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2020’s QA or the Highway

TestPros is excited to have had Max Saperstone attend QA or the Highway in Columbus Ohio. Max was one of 30 session speakers to discuss topics on QA, and was excited to share a case study on Continuous Testing. Max told the story of how a healthcare company striving to get to continuous releases built up their automation to secure confidence in regular releases. As no test automation existed, Max talked about how he was able to take a greenfield test automation opportunity, and in the span of 12 months, develop over 2000 test cases. He created a testing pipeline to verify the integrity of the automated test cases, and to build docker containers for simple execution of the tests. These containers were then re-used by developers and the DevOps team to verify the application. Max walked through the feedback loop created, which allowed verification of the application go from hours to minutes.

Max discussed what processes and paths were taken to achieve continuous testing on this project. He covered the tools used and why they were chosen, however, he mainly focused on the HOW and WHY certain patterns and activities were performed. These choices were critical to achieving continuous testing, rather than just good testing coverage in CI or CD, even allowing a push left for performance and security. Additionally, he spent some time talking about the organizational and culture changes that occurred, and how he was able to accomplish this push for adoption in an organization that resisted automation, and had major quality problems.

About TestPros

Established in 1988, TestPros provides independent IT assessment and security assurance services including Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Software/Hardware/System Testing, Test Automation, Quality Assurance (QA), Oversight, Assessment & Authorization (A&A), FedRAMP, Software Assurance,  and Compliance (Accessibility, Security, Privacy, etc.) support. We have assisted many government and commercial customers ensure that their information systems are usable, reliable, safe, compliant, and secure.

Since the company‚Äôs founding, we have supported multiple Quality and Test Laboratory programs, and have helped our clients implement Testing Centers of Excellence for both traditional and Agile system development lifecycles. Along the way, we have earned ISO 9000 Series, ISO/IEC 17020 Inspection Management, ISO/IEC 17025 third-party test laboratory management, and ISO Guide 58 quality system accreditation. Through our current and past affiliation with U.S. Federal Government programs at DHS, HHS, GSA, DOD, and NIST, TestPros is a highly experienced Government contractor with multiple contract vehicles. With over one hundred brand name commercial customers, we also have extensive experience supporting the private sector. TestPros is considered a small business under most NAICS codes. Our services are offered on customer premises or via our fully equipped Test Lab located in Sterling, Virginia.

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