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    • Testing in the Cloud Our experience of testing software that is “out there”
    • Introduction
      • The Presenters
        • Paul Selway – [email_address]
        • Scott Rostal – [email_address]
      • What is “The Cloud”?
      • What is different / the same for cloud testers?
      • Testing Philosophy / Test phases
      • What was easier / harder than expected?
      • Key success factors
      • Questions?
    • What is “The Cloud”?
      • Internet (“The Cloud”) accessible solution
      • Off-premise multi-tenant architecture
      • Accessed via a browser (PC or Wireless)
      • Delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Common cloud companies are:
      • Google, Amazon, WorkDay, and Salesforce
    • What things are the same about testing cloud solutions?
      • Requirements coverage based testing
      • Risk-based structured test approach
      • Test Plan / Test Phases
      • Test Cases / Test Data / Test Automation
      • Defect Management / Functional Test
      • Use of off-shore resources / Virtualization
      • Politics {Quality / Schedule / Resources}
    • What is different about testing cloud solutions?
      • Shared multi-tenant test environments
      • Security (Test User IDs / SSO)
      • Integration of on/off premise systems
      • Performance / volume test
      • Defect isolation
      • Documentation of “Out Of the Box” reqs
      • Release Management
    • Project Philosophy
      • Risk-based structured testing approach {std}
      • “Exploratory Testing” to discover the out of the box cloud solution features {non-std}
      • Data Migration – Moving legacy data off premise {Non-Std}
      • Performance / volume test only our new infrastructure – not the cloud app {Non-Std}
    • Testing Phases Overlapping Test Phases Unit / Code Coverage Inspections & Reviews Exploratory & System UAT & Pilot End-To-End Integration A mix of waterfall (with heavy phase overlapping), and iterative delivery Load & Performance Data Migration
    • What was harder than expected?
      • Isolating the architectural components for a performance test
      • Understanding that a cloud solution vendor delivers new releases which you have to take!
      • Accepting that you have a “black box” in your environment
      • Determining who owns defects
      • Data Migration Mock Runs
    • System Integration Architecture
    • What was easier than expected?
      • Getting the IT leaders to embrace change
      • Overlapping Test phases
      • End User Adoption
      • Use of off-shored test resources
        • Functional
        • Performance
        • Data ETL
    • Key Success Factors
      • Learn the “Out of the Box” cloud application features, security model, and configuration capabilities
      • Understand the holistic system architecture
      • Understand the migrated test data
      • Establish tight communications with the vendor
    • Questions?
    • Contact Info
      • Scott Rostal – [email_address]
        • Performance Lead, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
      • Paul Selway – [email_address]
        • President, Red Path Consulting Group