9:30 – 10:30

moderated by Myron Kirk

Q&A panel on Key Technology Trends in Test & QA 

The panel will cover the below points

  1. What are the key technology trends impacting testing in your organisation right now?
  2. What is the impact of these technology trends, i.e. have they made testing more complex, easier, required greater device coverage etc?
  3. What is your current testing toolchain? How does this differ to 5 years back?
  4. How do you embrace todays tools to accommodate the technology changes happening around Test/QA?
  5. How has the use of test automation changed within your organisation over the past 2-3 years?
  6. To what extent are you leveraging DevOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery within your testing strategies?
  7. What are your predictions for the future in terms of general technology trends and the their impact on Test/QA?

12:00 – 13:00

moderated by Myron Kirk

Q&A panel on Enterprise Agile – Testing: Skills, Tools & Adoption

The panel will cover the below points

  1. To what extent is Agile being used within your organisations?
  2. Has Agile adoption changed over recent years in terms of scale and pace?
  3. How has Agile adoption impacted testing within your respective organisations?
  4. What new skills are required within the Testing team to make Agile a success?
  5. What are the key tools that are pivotal to the success of managing and executing agile testing within your organisation?
  6. Do you see DevOps CI/CD as a key enabler for Agile adoption?
  7. How do you apply test automation within your organisations Agile process?
  8. What are worst mistakes you have seen in terms of Agile Testing? What are the best examples you have witnessed?
  9. What is the future for Agile adoption within your organisations and will Waterfall still have a place?

15:30 – 16:30

moderated by Myron Kirk

Q&A panel on Test Team of the Future

The panel will cover the below points

  1. How are your teams organised now and how has this changed over recent years?
  2. Do you find your teams collaborating more closely with developers than previously?
  3. Do you have dedicated roles for manual and automation testers or have you moved to multi-skilled/T-shaped testers that cover both?
  4. Is manual testing still prevalent within your teams and do you predict that it will remain prevalent over the coming years?
  5. Are you seeing a Quality Engineering agenda influence your teams skills, training and overall direction?
  6. How do you predict test teams will organise themselves in the future, i.e. QA/QE practice model, embedded within platform teams, separate function etc?
  7. Where would you advise a graduate or trainee level tester to focus their career? What skills/areas would you recommend that they focus on?
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