9.15am Exhibition opens & Registration
CAPACITAS EXPERIENCES IN AGILE PERFORMANCE TESTING
Capacitas is a UK-based technology consulting, training services and business process outsourcing company focussed on ICT performance, capacity and cost. Capacitas has for some years delivered performance testing as a managed service.
In 2007 a well-known low-cost airline adopted an Agile software development methodology; increasing the number of releases from three or four per year to one per month. This presentation describes our experiences in conducting performance testing for this customer, within their Agile development process, and how we are overcoming the challenges encountered. With Paul Seaton‑Smith, Principal Consultant.
REFLECTIVE SOLUTIONS IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU ALWAYS DID, YOU'LL ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU ALWAYS GOT
'If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got' - breaking the cycle of dysfunction in system building and testing. With Companies spending so much money on tools and performance testing projects ..... why do systems keep falling over when real users get hold of them? With Graham Parsons.
ITRINEGY WITHOUT A REALISTIC ENVIRONMENT, SOFTWARE TESTING IS MEANINGLESS
Today applications are required to work in all types of networks (WAN, Wireless, Satellite etc) so if your testing procedures don't include checking how software functions and performs in these environments, how can you say that you are doing your job properly!
Frank Puranik will first explain how networks can influence the way in which applications perform and why testing in WAN/Wireless environments is so important. He will go on to outline how you can now affordably create authentic WAN conditions and offer realistic WAN software performance testing in the lab or even from the comfort of your own desk.
THE VALUE OF SOFTWARE TESTING CERTIFICATION
Professional certification has become an integral part of the skills development and validation process for IT related companies and their customers. In today's competitive business environment, questions are being raised about the integrity and value of certification. This presentation by Peter Levy will allay any fears you may have and explain why certification is necessary in today's software testing environment.
TESCOM AGILE TESTING
Many business's aspire to be Agile, some are more than others. There is more than one approach to Agile development and there are many ways to test effectively. We will describe some of the contexts and journeys to agility to provide context and how organisations have adapted to fit this approach to software development and some of the contextual challenges identified during this transition.
This presentation by Neill McCarthy, Tescom UK Delivery Director, will explore some of the ideas, methods, tools and techniques and how these can be adapted to assist you to gain the benefits for your business
FACILITA AGILE TESTING: A TOOL VENDOR'S PERSPECTIVE
To successfully adopt Agile methods can require support from the performance tool developer. This presentation with discuss how Facilita has developed its toolset to assist with real-world Agile projects. With Ian Parker.
1pm Lunch & Refreshments
SQS OFFSHORE PERFORMANCE TESTING - BREAKING THE BARRIERS
Is it possible to maintain high quality when moving performance testing offshore?
Does offshore performance testing conform to typical offshore models?
What different models & processes are there and which work best?
How can we successfully communicate all of these benefits to management?
Using examples from our experience of delivering performance testing, often including offshore elements, we will draw out the key principles for success. Find out which elements of performance testing can be successfully offshored and how to choose and implement the offshore model that is right for your test team. With Alan Gordon.
ORIGINAL SOFTWARE BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON THE GREAT SOFTWARE TESTING SWINDLE
For many reasons, full automation is often not the answer to your testing problems. You may have very heavily tested, complex business-critical applications where the prospect of full automation is simply too daunting; you may be approaching testing for the first time, or you may simply find automation not appropriate or to difficult to make successful.
Historically there has been no sensible alternative to full automation - it has been "all or nothing"...until now.
Find out how you can make remarkable savings in time, cost and resource initially without automation, and at the same time start to progressively build an automation strategy at your own pace. With George Wilson, operations director
QBIT PRESENTATION BY QBIT
Details to be confirmed. Presented by Barry Weston
THE QBIT KEYNOTE
CONFESSIONS OF AN AGILE TEST TEAM
Expedia is a company of unique and interesting challenges for software development - a business that demands the ability to turn on a dime, a mixed technology environment (Java, .Net and legacy C++ code bases), extensive third party integration, and globally distributed development teams. Many of these factors make agile development challenging but also extremely beneficial.
We have all heard the benefits of working agile. But we have also heard the pains of getting test to work in an agile methodology. When do you write test plans? How do I make time to get automation done? How do you avoid the mini waterfall? What pragmatic compromises can you make? Hear one team's confessions of working in an agile development cycle and how they make it work, everyday.
Presented by Bernard Miles, Stan Wozniak, Amy Heinen and Jean‑Jacques Ledoux of Expedia.
4.30pm Exhibition closes
Official Website: http://www.qbit.co.uk/menus/testexpo.htm
Added by nocky100 on December 9, 2008