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ATAGTR2017 Focusing Test Manager’s time on what matters - managing testing projects; NOT preparing reports

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ATAGTR2017 Focusing Test Manager’s time on what matters - managing testing projects; NOT preparing reports

  1. 1. #ATAGTR2017 16th 17th March Focusing Test Managers time on what matters – managing testing projects; NOT preparing reports Ajay Emmanuel – VIEW26 GmbH
  2. 2. Agile Testing Alliance Global Testing Retreat 2017 Agenda 1. Enterprise and industry issues 2. The need to re-invent 4. Case Study 5. What the future holds 3. Key Challenges – QA Reporting
  3. 3. Agile Testing Alliance Global Testing Retreat 2017 Enterprise and industry issues Digital Transformation continues to drive IT strategy and make itself felt in the QA and Testing function Uncertainty about about budget needs as digital continues to disrupt. Internet of Things testing and security pushing up QA & Testing costs over the near horizon. Ongoing technology advancements increasing risk of failures. Organizations increasingly struggling to find the right approach to quality validation and testing in Agile & DevOps environment. Distributed QA teams with each one having its own test process and tools. Shorter release cycles putting pressure on QA function to maintain acceptable release quality at the same time increase test productivity and test velocity. Push for Agile & DevOps Continued adoption of Agile methodologies for digital transformation programs Faster time to market Pressure on enterprise to bring new products and services ahead of competition Emergence of Internet of Things The Internet of Things is another element of Digital Transformation , sitting alongside cloud, mobile and cyber security Implications Forces
  4. 4. Agile Testing Alliance Global Testing Retreat 2017 The need to re-invent Non value adding activities can take upto 25% of QA professionals Productive time. Over half of Software QA professionals spend more than a quarter of their time creating reporting documents. Of these, nearly 50% claim they spend over half their working day verbally reporting or creating reporting collateral. 53% 46%need for better communication tools require better reporting tools Survey findings 25% Source: Software Testing Trends by PICCADILLY Labs . Survey results across 350 test professionals
  5. 5. Agile Testing Alliance Global Testing Retreat 2017 Key Challenges – QA Reporting To turn data to insights, the QA & Test function must address several challenges Key Challenges  Test Managers managing multiple test projects across multiple locations  Reporting across ALM tools.  Traditional and Agile work alongside each other.  Inconsistency in data model across tools.  Traditional medium - Email for reporting  Difficult for senior management to access real-time data. Data Consolidation Data Refinement Data Reporting
  6. 6. Agile Testing Alliance Global Testing Retreat 2017 Transformation CaseStudy As part of digital transformational initiatives – the Telco transformed its test reporting process , ensuring team maximized time on value adding tasks Leading UK based telecom company with test teams spread across 14 markets  Instantly eliminated 100% of non-value adding time from its testing process  Standardization in reports provided from teams across markets  Real time reporting on key KPIs across markets. Challenges: Transformation: Results:  Test Managers spending approximately 20 mins to prepare test report per project.  Teams using different version of ALM tools.  Data quality issues due to distributed test team across geographies  Thomas first developed a clear vision of KPIs & metrics to be reported across markets.  With top management support, developed an integration data model to be used to reconcile current tools and serve as a guide for future tool integrations  Next was to deploy the analytics platform across markets which served as the key enabler for real-time reporting
  7. 7. Agile Testing Alliance Global Testing Retreat 2017 What the future holds Getting from Improved Automation to Machine Based Intelligence  Leveraging predictive analytics to bring speed efficiencies in all areas of quality decisions  Machine learning approach would enable QA activities to be automatically defined and adjusted to reflect realities of past projects and releases “from the inside out” Improved Automation Machine based intelligence “prescriptive analytics”  Subjective manual decision making  Risk based testing test strategy gaining popularity with rise in digital transformation programs.  Improvements in automation levels
  8. 8. Agile Testing Alliance Global Testing Retreat 2017 Thank you Reach me at ajay@view26.com 9539998565

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