STAREAST 2021 Concurrent Session : Achieving Intelligent Test Execution


Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Achieving Intelligent Test Execution

If you ask a business leader which features in a given software release are most critical (and which potential failures keep them up at night), chances are they'll be related to the UI. But with many testing teams spending up to 80% of their time on regression testing, how can you make time for the resource-intensive tests that verify these high business value features? Many testers struggle to understand what questions to ask the business and business leaders related to this topic. Additionally, testers struggle with understanding how to identify risk areas and partner with their development teams to build a partnership and give rapid feedback as to the quality of the code. As part of this talk, you will learn strategies for optimizing the plan and build phases of a project to eliminate redundancy and free up time for the tests that matter most to the business.

Global Payments

Adam Satterfield, Sr Director of Test Engineering at Global Payments, has been in the software testing industry for 20 years. He has a wide background in industries such as military, SaaS, telecom, mobile, healthcare and finance. Adam enjoys leading and mentoring quality assurance teams as well as teaching testers how to find their inner testing star. He has spoken at multiple conferences and authored blog posts related to automation, DevOps and testing leadership. Currently, Adam is working within Merchant Technology at Global Payments to lead the test engineering team to drive automation and instill testing best practices within the CI/CD pipeline. He also is working on innovation within test engineering in the spaces of AI/ML and Blockchain. Outside of testing, Adam enjoys blacksmithing and woodworking to keep his critical thinking skills fresh. He also moonlights as a 10u girl's soccer coach for his daughter's soccer team.