced for speed and agility. Ultimately, Continuous Testing can provide a quantitative assessment of risk and produce actionable tasks that will help mitigate these risks before progressing to the next stage of the SDLC.
When it comes to software quality, we are confronting the need for true process re-engineering. Continuous Testing is not a “plug and play” solution. As with all process-driven initiatives, it requires the evolution of people, process, and technology. We must accommodate the creative nature of software development as a discipline, yet we must face the overwhelming fact that software permeates every aspect of the business—and software failure presents the single greatest risk to the organization.
Join this roundtable to discuss the foundation needed, the skill sets required and the processes to implement in order to roll out a solid continuous testing strategy.
This roundtable is facilitated by Mike Lyles & Wayne Ariola.
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Mike Lyles – Sr. QA Architect, AIG
Mike Lyles is a Sr. QA Architect with over 21 years of IT experience, gaining exposure through all aspects of IT in various roles – tech support, software developer, PMO, development manager, and, ultimately, testing/QA. He has led various aspects of testing: functional testing, Test Environments, SCM, Test Data Management, Performance Testing, Test Automation, and Service Virtualization. In his current role, he is responsible for defining and implementing tools, processes, and methodologies to support the QA (Functional, Regression, Infrastructure, Test Automation, Performance), Release Management, and Incident Management teams. Mike is an international/keynote speaker at multiple conferences, and is regularly published in testing publications and trade magazines. Mike’s passion to help others improve and grow in the field of testing, leadership, and management is his key motivation.
Mike Lyles – Sr. QA Architect, AIG
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Wayne leads the development and execution of Parasoft’s long-term strategy. He leverages customer input and fosters partnerships with industry leaders to ensure that Parasoft solutions continuously evolve to support the ever-changing complexities of real-world business processes and systems. Ariola has contributed to the design of core Parasoft technologies and has been awarded several patents for his inventions.
A recognized leader on topics such as Service Virtualization, SOA and API quality, quality policy governance, and application security, Ariola is a frequent contributor to publications including Software Test & Performance, SOA World, and ebizQ—as well as a sought-after speaker at key industry events.
Ariola brings more than 20 years strategic consulting experience within the technology and software development industries. Prior to joining Parasoft, Ariola was Senior Director of Business Development for Fasturn, Inc., a company he helped to start. Previously, Ariola was a Principal Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was recognized as a leader in the Strategic Change practice. Ariola joined Parasoft in March of 2003. He has a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a MBA from Indiana University.
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