Dublin & Belfast event: Mark Fewster, 17/18 August 2016

BY : softtestireland - Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 9:17 am

SoftTest Ireland in association with ISA Software Skillnet presents:

‘Test Automation Health’ – Mark Fewster

Dublin Event
Venue: IBEC, Confederation House 84/86 Lower Baggot St, Dublin
Date: Wednesday 17th August 2016
Time: 18:00
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dublin-event-test-automation-healthby-mark-fewster-17th-august-tickets-26917797858

Belfast Event
Venue: Clayton Hotel Belfast, 22 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS
Date: Thursday 18thAugust 2016
Time: 12:30
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/belfast-event-test-automation-health-by-mark-fewster-18th-august-tickets-26917833966

Mark has over 30 years of industrial experience in software testing ranging from test management to test techniques and test automation. In the last two decades Mark has provided consultancy and training in software testing, published papers and co-authored two books with Dorothy Graham, “Software Test Automation” and “Experiences of Test Automation”. He has spoken at numerous national and international conferences and seminars, and has won the Mercury BTO Innovation in Quality Award.

Mark has served on the committee of the British Computer Society’s Specialist Interest Group in Software Testing (BCS SIGiST) and on the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB). He is currently helping ISTQB in defining a specialist certification for test automation.

Presentation description:

Title: ‘Test Automation Health’ – Mark Fewster

Are you benefiting from test automation? Are you sure this will continue? Do you worry that your automated testing will falter and fail?

After starting well, many test automation efforts do not grow from strength to strength but fail to keep pace with the increasing demands placed upon them.

Fortunately this decline is not inevitable. It is possible to spot the symptoms of trouble early on and take action to correct the issues before they inflict long term damage. To do this we need to learn to distinguish between automation that is and is not healthy, by understanding the symptoms of test automation disorder and disease, and by learning what trends to monitor.

ISA Software Skillnet will be running two grant aided ISTQB courses in September, the foundation and the test managers course:
ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing 26-28 September
ISTQB Advanced Test Manager in Software Testing 19-23 September

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