STAREAST 2024 Tutorial: Test Automation Strategies: Navigating DevOps, Agile, and Complex Technologies


Monday, April 29, 2024 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Test Automation Strategies: Navigating DevOps, Agile, and Complex Technologies


In the era of DevOps, agile methodologies, and the ever-expanding landscape of intricate technologies, the traditional bulky test automation strategy document has rapidly lost its relevance. Testers are grappling with the challenge of succinctly communicating intricate testing objectives. Yet, a beacon of optimism shines through! A streamlined, actionable, and impactful test automation strategy tailored for agile, DevOps, and even the notorious waterfall approach is within reach. Join Janna as she draws upon real-world test strategies from her experience, deconstructing the essential elements and unveiling the blueprint for crafting a comprehensive test automation strategy, irrespective of your team’s chosen development methodology. Depart with tangible instances and a roadmap to construct a customized test automation strategy template that resonates with both you and your organization. Delve into the art of adapting the test automation strategy template to accommodate abbreviated testing cycles. Gain proficiency in pinpointing key stakeholders, enabling you to sculpt a test automation strategy that resonates profoundly with those who crave its insights the most. Prepare to revolutionize your approach to test automation strategies. You will experience an enlightening journey that equips you with actionable techniques and an arsenal of adaptable strategies, empowering you to conquer the challenges of modern software development paradigms.


Janna Loeffler has more than fifteen years of software quality experience. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in business administration. Working in a variety of software engineering roles, including development, testing, quality assurance, and DevOps, has provided her with a holistic view of software engineering. She has worked on a wide variety of products, such as industrial controls, embedded medical devices, websites, mobile applications, and theme park attractions. Janna has a passion for helping people build high-quality software more efficiently.