Over the last few years, Testing has been introduced as an early activity in the software development lifecycle. This was predominantly due to the widespread adoption of Agile and DevOps methodologies by organizations across the globe, the goal being to significantly reduce time-to-market for finished apps. Over the year 2017-18 we have seen an increase in the use of virtualization and service oriented architecture along with cloud computing, that led to many testing tool vendors vying for market space in the testing arena. This conference brings to you the industry best practices needed for Agile Testing and Test Automation. 

The Agile Testing and Automation Day 2018 will be taking place in Melbourne on May 16, 2018 with a focus on software testing best practices and solutions to overcome challenges in the Agile testing environment. The conference will be a key meeting place for the software testing professionals and enthusiasts having an eye to learn the latest in the Agile Testing domain. 


The conference features industry experts sharing real time experiences and thought leadership on some of the latest and most vital topics in the Agile Testing domain. Their presentation topic and level of industry experience fills a specific gap in the field, making it easier to understand the major Agile testing challenges, and knowing how to overcome them.


Wednesday, 16 May, 2018
 Registration and Seating
                                                                     Opening Talk and Welcome Note
Testing Today’s Applications in Digital world: Tools you can use
Trends in Test Automation: Framework, Cloud and Scripting
When to start Test Automation
The goal of this session is to understand how to make a successful test automation strategy and framework in Agile. This will involve understanding Agile Testing Quadrants, Test Automation Pyramid and when to automate. As, understanding of these areas will be needed in creation of a successful test automation strategy. In addition, it will cover understanding the design pattern for an automation framework including creation of framework layers, page-objects location strategy, test data preparation and execution strategy for automation. Additionally, what measures can be taken to reduce the automation maintenance and how the test automation process could be governed to ensure quality will be discussed in this session. - Mahipal Singh, Test Automation Practice Lead, AIA
ERM Power took the challenge to develop a software tool for the industry to estimate and manage electricity usage for commercial and Industrial sites in Australia. The project identified Test Automation as an important piece in the DevOps puzzle that would accelerate the desired delivery to its customers on time. The team considered different strategies and adopted Progressive automation to bring forth this outcome which would expedite testing process and identify problematic areas as quickly as possible. Progressive automation also helped develop high quality software by giving quick feedbacks to developers, keeping the overheads down as well as act as a continual regression suit for the subsequent iterations. Automated tests comprised of scenarios required to ensure overall quality of the product. These included unit testing, API testing, Integration testing, UI based functional testing, non-functional testing and performance testing. The team also established quality policy gates to identify risk boundaries for the release candidates. - Pius Kurian, Senior Test Automation Engineer, ERM Power
Productivity Paradigms - Pairing , Mobbing , TDD and BDD
Testing in agile projects have been refined, customised and revolutionised to be efficient and quick. But with the changing landscape of testing, learning new tools and methods frequently - Are we still an agile team with a DNA that strives for innovation and customer value creation? Should we take a step back and retrospect if ‘the practices we follow’ and ‘what we aspire to do’ are on the same path? How can we create an ideal agile team that strives towards for innovation and value creation? Chiranthana is an Agile coach in Melbourne who has been practising agile for the past 12 years in various roles such as SDET, full stack developer, Scrum Master, Delivery manager, Kanban Master and Agile Coach. He wrote is first TTD code in 2006 and since then has been an avid believer of various automation strategies. He is a passionate agilist who has extensive experience in Microsoft platform and tries to experiment with new programming languages. He has helped various Fortune 500 clients in Insurance, Ecommerce, Telecom and healthcare sectors adopt agile practices and coach them to create effective agile teams - Chiranthana C, Agile Coach and Scrum Master, Telstra
Exploratory Testing Paradigms
Test Metrics: What’s working and how to demonstrate value of Testing?
Round DiscussionTable 
Automated testing pipeline – how much testing is enough
DevOps Testing Automation Framework
Conclusion & Thank You Note





Super Early Bird AUD 399 Registration ends on 16 March, 2018 SOLD OUT
Early Bird AUD 499 Registration ends on 15 May, 2018
Standard Price AUD 599 Registration ends on - 16 May,2018
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*Registration pass is inclusive of full day access to all conference venues, along with refreshments and executive lunch.

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