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Wednesday, April 19 • 16:15 - 17:00
Do you even (need to) automate (the GUI)? (Matthew Heusser)

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Abstract:
When teams talk about reducing cycle time, they tend to immediately jump to test automation. After all, human testing often feels expensive, slow, repetitious, and boring. Because the testers only see the software a black box, and the programmers are busy, the first thing to automate is often the GUI.
This talk asks if driving the user interface with tools should really be the first thing to automate on the list .. and if it should be on the list at all. Come hear a veteran of software delivery and test excellence talk about a different way to think about test/deploy with high reliability, then split into groups to discuss what makes sense in your system of forces.
Note: Presentation may be delivered in the persona of a gym bro.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain new ways to think about risk, testing, and cycle time
  • Tools to model where your team is when it comes to test/release improvement
  • And what to do next


Speakers
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Matthew Heusser

Managing Director, Excelon Development
Matt Heusser is the Managing Director at Excelon Development. The lead organizer of TestRetreat, a former AST board member, co-author of "Save Our Scrum", Senior Editor for "How To Reduce The Cost Of Software Testing", winner of the Most Influential Agile Test Professional Person... Read More →



Wednesday April 19, 2017 16:15 - 17:00
Berkeley/Clarendon