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ANZTB Test 2016: Advancing Testing Expertise Conference
Friday, 27 May 2016
8:30am - 6pm
Pullman Melbourne on the Park
ANZTB Test 2016 - A single day software testing conference relevant to current technology trends
ANZTB Test 2016 is a single day conference featuring guest speakers sharing their experience and thoughts on current software testing topics relevant to today's industry. With a focus on Cloud, Mobile, Security and Agility, this year's conference will be an event not to be missed.
Highlights of the day include:
- understanding how to build and test massively scalable Cloud-based 'Internet of Things' applications;
- techniques for agile teams testing in the cloud;
- identifying what the future holds for performance testing of mobile devices in an agile world and within DevOps teams;
- understanding the future of security testing; and
- learning new ways to measure testing efficiencies with outcome based testing and delivery models.
The conference will also provide an additional track in which some of our key sponsors will present on topics and trends they have identified in the market, and how they can assist you and your company keep up with the demands of the fast paced software industry.
This all-inclusive one day conference will provide opportunities to talk one-on-one with the guest presenters, discuss your challenges and needs with companies specialised in providing software testing solutions, and network with peers during the regular breaks and post-conference evening reception.
The conference is suitable for all IT professionals who have an interest in software testing, and anyone looking to advance their skills and knowledge in these currently trending areas of technology.
Day Registration: AUD$395.00
Bulk Discount: Save 5% when you register 5+ people
* Prices shown exclude GST
show details Programme Information
Please note that this programme may be subject to minor changes.
Abstracts for the main stream and also vendor stream are displayed below the programme.
Main Conference Stream:
Testing outside the digital by Laura Bell
Security is a challenging area. We are familiar with the need for testing our systems and applications. We know that the risk from failing to do this is high.
So what about people?
People make up a high proportion of our security challenges but we don’t test their reactions to risk
So how do we address this? How can we test the human users of our systems and their behaviours without hurting them or causing privacy issues?
In this presentation, Laura will explore what the future of security testing might hold, and will challenge the idea that security is a technology problem. This presentation aims to provide a picture of what our roles as testers may include in the next decade and beyond. Roles that will make us feel more than a little uncomfortable at a guess.
Solution Testing in the Cloud with Agile Teams by Chris Saunders
Cloud computing has been defined as the norm for today’s IT sector, however, organisational development practices are not guaranteed to improve by just using cloud hosting. Organisations initially may have a reduction in costs with using cloud computing, but the real power is the ability to deploy customised environments to reflect product and customer solutions.
In this presentation, Chris will share his journey on how to achieve scripted on-demand cloud computing with multiple agile development teams, including the tools and practical implementations from a testing perceptive. He will also discuss how using a cloud environment increases agile development teams’ productivity and enhances the culture of agile teams collaborating together to develop world-class solutions.
How the future of performance testing is being shaped by mobile devices in an Agile world by Jaron Marsh
Mobile devices are changing the world as we know it and the applications they consume are becoming more likely to be developed using an agile development approach. This method gives the customers the functionality they actually need, delivering the application faster, and with a higher level of quality.
Consumers want more control and access to everything from a single device they can carry in their pocket. Provided a mobile app is delivered quickly, with regular updates and can perform – it has the potential to become popular and stay popular. However, if it doesn’t perform it will soon be abandoned.
In this presentation, Jaron will use real life examples and experiences to answer the following questions, and more:
- How have mobile devices changed the approach to performance testing?
- What are the challenges of performance testing applications built specifically for mobile devices?
- What are the challenges of performance testing within an agile project?
- Why is performance testing in an agile project so critical?
- How does traditional performance testing compare to agile performance testing?
- How can we avoid the problems of the past?
Brave New World of the Internet of Things by Bryn Lewis
So much hype, so many different devices, so many protocols, so much data, so little security, so hard to test - welcome to the Internet of Things. By 2020 there will be 26 Billion devices and 4.5 million developers building solutions, so the scope is limitless.
Writing embedded software that interfaces to sensors, and building massively scalable Cloud-based Internet of Things applications, has historically been hard. The diversity and number of devices, combined with the volume of data involved, make these solutions challenging to secure and validate.
In this presentation, Bryn will demonstrate how to build an affordable, securable, scalable, interoperable, robust and reliable solution with embedded devices and the Cloud. The application will acquire data from a selection of sensors, then will be uploaded to the Cloud for processing, keeping users updated in close to real-time. Bryn will then use this application to highlight some of the unique challenges that are involved in testing IoT applications, including areas that developers often overlook such as security, cryptography, communications protocols, and the constraints of wireless networks. During the presentation, Bryn will demonstrate some custom tooling built for testing wireless IoT applications, and will discuss analysing data to spot trends and patterns to identify possible issues requiring further investigation.
Outcome-Based Testing Models by John Pickering
No longer is it acceptable to be measuring testing efficiency, costs and productivity using dated models based on pure time & materials, headcount and test case throughput. As IT continues to move towards a “2-speed delivery” model and the role of the traditional “developer” & “tester” becomes increasingly blurred, the measurement of true testing effort, productivity and continual improvement becomes critical.
In this presentation, John Pickering shares his experience with adopting and implementing outcome-based testing and delivery models. A particular focus will be placed on how outcome-based models help identify the actual drivers of testing effort and enable regular productivity targets that are far more cost effective and strategic than resource cost arbitrage alone.
What does Agile Test Automation mean? by Rob Manger
This presentation takes a high level look at what "Test Automation" means in an agile environment and will address some questions like,
• "What stage of the development process does it get involved?",
• "What level of detail should it focus on?",
• "What type of automation should I use?"
• "Who is responsible for it?",
• and even the basic "Why do we need it?"
Hopefully in answering these questions it will help improve the efficiency at which we are implementing automation in our workplaces and improving the overall quality of the systems we are developing.
- VENDOR STREAM PRESENTATIONS -
PLANIT 10:50am - 11:15am
Performance—The Cool Kids are Coming Back by Will Erskine & Juan Florez
Performance Testing is stuck in the past. While the rest of the IT world is talking about DevOps and “Continuous Everything” we are sitting back guarding our blinkered old fashioned view of the world and protecting our empire while secretly resenting our Automation brothers who have suddenly become the cool kids. By leveraging Continuous Integration, DevOps and even a little bit of automation, we are going to put Performance Testing back on the map. Not as the aging dinosaur it had become, but as a new dynamic cutting edge beast for a digital agile age. Most importantly, we will remind our so-called-friends in Automation who the real cool kids are in the testing world.
DYNATRACE 1:15pm - 1:40pm
Customer Experience is the ONLY Quality metric that matters by Rafi Katanasho
Customer experience has been billed as the single biggest focus for businesses this year by the likes of Gartner, Forrester and about a billion digital consumers. Rafi will explore approaches to measuring customer experience and evaluate the key trends to ensuring fast delivery AND high quality that has the customer at the centre.
TRICENTIS 1:45pm - 2:30pm
The Art of Exploratory Testing (Workshop) by Susmit Bhattacharya
Exploratory testing is much more than error guessing or common bug hunting. It is the key to success for today’s agile delivery model. Join this hands-on, interactive session to learn how using exploratory testing puts the adventure and efficiency back into your testing. In this workshop, it will be explained what exploratory testing is, why you should practice it, and how to get the most out of it in your daily testing business. Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure to learn how exploratory testing is at the heart of all things testing.
SEAPINE SOFTWARE 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Six Steps to Successfully Scaling Agile by Nico Kruger
Most organisations no longer need to be convinced of the benefits gained by adopting Agile practices. However, many now struggle to balance how Agile teams work with the planning and management needs of the wider organisation. Only by managing both sets of needs in the same tool is it possible to achieve the holy grail of a real-time end-to-end view of what is going on from the top to bottom of your organisation.
At Seapine, we believe the best process is yours—Agile, waterfall, v-model, spiral, or any combination. Chances are your model is a hybrid with some degree of Agile.
In this presentation, Nico Kruger, Seapine solutions consultant, shares six steps to help you get started on the path to successfully scaling Agile. You'll learn about:
1. Using a Kanban process to manage the flow of new high-level features or epics
2. Ranking features using Traditional Portfolio Management scoring
3. Creating a project Roadmap to communicate the plan and manage changes
4. Defining the User Stories required to deliver each feature
5. Ranking each story in your User Story backlog
6. Adding tasks to each story and delivering in sprints
CA TECHNOLOGIES 3:20pm - 3:45pm
The impact of Technology and DevOps on Testing Roles and Practices by Alan Smith, Senior DevOps Practice Lead - CA Technologies
Just as Agile leveraged KanBan, JIT from Total Quality Management practices of the 80’s, software quality processes can now do the same thanks to advancement in technology.
Alan Smith looks at the past and into the future to understand the impact of software quality management technology on the role of software quality engineers and quality practices – citing several research papers and studies.
As Senior DevOps Practice lead at CA Technologies Australia and New Zealand, Alan’s role is to make the CA DevOps ecosystems available to organisations giving them access to thought leadership, best practice, global trends and leading technology. In the current application economy, it is critical to create a future state, which will still be relevant when you arrive there.
show details Reception Details
Between 5-6pm we warmly invite you to join us for our evening reception where you will be able to enjoy the lively atmosphere and mingle with other delegates, sponsors and speakers. Refreshments and canapes will be served for your enjoyment.
show details Speakers
Laura Bell has almost a decade of experience in penetration testing, software development and information security, specialising in bringing security survival skills, practices and culture into organisations of every shape and size.
An experienced conference speaker, trainer and regular panel member, Laura has spoken at a range of events such as Kiwicon, Linux Conf AU and Microsoft TechEd on the subjects of privacy, covert communications, agile security and security mindset.
Laura is the Founder of SafeStack, a specialist security training, development and consultancy firm. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and daughter.
Chris Saunders is a Solutionographer at Synchronicity. He has experience managing teams within Waterfall and Agile development environments in high profile and complex projects. Chris initially started his career as a Systems Engineer within the utilities industry, and then in the mid-2000s he entered the domain of development and working within agile environments.
Jaron has spent over nine years in testing roles, starting in mainframe testing, moving to functional web testing and then settling into performance testing, which has been his mainstay for the last seven years. He has worked across a variety of domains, technologies and infrastructures. He is always willing to learn and more than happy to share his knowledge and experience to help other individuals and organisations improve their overall testing processes. In his spare time he enjoys family life and is a champion Barbershop singer.
With 25+ years of experience in the Information Technology industry, Bryn has worked in a wide range of business domains including mobile radio, industrial control, online gambling, online travel, and the finance industry. The rise of the Internet of Things and Bryn's background in computing and electronics led to his interest in the embedded devices and the Internet of Things. Bryn is a board member of Code Club Aotearoa (www.codeclub.nz), which is part of the worldwide Code Club organisation (www.codeclubworld.org). The mission of CodeClubWorld.org is to give every child in the world the chance to learn to code by providing project materials and a volunteering framework that supports the running of after-school clubs.
John Pickering is a Managing Director working out of the Accenture office in Melbourne and leads Accenture’s APAC Testing Practice.
John has 20 years of experience from IT and Business related projects within the Telecommunications, Financial Services, Media & Entertainment and Products Industries across ANZ, US, Hong Kong, Singapore & South Africa.
John has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Queensland University of Technology.
Rob Manger is now a Senior Quality Analyst at REA Group. His varied background, with over 16 years in quality assurance, across companies including Coles Financial Services, MYOB, Seek, and Consultancy firms, covers the whole gambit of Quality Assurance, including, but not limited to, development, build management, environment and data management, build and deployment automation, manual testing (both scripted and exploratory) and test automation. He is passionate about all things QA and about process improvement across the board.
show details Venue
Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne VIC 3002
Ph: +61 3 9419 2000
show details Ways to Save
Save when you book by 1 May to receive the Early Bird rate.
Save by booking five or more team members at once to receive a 5% discount.
show details Hotel & Travel Information
The Conference offers all delegates and exhibitors reduced accommodation rates at Pullman Melbourne on the Park.
Please make your own accommodation arrangements by calling the reservations team on +61 (0) 3 9419 2000 or email the reservations team at H9875@accor.com. Quote "605ANZ" or mention "ANZTB Conference" to obtain the special rate of AU$225 (incl. GST) per night for room only. The reduced breakfast rate is $25 per person.