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Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 2010/09/20 - George Wilson of Original Software to present on Agile test automation - Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, announced its participation at the Ovum Strategy Briefing.
George Wilson of Original Software to present on Agile test automation
Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, today announced its participation at the Ovum Strategy Briefing; Software Testing and Performance Management, where George Wilson, the company’s Operations Director and industry speaker, will be presenting on Agile test automation at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on Wednesday the 22nd September.
George Wilson’s presentation entitled ‘Agile Test Automation – Truth, Oxymoron or Lie?’ will investigate what determines the short and long term success of test automation, what to automate and what to test manually. Wilson will determine how you can manage the jump to automation in an agile environment and in a seamless and painless manner.
Agile project management teams need to adopt technology that adapts to a company’s process for Agile. However many Agile teams have had a limited choice of test management and automation tools, which often seem rigid and inflexible to use in such a fast moving development environment.
“The truth of the matter is that traditional test tools struggle to work in an agile environment,” said George Wilson, COO at Original Software. “These kinds of tools only really suit application testing that involves long development cycles and strict change management regulations. Otherwise they simply won’t work. This is mainly due to the fact that they were designed to work in a ‘test last’ environment whereas the agile model is more a ‘test first, test continuously’ model.”
“The Agile ethos has to be one of tight communications and close-knit working groups in order for the project to be successful. Typically, legacy tools require users to have specialist skills and the cost of licences for these products is so huge that many organisations tend to only buy licenses for just a few select members of a team. This goes against Agile principles,” concluded Wilson.
The Ovum Strategy Briefing is aimed at senior testing practitioners and managers, focusing on trends, futures and the big issues in test management. It aims to encourage networking and bring like minded executives together to discuss techniques, approaches and tools, disseminating good ideas within the industry.
Ovum (ovum.com) is a telecoms, IT services and software company that analyses changes, threats and opportunities ahead for our clients including small companies, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments around the world. Ovum is part of the Datamonitor Group. Together, Ovum and Datamonitor provide leading European business information in the technology, information, communications and telecoms sectors.
About Ovum Strategy Briefings
Ovum Strategy Briefings are high-level, business-to-business events that bring leading IT suppliers and solution providers together with senior-level decision makers from end-user organisations. The format is quite unique, consisting of a keynote introduction by Ovum, followed by presentations from the Primary Sponsors and other participating sponsors. The day concludes with a Forum Debate, chaired by Ovum.