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WHAT IS QUALITY JAM LONDON?

Quality Jam London 2017, QASymphony’s Software Testing Conference, is heading to London for the first time ever!  This one-day event will feature all-star speakers, hands-on product training and the opportunity to network with the leading minds in software testing.  Additionally, leaders from QASymphony will be sharing the product roadmap for 2018. There are only 100 tickets available for this event so don’t wait to sign up (we expect to sell out).

The goal is to provide you with ideas, insights and practical knowledge to help you improve the speed and quality of software that your company creates.

WHY ATTEND?

Today, businesses can’t afford to have critical applications break, making the quality of software more important than ever. This has created additional pressure on development and testing teams to deliver quality software at a rapid pace.  Quality Jam will provide you with real-world, practical solutions to help you navigate challenges within the modern software development world and stay ahead of the curve.

99% of this year’s attendees at Quality Jam US rated Quality Jam “Good” to “Excellent” and 94% said they would recommend Quality Jam US to a colleague.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Technology leaders – CIOs/VPs | Quality Assurance leaders | DevOps leaders | Software testers | Software developers | Software engineers | Product managers/leaders

Sponsors

Schedule

  • Quality Jam London
    Agenda
    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Registration, Breakfast & Demos
    A light breakfast will be provided for attendees. You will also have a chance to meet our sponsors and see demos of their products/services.
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    9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    Bonus Session | Making the Switch from HP to Modern Testing Tools
    HP Testing tools, including Quality Center and Unified Functional Tester, have been the most widely adopted commercial testing tools in the market to date, however, companies are finding they need more modern and flexible solutions to keep up with today's demanding business environment. QASymphony’s modern qTest platform provides robust test management functionality that drives quality in agile and devops environments, and TestPlant provides leading automation solutions that work across web, desktop, and mobile. Together, QASymphony and TestPlant offer a leading solution for integrated and enterprise ready test management and automation. Test Kevin Dunne, VP of Business Development at QASymphony, will provide an overview of his experience migrating dozens of customers from HP QC and Antony Edwards, CTO at TestPlant, will provide his insights into his years of experience supporting successful enterprise test automation transformations.
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    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a..m.
    Opening with Dave Keil, CEO and Bas Nijjer, General Manager - EMEA
    Dave Keil and Bas Nijjer will welcome attendees to the event and share an update on QASymphony's business.
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    10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Manual Testing is Dead. Long Live Manual Testing.
    ‘Manual testing’ as a term used to describe testing is extremely confusing. What exactly are they attempting to describe? What do people believe is happening? I believe ‘Manual testing’ displays a lack of consideration of the work, thinking, and effort that goes into testing. However, this depends on who is using the term and why. If testing consists of point and click, then ‘Manual testing’ may be apt. If testing consists of test ideas, prep and experimentation, I don’t believe the term ‘Manual testing’ suits. We need to address this and clarify there is no automation testing or manual testing. There is testing. This talk will be about testing and the need to be able to discuss it more clearly.
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    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Diving into the World of Test Automation: The Technologies and the Approach
    We'll talk about how you might choose your tools, languages, frameworks, and libraries for different types of test automation. We'll also talk about the approach your team will might use to undertake the large task of writing test automation for your applications.
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    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    qTest: Why, How and Where Next for TUI UK&I
    Learn how TUI UK&I selected qTest as their preferred replacement Test Tool to meet their current and future Enterprise Testing challenges. How they successfully implemented qTest and where they hope to be in 12 months’ time.
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch
    Lunch will be provided for attendees
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    1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
    Succeeding as an Introvert
    You’re an introvert. You do your best work when you can think a problem through alone in a quiet space. You express yourself better in writing or when you have a heads up before a meeting. But your company is cool! So your office resembles a sweatshop: large rows of desks squished into a concrete room with minimal sound deadening. And you company culture encourages team work! So anyone can call you or stop by your desk with immediate requests of varying levels of emergency. You’re always being put on the spot, only later to think of who would be best qualified to answer the question, what a better solution might be, or where an inefficiency could be eliminated. In my talk, I’ll frame my learnings from Quiet by Susan Cain and Introvert Power by Laurie Helgoe with personal experiences about how to function effectively in offices unfriendly to introverts. I’ll explore how American culture rewards those who speak the most over those who have something to say.
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    1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Debugging Your Testing Team
    Over the course of my career I’ve reviewed the performance of countless software testing organizations, test teams, and testers looking for ways we can improve. Typically, the first suggestion when asked "how can we improve the state of testing here", usually relates to something that OTHER people should do. Very few people or teams take an introspective approach to improvement based on their own values and principles. Through this talk, I’ll share the review model and heuristics I use to identify things that are working and areas for improvement including efficiency, process improvement, and aligning your test approach for relevance to your business.
    2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Break
    Break
    Jonathan Alexander
    3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Helping QA Teams Move From Reactive to Proactive with qTest
    An overview of QASymphony's qTest product suite and product roadmap, including how qTest continues to push forward in the areas of agile testing, exploratory testing, BDD, automation integration, quality metrics and applied AI for testing, and how QASymphony is working to help test teams transition from reactive to proactive QA.
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    3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Knowing Where to Tap
    How do you address an organisations’ “quality problem”? Mark will be talking about his role as Head of Quality at Cambridge Assessment and exploring how he is approaching getting the answers to that very question.
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    4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Panel and Q&A
    Panel and Q&A moderated by Kevin Dunne
    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Networking Reception
    Networking, appetizers and drinks

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