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RPA- Why Resilient Automation Matters

Tricentis 2019
Recorded May 31 2019 29 mins
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Gerog Thurner
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  • How to Achieve Intelligent Test Execution Recorded: Nov 20 2019 52 mins
    Adam Satterfield, Director of Testing and Quality, Anthem
    Testing teams can spend up to 80% of their time on regression testing. While verifying existing functionality is critical, business leaders are often more concerned with the new features that will give their software a competitive edge. But when they see UI at the top of the test automation pyramid, many leaders incorrectly assume that there will be little time left to verify high business value features.

    In this webinar, Adam Satterfield shares strategies for eliminating these misunderstandings and reconciling business priorities with what ties up QA resources.

    Join this webinar to learn:

    - Key questions to ask business leaders before any build begins
    - How to define test suites in a way that both prioritizes business impact and saves time
    - The value of testers’ feedback during build output and unit test reviews
    - How Adam’s team streamlined test case execution using tags and build server functionality
  • How to Build QA Reports That Your Boss Actually Reads Recorded: Nov 18 2019 50 mins
    Ryan Yackel, Director of Product, Tricentis, Alex Drag, Technical Writer, Tricentis
    Delivering excellent testing is not a one-time task, but an ongoing and challenging pursuit. But business leaders also expect QA teams to communicate their results in a manner they can understand, which effectively demonstrates the impact of QA.

    Do your current reporting practices and tools allow you to effectively communicate what you are being asked to deliver and the value your team is providing? Learn how to go beyond the basics so that your reporting highlights your achievements and tells a story that resonates with executives.

    Watch this on-demand webinar to learn:

    - How to think more creatively about QA reporting in agile environments
    - How to select metrics and reports based on the questions you need to answer
    - Best practices for executive-level reporting using Tricentis Analytics
  • Agile Testing in Regulated Environments: Challenges and Best Practices Recorded: Nov 7 2019 41 mins
    Ryan Yackel, Product Management, Tricentis Jason Secola, Support Sales Manager, Tx3
    Traditional electronic signature approaches don’t work when Life Sciences companies adopt Agile and DevOps.

    Testing regulated applications has long required programmatic process controls with electronic signatures. Now, with the shift to Agile processes and DevOps tools, many organizations are attempting to apply traditionally rigid governance practices within processes and tools architected for a much faster, more flexible paradigm. This is a risky approach.

    Watch our on-demand webinar as a panel of Life Sciences and Agile testing experts explore the top challenges and best practices associated with testing regulated Life Sciences applications in Agile and DevOps processes. We cover:

    - How to adopt a data-driven approach to computer systems validation (CSV) for a balance of speed and governance
    - How to take a practical approach to applying the “right” balance of programmatic process controls
    - How Tricentis and Tx3 Vera work together to help you achieve Continuous Testing that meets regulatory requirements
  • How Investing in an E2E Data Quality Strategy Ensures “Decision Integrity” Recorded: Oct 30 2019 33 mins
    Ryan Burlage Global QA Manager, Aegon Asset Management, Elise Carmichael, Enterprise Evangelist, Tricentis
    Testing is usually an afterthought in Agile transformations — but not at Aegon. When Aegon embarked on a SAFe transformation, they made it a priority to re-evaluate their testing approach. Teams of manual testers were being caught up in lengthy ‘stare and compare’ sessions and realized that they would always be several steps behind as the rest of the development cycle moved onto Agile practices. So they brought in test automation while working hard to gain buy-in from senior management as well as fellow testers.

    But in the financial industry, having your interfaces operating flawlessly is just the start. If the underlying data is even slightly off, this could quickly compromise investment and management decisions. To ensure that the accelerated pace of change did not increase their risk exposure, they decided to also implement an end-to-end testing approach across all layers of their data warehouse environment.

    Join this webinar to learn more about Aegon’s testing transformation, and how they:

    - Overcame pushback during the rollout of new processes and tools
    - Tackled the main challenges of BI/data warehouse test automation
    - Cut testing time for 100+ test cases from multiple weeks to just 60 minutes
    - Rapidly assessed how upgrades to core systems (PAM, Oracle, etc.) impact core business transactions as well as the underlying data
  • Building Resilient Cloud Load Tests for SAP Fiori Recorded: Oct 23 2019 45 mins
    Kevin Dunne, SVP, Strategic Initiatives, Tricentis
    SAP promises that Fiori is the ultimate way to deliver an exceptional user experience on multiple devices. However, you can’t talk about the user experience today without addressing performance issues.

    Are your Fiori applications meeting performance expectations in terms of response time, concurrency, availability, and scalability? Do the enhancements in each update you roll out actually undermine the user experience that the update is supposed to improve?

    Join Kevin Dunne, General Manager of Flood IO, to learn how you can start load testing Fiori as painlessly as possible.

    You’ll learn how:

    - Fiori’s customization and dynamic nature complicate load testing (as well as functional testing)
    - A new browser-based load testing approach lets you reuse your existing functional tests for load testing
    - To start and scale tests without waiting on constrained performance testing resources and expensive performance testing labs
  • Forrester Research: DevOps Quality Metrics That Matter Recorded: Oct 16 2019 47 mins
    Wayne Ariola, CMO, Tricentis
    With DevOps, almost every aspect of application delivery has been put under the microscope and re-evaluated. Quality metrics have largely escaped that scrutiny…until now.

    Tricentis recently commissioned Forrester to research how 75 quality metrics are used and valued among 603 DevOps leaders and laggards. The goal: provide the software testing community an objective perspective on which quality metrics matter most for DevOps success.

    In this on-demand webinar, we’ll take a deep dive into the findings, answering questions such as:

    - In the context of DevOps, do the “popular” quality metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail rate really matter?
    - Which metrics are best suited for ensuring that continuous updates won’t undermine the very user experiences you’re working so hard to enhance?
    - How do your team’s quality metrics rank? Are you taking advantage of the ‘hidden gems’ or getting caught up in vanity metrics?
  • The Anatomy of an Agile Testing Transformation Recorded: Oct 9 2019 53 mins
    Elise Carmichael, Agile Evangelist,Tricentis; Ryan Yarckel, Product Management, Tricentis
    Agile testing transformations vary as widely as agile implementations. Some teams focus on reducing misunderstandings between developers, testers and business stakeholders. Others aim to assess the end-user experience across transactions that span web and mobile front ends, APIs and back-end systems like packaged and legacy applications, databases, mainframes, etc. And many want to accelerate testing so that it’s not constantly putting the sprint deadline at risk.

    You might expect software tool vendors like Tricentis to tell you that purchasing a tool is the answer to all these challenges. It’s not. No matter what kind of testing transformation you’re planning, it must address people and processes as well – but certain technologies can help you get there.

    Watch this webinar to hear Tricentis experts take a deep dive into what was involved in several successful agile transformations. We’ll cover:

    - Scaling open source test automation to balance autonomy with governance
    - Implementing agile test management to help you improve collaboration & communication across the software delivery pipeline
    - Connecting testing across front-end “systems of engagement” and back-end “systems of record” to assess the complete user experience
  • Enterprise Testing Transformations: Tackling the Top Challenges Recorded: Oct 2 2019 44 mins
    Wayne Ariola, Chief Marketing Officer, Tricentis and Christian Plaichner, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Tricentis
    We won’t sugar coat it: enterprise testing transformations are challenging projects with inevitable obstacles and setbacks. Fortunately, you’re not the first quality leader to embark on this journey. Learn from others’ mistakes, and you can drive your own transformation like a pro from day 1.

    Join industry veterans Christian Plaichner and Wayne Ariola as they share insights on the top challenges that enterprise quality leaders face when planning, adopting, and scaling testing transformations. This will be an interactive discussion, sharing real stories collected from various perspectives across the testing industry. You’ll learn how to:

    - Set up the transformation for success – including restructuring teams and modernizing processes
    - Avoid the most common pitfalls and mistakes
    - Spot signs that you’re heading towards trouble
  • Changing Your Organizations’s Perception of Testing Recorded: Sep 24 2019 68 mins
    Michael Bolton, Co-Creator, Rapid Software Testing and Ryan Yackel, Product Marketing, Tricentis
    Testing can be an afterthought or an important source of information for the business. Testing is not, and cannot be, quality assurance — but it can provide you with the quality awareness required to bring better software to market faster. To work with business stakeholders effectively, it’s vital that you clearly communicate testing’s role in supporting broader organizational initiatives.

    Join testing expert Michael Bolton in conversation with Ryan Yackel as they discuss common mistakes testers make when communicating to the rest of the organization. Hear Michael’s tips on:

    - Cutting through business-speak and technical jargon to get to the heart of the issue
    - More effectively communicating the value of testing
    - Getting the testing team the seat at the table they deserve
  • Transform Testing: How to Turn Your Vision for Change into Reality Recorded: Sep 18 2019 56 mins
    Adam Satterfield, Director of Testing and Quality, Anthem
    As quality leaders and testers, many of us have a vision of how our testing processes and practices could be improved. But no matter how compelling your vision, success often depends more on execution than intention. So how do you make it a reality?

    Anthem’s Director of Testing and Quality, Adam Satterfield, will share the keys to effective execution, as well as the lessons learned from his own experience implementing new tools and processes to accelerate transformation.

    Watch this on demand webinar to learn how to turn your vision into reality with actionable steps, including:

    - Gaining support from peers and executives by humanizing pain points and quantifying business impact
    - Building and executing implementation plans for new processes and tools
    - Soliciting feedback and responding to objections and pitfalls along the way
  • Why Modern SAP Architectures Require a New Approach to SAP Testing Recorded: Sep 4 2019 27 mins
    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.
  • Simplify Test Data Management for SAP Recorded: Aug 21 2019 50 mins
    Andreas Günther, Director of TDM Consulting, Anthem
    Finding relevant test data is one of the great pains of testing, and GDPR’s restriction on testing with unmasked production data makes a difficult situation even worse. Once you finally receive (or create) appropriate test data, you still have to inject it into the testing framework and transform it across end-to-end tests.

    The complexities of secure, stateful TDM are further exacerbated in SAP environments, where business processes may cross SAP GUI and SAP Fiori, mainframes, and other packaged apps such as Salesforce— and test data may be scattered across Word files, Excel files, databases, flat files, and SAP systems.

    Join this webinar to learn strategies for simplifying test data management across end-to-end tests that involve SAP. You’ll learn:

    - How to choose the best test data approach (synthetic, masked…) for each task
    - Strategies for managing stateful data across end-to-end tests
    - Options for extracting and masking data from SAP environments such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, and even SAP BW/4 HANA
  • Open Source Testing – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Recorded: Aug 14 2019 33 mins
    Elise Carmichael, Enterprise Evangelist, Tricentis
    At some point we all commit to automating some of the riskiest use cases because, let’s be honest, something bad happened in production. But how do you proceed? Do you standardize your projects and teams on a single framework or framework style such as BDD? Do you let each team do what they think is best? How will you maintain this new behemoth that you’re about to create? Learn how to answer these and other critical “getting started” questions — as well as track the KPIs vital for demonstrating the ROI on your automation investment.
  • Does the Release Candidate Have an Acceptable Level of Risk? Recorded: Aug 8 2019 51 mins
    Wayne Ariola, Chief Marketing Officer, Tricentis
    If you’re still asking, “Are we done testing?” then you’re asking the wrong question. In today’s highly-accelerated delivery processes, you need to be asking:

    Does the release candidate have an acceptable level of risk?

    In other words, how does the latest round of changes really impact the overall end-user experience? Could releasing a particular build cause palpable damage to the business? 

    If you’re not confident that you can answer these critical questions accurately, join Wayne Ariola to learn how you can attain the required insight. 

    You’ll learn:
    - How to establish a baseline to measure risk in the context of application delivery
    - How risk coverage differs from code and test coverage
    - Why, where, and how to measure risk within the automated release process
  • Software Testing – Reinvented for DevOps Recorded: Jul 31 2019 48 mins
    Wayne Ariola, CMO, Tricentis
    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
  • Tomorrow’s Tester: The Evolution of Work Recorded: Jul 25 2019 33 mins
    Jeff Wilkinson, Managing Director at Accenture; Wayne Ariola, CMO at Tricentis
    The testing industry is flooded with doomsday predictions: “The Testing Center of Excellence is dead! Testers will not be needed in the future! Robots will replace testers!”

    While there is no question that today’s technologies have driven the evolution of the job, it is increasingly evident that successfully leveraging them will only extend the need for skilled testers. We are rapidly infusing bots, artificial intelligence and machine learning into quality processes – but doing so meaningfully requires a sound quality strategy and skilled testers at the helm.

    In this session, Jeff Wilkinson, Managing Director at Accenture, explores what all this means for the future of testing, and what today’s testers must do in order to stay relevant. You’ll also hear about Accenture’s “Touchless Testing” approach, which employs these concepts.
  • Chick-fil-A: From Cold Fries To Broken Code, Quality Matters Recorded: Jul 16 2019 20 mins
    Maria Boykins, Sr. Team Lead, Quality Engineering, Chick-fil-A
    Chick-fil-A strives to create remarkable experiences — whether it’s great food and great service or great software. Advancing all three of these goals, the company recently transformed Quality Engineering from a small manual testing group to a powerful, influential arm of the engineering organization.

    This session shares the mindset shift and process changes that got them there, “small wins” the team experienced along the way, and the best practices and techniques that add up to create high quality products.
  • Data Warehouse Testing—The Next Opportunity for QA Leaders Recorded: Jun 19 2019 63 mins
    Raj Kanuparthi, Founder, Narwal, Inc; Wayne Yaddow, Testing Consultant, Coach & Mentor
    Your testing expertise is great preparation for data warehouse and big data testing—which is fast-becoming a new opportunity for testers. If your organization isn’t already recruiting traditional testers to safeguard data quality, they probably will soon. Are you up for the challenge?

    If so, watch two data warehouse testing leaders for the webinar Data Warehouse Testing—The Next Opportunity for QA Leaders. Wayne Yaddow is a data warehouse testing consultant who literally wrote the book on data warehouse. Raj Kanuparthi is a senior quality leader who drove the big data testing initiative at one the world’s leading financial service companies. Tricentis has gotten them together to give you a realistic look at why quality leaders are making data testing an integral part of their quality process, and the role that Tricentis Tosca experts are playing in these transformations.

    We’ll cover:

    - Why data testing is important
    - How it compares to “traditional” software testing
    - Where data warehouse testing fits into the broader quality strategy
    - How leading enterprises got started with data warehouse testing
    - The top challenges they faced
    - The importance of automation—and how Tricentis helps
  • Continuous Delivery: The One Question You Must Answer Recorded: Jun 13 2019 59 mins
    Wayne Ariola, CMO, Tricentis
    Most developers would tell you that their code is ready to release at any time. Most testers would disagree. This leads us to the single most important question associated with Continuous Delivery:

    Does the release candidate have an acceptable level of risk?

    In a highly-automated, rapid delivery process, you can’t make release decisions based on multiple, independent, and primarily binary (pass or fail) tests. You need a rapid assessment of the impact to the end-user experience—and immediate insight into whether releasing a particular build could cause palpable damage to the business.

    If you’re not confident that you can answer this critical question accurately—on-demand—then Tricentis to learn how you can attain the required insight.
    We’ll cover:

    - How to establish a baseline to measure risk in the context of application delivery
    - How risk coverage differs from code and test coverage
    - Why, where, and how to measure risk within the automated release process
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