Continuous Load Testing – A Journey to Performance at Scale | Quality Jam London
Application performance has never been more critical than it is now. Applications of all types are subject to intense scrutiny over their performance, with research showing more than one third of users will leave an app to never return if performance is not satisfactory. Though performance should be a key concern for all software development teams, too few are investing the resources in testing their application at load that are required to identify performance regressions and bottlenecks.
The good news for teams at all levels of performance testing maturity is that there have never been more options available for performance testers of all levels.
Whether you are just getting started with your journey or looking to take your performance testing practice to the next level, you won’t want to miss this session highlighting all of the latest tips and tricks in this ever evolving industry.
RecordedOct 19 201854 mins
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Agile and DevOps change the game for software testing. For Agile, each team needs to test faster and earlier. With DevOps, the organization requires automated insight into the business risks associated with every release.
Hear Tricentis CMO Wayne Ariola discuss what’s required to reinvent software testing for DevOps. We’ll explore:
- Forrester research on what quality practices and metrics separate DevOps leaders from laggards
- An expanded definition of Continuous Testing for DevOps…beyond test automation
- What you gain by integrating your testing efforts—from BDD and open-source dev-testing to scriptless functional test automation and load testing—across teams, projects and applications with the Tricentis Continuous Testing Platform
Breaking up isn’t just hard to do — it can be downright brutal. Sometimes it seems so much easier to maintain the status quo, regardless of how miserable you are. But this way of thinking causes us to stay in relationships that aren’t working for far too long. No, we’re not talking about your personal relationships. We’re talking about your relationship with dated testing technology!
Many enterprises are growing increasingly frustrated by this relationship with HP testing tools — but when is it time to walk away?
Join Ryan Yackel, Director of Product at Tricentis to learn how to spot the telltale signs that it’s time to make a change. We’ll explore symptoms including:
- You’re living in the past, holding onto the memories of how great things used to be, despite the changes around you
- You have different visions for the future
- You’re feeling left behind, unable to pursue new opportunities
- It’s just too much work to maintain the relationship—and it’s draining you
Christopher Condo, Senior Analyst, Forrester and Ingo Philipp, Distinguished Evangelist, Tricentis
Forrester Senior Analyst Christopher Condo and Tricentis Distinguished Evangelist Ingo Philipp explore how mature organizations can transform their testing processes—achieving the speed and efficiency vital for digital transformation.
- The realities of DevOps adoption and test automation in mature organizations
- Where testing processes fall short in the context of DevOps initiatives
- How to achieve notable test automation and risk coverage gains as efficiently as possible
Michael Hamilton, Director, Morpheus Asset Management
The global pace of change is only increasing. Consumers demand efficient self service technology based products and services 24/7. This webinar will focus on the why, strategic and infrastructure decisions behind implementing an automated or DevOps software delivery model. Topics such as workforce culture, people, processes & infrastructure themes will be covered to support those seeking knowledge and guidance around this challenging global subject.
What you’ll learn:
- Why developing an automated or DevOps software delivery model is critical today
- Why infrastructure decisions need to be made before new tooling is brought in
- How to leverage new software delivery models to deliver products faster and more efficiently
James Senecal, Director, Solution Architect; Tricentis
IDC recently found that over two-thirds of SAP users are already planning their company’s future with SAP S/4HANA and Fiori 2.0. It’s no longer a question of if your SAP architecture will change; it’s a matter of when.
As these SAP advancements are adopted, it’s proving increasingly difficult for testing to keep up. Testers face a number of challenges:
- Automated tests architected for previous generations of SAP platforms must be rebuilt.
- Existing testing processes don’t suit the new faster (and more fragmented) release cycles, with different components evolving at different speeds.
- Within the SAP ecosystem, testing must address new technologies such as SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Ariba, and SAP Hybris.
- Reinvented business processes commonly extend beyond the SAP ecosystem, including APIs, mobile, mainframes, and so on—but legacy testing approaches often do not.
Watch our webinar, Why Modern SAP Architectures Require a New Approach to SAP Testing, to learn the fastest way to transition your existing quality strategies and assets to a modernized approach that’s architected for the latest generation of SAP advances.
Join Ryan Yackel as he presents qTest’s BDD maturity model, which will help you assess your team’s progress on the journey to BDD maturity. Ryan will provide a framework for understanding where your team is now on the road to BDD maturity and our recommended steps for getting to the next level.
The transition to BDD often comes with significant bumps in the road, but in our experience it is well worth the effort. Teams with mature BDD practices report higher levels of collaboration across functions and also tend to be more advanced in their DevOps release processes. By shifting testing left with BDD, these teams are delivering faster without sacrificing quality.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How to assess your team’s progress against five BDD maturity levels
- How to increase levels of collaboration across functions and leverage BDD to advance your DevOps release processes
- Tips for implementing required process changes and hitting key milestones that will get you to the next level of BDD maturity
How do you drive quality changes in your organization? How do you get leaders to understand that software quality is a critical priority for agile teams that can help you get to market faster with software users will love?
Join us as quality leaders Adam Satterfield and Elise Carmichael share strategies for becoming a quality champion and building a practice that can accelerate DevOps initiatives, and improve both software delivery and business outcomes.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How to make quality an organization-wide priority
- Strategies for creating a cross-functional quality leadership group of quality champions
- How to create a culture of innovation and a top-performing team that can create positive change across the organization
Elise Carmichael, Judy Chung and Callie McConnell, The qTest Product Team
The discipline of testing will continue to broaden, become more visible and grow more critical to the success of today’s leading enterprises in 2019. We’ve rounded up the top nine trends that will shape the future of software testing in 2019 and beyond.
In this webinar, you’ll hear about the changes our product experts are seeing in the market and learn how they’re likely to affect your approach to software quality and your business in 2019. You’ll also learn how qTest is shaping the future and leading innovation in test management and see a preview of key innovations slated for the 2019 qTest roadmap.
Learn about the trends that will shape the future of testing, including:
- The growth of software quality as a cross-functional discipline
- Increasing levels of BYO test automation and increasingly complex testing tool stacks and environments
- Why software quality is shifting both left and right (and how the right tools make it possible)
- What’s on the 2019 qTest roadmap to help organizations stay ahead of the trends
Nick Jones, VP Software Delivery Acceleration and Test Engineering & Elise Carmichael, Vice President of Product, QASymphony
During this webinar, Nick Jones, Vice-President of Software Delivery Acceleration and Test Engineering at a leading payment processor, will share how the Test Engineering team led the organization's first DevOps initiative, gaining buy-in from stakeholders across the business to modernize software development, testing and delivery practices, ultimately reducing deployment time from 14 hours to 4 minutes. During the initiative's early days, the team established a Center of Excellence and a grassroots Community Practice to build trust and reinforce partnerships with development, senior leadership and business stakeholders. Both initiatives have helped improve collaboration and spread new ideas, tools and methods across the business. The result is DevOps pipelines that have significantly reduced delivery timelines and improved production quality, which successfully processes and settles millions of payment transactions daily.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How the test engineering teams initiated the organization's first DevOps project
- How establishing a Center of Excellence and Community Practice fostered a collaborative approach to transformation
- How the test engineering teams have significantly reduced performance issues to achieve zero critical production defects
Kevins Dunne, SVP of Global Channels, QASymphony and Mike Scott, Principal Consultant, MagenTys
In this webinar, we'll highlight a popular testing methodology for DevOps: behavior driven development (BDD). We’ll discuss the history of BDD and its roots in test-driven development, its key principles and benefits for DevOps, and best practices for getting started with BDD and scaling the practice.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How BDD enhances collaboration to streamline DevOps workflows
- The key principles of BDD: Collaborate, record, automate
- Tips for scaling BDD to drive business value in your organization
Adam Satterfield, Technology Program Director at Anthem and Ryan Yackel, Director of Product at QASymphony
In today’s hyper-competitive software market, companies are ever pressing to deliver products more quickly and efficiently. As a result, it is imperative for organizations to implement a more strategic approach to quality. A strategic approach requires QA teams to gather more comprehensive data on the value of quality tasks in the delivery pipeline. And it often requires a different approach to reporting, and a focus on metrics that help the business measure release readiness and assess overall application quality.
Join us as Adam Satterfield shares the key metrics today’s software QA teams should be collecting, how to tell the story of your data and how to better understand different audiences within your organization to deliver insights that matter. Ryan Yackel will also dive into how some of these insights can be applied in qTest Insights.
In this webinar, you will learn how to gather the metrics for 3 key areas to demonstrate business value, including:
- The cost of a defect
- Efficiency gains from test automation
- Risk identification through coverage metrics
To achieve rapid time-to-market, businesses have embraced DevOps, which places a premium on speed and efficiency. But speed is not the only measure of DevOps success. To release better software faster, enterprises must optimize testing strategy and embed a culture of quality within their DevOps processes.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How BDD can transform QA from a bottleneck to a speed enabler
- How to integrate quality and increase visibility throughout the SDLC
- How to help your VPs and Directors gauge the success of their current quality initiatives
Brian Dawson, DevOps Evangelist at CloudBees and Ryan Yackel, Director of Product at QASymphony
As software practitioners, we often approach a new initiative by thinking about tools and technology first. But when faced with a major undertaking like DevOps transformation, that can become a problem. That’s because we don’t spend enough time thinking about the people implementing those tools, and how they will fundamentally affect processes and culture.
In this webinar, Brian Dawson, DevOps Evangelist at CloudBees and Ryan Yackel, Director of Product at QASymphony, will discuss the key elements of DevOps transformation and how QA teams can start getting into the mindset of the cultural and process shifts that DevOps brings — and why it’s important to do so before the conversation about tools and technology begins.
Mario Matthee, SQA Architecture and R&D, DVT Global Testing Solutions
In this session, Mario Matthee shares insights into a real life project that was completed by DVT. DVT’s testers were responsible for the testing of a new investment bot, and in the process we faced many challenges: distributed teams, being too agile, red tape (banks have plenty of this), complex financial models, ever-changing requirements and more.
Mathee shares the story of how his team took DVT’s first bot live using behavior-driven development methodology and a mixture of manual and automated testing. You will learn that BDD is not as scary as it is made out to be, that there is a place for manual testers in BDD, that you can be agile and still work in your own way.
So you decided to buy a test management tool. Now that you have it, how do you make it work across all agile teams? How do you allow scrum teams enough freedom to inform you about the quality of their scope while at the same time maintaining a structure that makes sense in a high-level report for all stakeholders?
In this session, Dutch Railways’ Niels Rikze presents his framework for effectively implementing qTest for agile test management across teams.
Mikey Warner, Director of QA, Office Depot - Europe
Join us as we explore Office Depot’s journey from a legacy waterfall delivery organization to agile, via the use of agile principles and empowerment and a modern toolset that includes qTest for test management. In this session, Office Depot Europe’s Director of QA Mikey Warner shares how he drove process improvement, transformation and change across the global organization.
Keith Klain, Head of Software Quality, Tekmark Global Solutions
From metrics-based micromanagement to the law of triviality, software testing has been subjected to a standard set of responses to testing’s ambiguous, uncharted journey into a sea of bias and experimentation. There are many anti-patterns associated with managing software testing and their effect on quality, from how you organize and fund testing, to the tools you use to automate and manage the process.
In this talk, Keith Klain explores common solutions to common software testing problems and the unintended consequences, dysfunction and risks they can introduce to your organization.
Is your QA or Test Department stuck in an operating model that no longer gives you what you need? Struggling to quantify the value you bring to the delivery world?
In this session, Mallissa discusses some tried and tested methods of identifying, implementing, and measuring the success of effective change within this space. From assessing the current state to devising credible objectives to deliver on a new world vision, she walks us through the common challenges and obstacles frequently met and share how she has overcome many of them.
If you’re going to automate one kind of tests at your company, API testing is the perfect place to start. It’s fast and simple to write as well as fast to execute. If your company writes an API for its software, then you understand the need and importance of testing it. In this webinar, we’ll do a live demonstration of how you can use free tools, such as Postman, Newman, and Jenkins, to enhance your software quality and security.
Elise Carmichael covers:
- Why your API tests should be included with your CI
- Real examples using Postman, Newman and Jenkins + Newman
A strategic approach to software quality saves money and helps companies avoid releasing bugs into production. And if agile QA teams are enabled properly, they can also make significant contributions to business goals like decreasing time to market, improving customer satisfaction, and helping drive revenue.
How can you foster an organization-wide understanding of QA’s value and ensure strategic quality objectives are supported from the top down and across the development organization?
Join this webinar to learn how each QA role can more effectively “manage up” by understanding what their boss needs to know and how their work ties into the overall business objectives.
You will learn:
- Key strategies for communicating the strategic business value of QA testing to colleagues higher up the ladder
- How to tie QA objectives to business goals, plus some real-world examples
- Reporting techniques and smart tools that can make it easier to report on your team’s activities in a way that resonates with business leaders