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Continuous Delivery and Agile Development

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  • Tales in Testing - Paranormal Service Virtualization Use Cases Tales in Testing - Paranormal Service Virtualization Use Cases Jonathon Wright, Rick Bansal and Nathan Devoll from CA Technologies Recorded: Oct 27 2016 60 mins
    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
  • Gold copy data at your fingertips Gold copy data at your fingertips CA Recorded: Oct 27 2016 57 mins
    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.
  • The Agile Enterprise is not a Myth…it's a Reality The Agile Enterprise is not a Myth…it's a Reality Dan Rice, Agile Advisor, Agile Management, Americas & EMEA Recorded: Oct 11 2016 61 mins
    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
  • Driving Continuous Delivery with Service Virtualization Driving Continuous Delivery with Service Virtualization Heather Peyton and Tanvi Mehta, CA Technologies Recorded: Sep 21 2016 44 mins
    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
  • Take a Requirements-Driven Approach to Better Software Take a Requirements-Driven Approach to Better Software Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Assurance, CA Technologies Recorded: Sep 20 2016 60 mins
    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
  • Fast and Complete Test Coverage for Test Nirvana Fast and Complete Test Coverage for Test Nirvana Abhijit Mugali, and Prasanth Kongati, CA Technologies Recorded: Sep 8 2016 60 mins
    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
  • What does the GDPR mean to you? What does the GDPR mean to you? Arif Muhammad, Director Product Management and Wilfred Mathanaraj, Product Owner TDM, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 17 2016 42 mins
    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.
  • What Do You Mean You Aren’t Agile Yet? 1 PMI PMP PDU Credit What Do You Mean You Aren’t Agile Yet? 1 PMI PMP PDU Credit Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com Recorded: Jul 28 2016 60 mins
    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.
  • Shift-Left Performance Testing for Shift-Forward Quality Shift-Left Performance Testing for Shift-Forward Quality Nathan Devoll, SV Consultant, CA Technologies Recorded: Jul 26 2016 54 mins
    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
  • What Came First - the Model or the Test? What Came First - the Model or the Test? Huw Price, CA Technologies and Paul Gerrard, Gerrard Consulting Recorded: Jul 20 2016 63 mins
    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