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TwinSPIN: Enterprise Test Automation Framework

Date of Event: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
3-111 Keller Hall (200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455)

Topic: Enterprise Test Automation Framework

Speaker: Robert Gormley, Trissential

Presented by the Twin Cities Software Process Improvement Network (Twin-SPIN); sponsored by the University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC)

Cost: Free and open to the public

Parking: Free parking vouchers will be available at the meeting for parking in the Washington Ave. Parking Ramp.

5:30p - Refreshments, and networking
6:15p - Start of Meeting

Abstract: Discover how to implement an Enterprise Test Automation Framework that will greatly expedite your testing processes.

With the continued rise of Agile testing, QA teams are challenged with how to automate testing in order to “keep up”. Many QA teams have implemented automated testing – but without leveraging an Enterprise Test Automation Framework they typically face the difficulty of maintaining and extending sometimes fragile frameworks and scaling automation across projects.

Like a Testing Center of Excellence, an Enterprise Test Automation Framework can help organizations galvanize their automation resources toward a consistent, standards-based delivery that results in highly scalable, easily sustainable, and quickly deployable test automation.

Join Robert for this overview of how to assess, plan, and implement an Enterprise Test Automation Framework to support your Agile processes. Learn how to create a vision, strategy and roadmap -- and to determine the right technology stack for the framework. Additionally, you will learn the roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities as well as best practices used for the framework’s implementation. By applying this approach, you will be able to keep your automation in line with your Agile sprints and maximize benefits.

Bio: Robert Gormley has more than 15 years of experience in software quality assurance, with deep expertise in agile, TDD, automation, mobile testing, development lifecycle process improvement, and TQM, as well as experience developing new services and solutions within software quality. With a master’s degree in Education and a CSM, Robert is a frequent quest presenter for Quest and other conferences, and truly enjoys mentoring and sharing his knowledge to support those in the QA and software test engineering roles.

About Twin-SPIN: The Twin-SPIN software process improvement network (SPIN) is a regional organization established in January of 1996 as a forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and ideas. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate. Our mission is to help sustain commitment and enhance skills in the area of software process improvement through an active program of networking and mutual support. The organization strives to serve as a source of educational and experiential information for its members, other SPIN organizations, and the general community of software professionals.

Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC). See: