Paper Only – Presentation Cancelled
Venkat Moncompu, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Agile development is now becoming mainstream, recent Gartner research highlighted last year 21% of development projects were based on agile methodologies. Though the adoption of agile is burgeoning, the fundamental challenges in adopting agile testing methodology remain. Nuances in Agile transition at an organization and process level are constraining the desired business outcomes.
A survey conducted by a leading tools provider mentions the two major resistances to agile adoption are lack of management support (27%) and company culture (26%). One of the prime reasons of failure at a project level is the inability to integrate test automation in an agile lifecycle. The traditional practice of automation towards the end needs a paradigm shift to an integrated and incremental approach across the lifecycle.
In this session, I will share my experience with teams making the agile transition and talk about technical and non-technical challenges at different organization levels. Discuss the Agile based rethink approach for time-to-market, cost reduction and increasing ROI. I will also share techniques around transparency and project visibility, waste elimination, technical debt management, continuous feedback, just-in-time decision-making for test automation, and what worked well and some that didn’t.
I conclude with how these were successfully applied to transforming the test automation practice in some organizations of different sizes, levels of maturity and cultures.