New approaches like DevOps or the adoption of a Digital Transformation strategy are meant to make life easier and simpler to creating quality applications faster with better quality and at lower costs, but do they? Maybe. They’ll help put structure in place for team collaboration or deliver an experience your customers won’t forget, but development teams still face the constraints of development through deployment. From Application Development, Testing and Deployment organizations and their customers have had to deal with ineffective service delivery, compounded by the silos of development, system administration, and operations.
CA solutions for Continuous Delivery and Agile Development can help you eliminate constraints across the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC), allow developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and more reliable outcomes, all the way through deployment and feedback from IT Operations – CA Technologies categorizes this in three disciplines Parallel Work Streams, Quality Acceleration and End-to-End Automation. Get the information you need when you need it in these thought provoking sessions live or on-demand.
Join this webcast channel to receive updates, best practices and advices from industry thought leaders on how to eliminate constraints across the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC), allow developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and more reliable outcomes, all the way through deployment and feedback from IT Operations.
Jonathon Wright, Director, Digital Assurance, CA Technologies and Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerrard Consulting
User expectations are shifting faster than ever and yet are set higher than ever before. The software landscape is therefore evolving rapidly to deliver higher quality software at an ever-greater pace. Testing must be able to keep up and move away from a traditional Core IT approach. Shifting to an Adaptive IT model calls for a new practice that requires accelerated communication, collaboration, integration, measurement and automation.
Whether you label this as Digital Transformation or not, understanding the detail of this journey is an essential part of every organisation's journey to becoming a Digital Enterprise.
Together with Paul Gerrard, Jonathon Wright will define what Digital Transformation is, its complexity and its risks, what Digital Assurance is from the process angle and then they’ll look at how models are being at the heart of testing, creating an essential ’blueprint’ for test design.
What happens when you have to test software disguised as hardware? How do you create test environments that effectively replicate the dependencies and performance of things like SmartMeters, security sensors and other IoT devices?
Join this panel discussion on the strangest things they’ve seen clients use service virtualization to test. You’ll learn:
•What service virtualization is
•What is can be used to simulate
•How it helps enable parallel development and testing
In order to deliver rigorously tested software which reflects changing user needs, testers require constant access to up-to-date data throughout the sprint. The data provisioning process at many organizations therefore needs to be rethought. Depending on an over-burdened, upstream team to find, create and provision data is not an option. Slow and complex extract and copies can take days or weeks, while there is no guarantee that the data delivered will in fact reflect the tests at hand.
CA Test Data Manager offers a new approach to data provisioning which can remove the constraints and provide testers with the right data in minutes. View this session to find out how:
• All the data needed to execute every test can be identified and created before it is requested by testers
• Gold Copy Data can be stored as re-usable assets in a central Test Data Warehouse
• Testers and developers can access rich data on demand, using a self-service web portal
• Data can be made available in parallel, across versions, products and teams
• Test Matching can ensure that the right data is provisioned to the right place, at the right time
This end-to-end approach to Test Data Management means that that testers have the data they need, when they need it, to deliver rigorously tested software to market earlier and at less cost.
Many companies experimenting with agile development methods in their engineering and IT groups are having only mixed success.
Unless you’re implementing agile both upstream (through your portfolio) and downstream (through testing and operations,) you’re not harnessing agile’s full power through Digital Transformation. Being faster to market doesn’t help your bottom line if you deliver the wrong things, and failing to get the right things into production fast means you’re leaving money on the table.
Join this web seminar to gain insight into the benefits of a digital transformation. You’ll discover a strategic, collaborative approach to channel the power of agile and deliver more value to your customers.
You'll learn how to:
Deliver value quickly in small increments across work streams
Provide visibility into strategic initiatives that inform the process, from planning through delivery
Support continuous delivery with automation
Companies need to look for new ways to work in quality innovative applications in and out of the development and testing lifecycle. By continuously delivering new features and releases more quickly, an organization can better meet the demands of consumers and outmaneuver its competitors. But how to maintain quality in an always moving delivery cycle remains a core challenge.
Join us and learn how other orgs are enabling continuous delivery by using service virtualization. During this session will explain how CA Service Virtualization works and helps eliminate constraints across the software lifecycle, allowing developers, testers, and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and more reliable outcomes. You’ll also learn how CA Service Virtualization:
•Replicates production like dependencies for testing
•Helps you control inputs like response times, so you can do more negative testing
•Virtualize 3rd party services so they are accessible all the time without fees
•Reproduces production defects for faster remediation
•Eliminates scheduling conflicts and enable parallel development
Case studies show that the vast majority of defects creating havoc in production software are not introduced by developers or testers, but by requirements. Rather than alleviating this problem, agile development practices have introduced a new one: Testers must navigate a constant barrage of disparate user stories and change requests.
In order for development teams to keep up with constantly changing user needs, requirements must be captured in a format that minimizes miscommunication, reacts quickly to change, and enables subsequent test assets to be derived automatically.
Learn a requirements-driven approach that:
- Captures user needs in a format already familiar to business analysts
- Allows testers to automatically generate optimized test cases, test scripts, data, and expected results
- Automatically reflects changes made to the requirements in the test assets
Testing quickly doesn’t mean you have to test poorly. The goal of agile development teams today is to test quickly and completely.
See how CA Agile Requirements Designer and CA Test Data Manager help teams define test cases from product requirements and then assign test data to match the generated test cases. This powerful combination helps you deliver quality applications faster. Inclusive of a demo, you can expect to learn:
- Define and generate test cases from product requirements
- Match test cases to test data
- Quickly generate test data needed
- Deliver quality applications more quickly with an automated approach
There's new legislation in place, that's expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across testing and development environments. It's the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Are you ready for it?
In this session, we’ll demonstrate how CA Test Data Manager helps to both mask your production data and to generate synthetic test data; a powerful combination to help you meet compliance needs and deliver quality applications. There will be a short section on the future of the tester self-service model that will enable testers to efficiently get access to the right test data.
Every time you turn around, you hear about yet another organization’s successful Agile transformation – so what are you waiting for? Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses the benefits of Agile (even if your organization is predominantly waterfall-focused) and how you can help get your organization on the path to Agile success. By attending, you will gain practical knowledge on how to help your organization quickly and confidently respond to change, deliver value faster than your competition, and build high-quality products - that your customers really want!
This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP Credit.
Traditional performance testing typically requires that all components of the application are “completed,” integrated and deployed into an appropriate environment. This results in testing not being done until late in the delivery cycle or sometimes skipped entirely. Which can then lead to a less then optimal user experience, expensive rework and potential loss of business.
Many organizations are adopting service virtualization to overcome the key challenges associated with performance testing. During this session see why and specifically how service virtualization:
•Enables you to do testing early in the dev cycle by simulating unavailable production systems and missing components
•Helps you control the inputs (like response times and 3rd party system responses) so you can do more negative and exploratory testing
•Provisions performance test environments “in a box” for on-demand testing
•Works with CA APM so that you can monitor an app during a load and performance test and see how the app reacts
All testing relies on modelling, but “test models are the only way forward for testers and businesses”, according to Paul Gerrard, Principal at Gerrard Consulting. This session reviews the use of modelling in testing and illustrate, using real life examples, how chaos and carnage is being replaced with structured order.
Paul sets out his vision for a “New Model of Testing” which puts models at the heart of high quality, efficient testing. This will be accompanied by a practical demonstration of how model-based approaches can be applied within a state-of-the-art DevOps framework including:
•How models can be used to capture accurately ever changing business requirements
•The “Shift left” effect of formal modelling for testing, where test cases, scripts, data and expected results can all be generated from the initial design
•How the testing assets derived from a model can be updated automatically, so that testing keeps up with the rate at which user needs change