During this presentation we will discuss the importance of Accessibility Testing for end users. We will explain what it means for a website to be accessible versus compliant. The legal and reputational impacts of not meeting accessibility standards. We will cover design, development, and testing considerations and the positive impacts of finding accessibility issues earlier in the lifecycle across the SDLC. We will also speak about the methods and tools we use for Section 508 Compliance and general Accessibility Testing. Lastly, we will also explain our test process, including initial meetings to understand the scope of work, our entry and exit criteria, and test artifacts.
VML implemented an automation framework a couple of years ago that we have continued to evolve. Now, we are upgrading the framework to a more sophisticated system the combines both BDD and TDD testing. Our goal is to overcome some of the limitations we had with original framework and to give more information in the reports to the client.This talk will go over our journey from the old framework to the new and what we've learned along the way.
Cerner Corporation's new architecture, Orion, is focusing on testing code earlier, more often, with increased coverage. This is done through automation functionality and technically within our code. The goal is to catch critical issues earlier within the release cycle along with cutting down our cycle time.
With budgets growing for QA and testing, what does the future QA space look like? How are the tech market drivers aggressively driving the future of QA? Meg Murray Johnson will compare the Kansas City market to the U.S. macro-level, discuss what programming languages you should be focusing on for career growth and explore the next decade of emerging trends. Don’t miss this month’s event to gain a better understanding of what the future looks like for QA and testing.
Think of manually executed test scripts—like pulling a wagon without wheels. Eventually the wagon will make it to the final destination, but the journey itself will be long and painful. Many people think test scripts are outdated because of the long, painful process of writing and running them. Andrea Fox says that their analytics team shared this way of thinking. To make things worse, the team also was dealing with defects being constantly introduced because the restrictive scripts were not catching the issues. Change was vital to provide more efficiency in manual testing, as well as more value. The analytics team decided scenario testing was the answer to the problem. Scenarios provided enough guidance to know what to test but left room on how to achieve the expected result. Join Andrea as she explains the evolution process of their scripted testing, the lessons they learned, the setbacks they faced, and how today’s approach provides her team better testing.
In today’s “footrace” to deliver high-quality software products, efficiently and ahead of the competition, it is critical for organizations to ensure QA and DevOps are running in tandem.
In an era of shorter software product release schedules, organizations adopting the principles of DevOps can realize an important competitive advantage. Simply put, DevOps is a process for close collaboration between developers, QA, product owners and IT operations during the entire product lifecycle to ensure software is released rapidly without compromising on quality.
In a high-functioning DevOps culture, QA is one of the pillars because it ensures everyone is responsible for bug-free software throughout the entire process. The “lines” between development and QA are blurred and many responsibilities become shared – and bug prevention becomes even more important than bug detection.
When QA and DevOps runs in tandem, it enables continuous integration, delivery and deployment of applications.
Learning Objectives: Our talk will help to demystify DevOps, suggestions on how to best align QA, Development and Operations within your organization, and allow you to tap into our expertise on how to release high-quality products quicker to your audience. We’ll tackle the following subjects (and more):
Test data management (TDM) may be simultaneously the most important and most overlooked aspect of an effective QA organization. We all work with data on a daily basis, but the manner in which we do so is a major factor in whether or not we will be efficient, or successful, in assuring quality in our digital properties. This discussion will provide an overview of some of the techniques and tools for TDM, and how it fits within a modern DevOps model.
Andy Klaasmeyer, Vice President of Sogeti USA
As a consultant and technical leader, Andrew has been helping companies realize their goals and IT initiatives for over 20 years in Seattle, Kansas City and St Louis. A Kansas City native, Andrew received his formal education in Computer Science from Kansas State University. As a career technologist, Andrew has served as an Engineer, Architect, Consultant and Executive delivering solutions in software, data, application lifecycle management and cloud. As the Vice President of the Kansas and Missouri markets for Sogeti USA, Andrew brings a passion for people, technology and consulting in overseeing all aspects of their Technology and Engineering Services division.
UI testing with decision trees. An experimental approach to UI testing, based on Decision Trees. A NodeJS wrapper for PhantomJS, CasperJS and PhantomCSS, PhantomFlow enables a fluent way of describing user flows in code whilst generating structured tree data for visualisation.
Jon Harding UI/UX Architect at Balance Innovations
I am one of the few lucky enough to make a living doing what I love. I started my career in graphic design and learned I enjoyed coding the puzzle more than the design. Through my 10+ years in the web world. I keep finding myself crawling further down the stack. Having spent the last couple years learning C#, I am again focusing on front-end development. I'm currently the UI/UX Architect at Balance Innovations, focusing on UI architecture as well as keeping our user experience intuitive and consistent.
Sogeti Test Process Improvement® (TPI®) Next - Continuous Testing and Quality Improvement
Steve Judd (CSTE), Sr. Manager at Sogeti USA, started his IT career with Ernst & Young Consulting in St. Louis in 1997. He made the transition, along with all E&Y Consultants, to Capgemini Ernst & Young in 2000 and stayed with Capgemini as a Sr. Manager until 2004. Steve then worked at UMB for 8.5 years as a Sr. QA Analyst and as QA Manager, before joining Sogeti in mid-2013. He said it was like, “coming home.” Throughout Steve’s IT career, he has almost exclusively done Quality Assurance and Testing and considers Load & Performance testing one of his areas of expertise. Outside work, Steve has become an avid soccer fan – coaching both of his daughters and holding season tickets to FC Kansas City. Go Blues!
Priya Bhirud (CSTE), Manager at Sogeti USA, began her career within the RV industry in 2004. At Winnebago Industries, she received an Excellence Award for determining how to reduce raw materials by 30%, saving her company hundreds of thousands of dollars. From there she moved into Quality Assurance and Testing, working for four companies until landing at Sogeti in mid-2014. Priya is a certified Scrum Master and has recently participated with Steve in delivering a TPI® Next Assessment.
Software development is changing, and changing fast. Is your QA team keeping up?
Quality assurance needs to be about more than catching bugs. Testers can and should provide greater value to the development process from start to finish. Today’s testing teams are challenged both to be more technical and to have greater business savvy.
This talk will cover some of the predictions around where software testing is going and provide practical solutions to help attendees prepare to meet the demands of the future.
Bridget Kieras is a senior IT manager at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, where she’s led software development teams and managed QA and BA staff for nearly 15 years. Bridget is the Past President of KCQAA and president of the Kansas City chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis.