STARCANADA 2018 Tutorial: Getting a Grip on Cognitive Adaptive Testing


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Getting a Grip on Cognitive Adaptive Testing

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Cognitive Adaptive Testing means harnessing the power of analytics and autonomics in support of continuous delivery. The emergence of cognitive, adaptive testing is driven by trends towards omnichannel content delivery, utilization of big data and improved customer experience. Our software/systems need to be extremely responsive to customer sentiment, work across a variety of devices, be resilient in the face of unpredictable failure modes, and process vast amounts of unstructured data. Such scenarios put extreme pressure on IT systems and processes to be not only more responsive but adaptive, to meet digital business needs. So how do we respond from a QA perspective? Can our traditional testing techniques meet the needs of our businesses going forward? Julie Gardiner will share modern approaches and how you can adapt to this newer world as well as how to assess where your organization is and needs to be. Whether you’re still in a waterfall, have moved to an agile environment, or if you're testing in a DevOps world, she will help you come up with a plan to transition your people, process, and technologies.

Independent Consultant

Julie Gardiner has over 20+ years experience in the IT industry including time spent as an developer/DBA, Project/Programme Manager, test analyst, test team leader, test consultant and test manager. She is now Director of Consulting at Hitachi Consulting provided consultancy and training in all aspects of agile and testing, specialising in risk, agile testing, test management and people/transitioning issues. She is also a certified SCRUM master and agile coach. An enthusiastic and motivated presenter Julie is a regular speaker at agile/testing events and has won best presentations at STAREAST, EuroSTAR, STARWEST, Agile Development East conference, STANZ, ANZTB, Innovative Test Management Conferences and Czech Test.