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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:00 - 8:00PM
BravoTECH Corporation 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor Dallas, Texas 75244
BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building
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Topic: Sail or Fail? (Slight Return) Navigating Test Automation Pitfalls
Abstract: Paul Grizzaffi will present Sail or Fail? (Slight Return) Navigating Test Automation Pitfalls. Sailing the treacherous waters of test automation is challenging at best; from executives thinking, "It's going to fix all of our quality problems, right?" to team members saying, "No, that's YOUR job." Automation initiatives face an uphill battle and tend to struggle; at the very least, they are not able to reach their full potential. These challenges generally stem from unrealistic expectations. In this session, Paul Grizzaffi will describe possible remedies for some of these impractical expectations, including “automation is a QA job”, “automation will cure all of my quality problems”, and “automation can be finished”. The session is appropriate for diverse audiences; even those with existing automation initiatives may find value in the content. Additionally, new content has been added from earlier versions of this presentation. With the understanding of the unrealistic expectations that may come from automation initiatives, attendees can avoid a voyage on the SS Fail-boat.