Accelerating the SDLC with Automation and Service Virtualization

Topic Abstract:

As organizations begin to accelerate the SDLC, process bottlenecks will become evident. One of the bottlenecks that continues to plague SDLC acceleration is testing. At best, testing has been considered inevitable overhead. At worst, organizations have deferred quality processes to their customers, delivering a “real-time user acceptance test.” Psychologically, the malleable nature of software has allowed organizations to defer investment in testing. This results in technical debt.

This is why the concept of Automation and Service Virtualization has become a such hot topic lately . This session will explore, Industry trends, Analysts data, Methodologies, Ways to Estimate ROI and discuss how Automation and Service Virtualization enables leading organizations to accelerate the SDLC and reduce risks-via Automation and simulated test environments that promote earlier, faster, and more complete testing. It will touch upon research that highlights the business impacts of test environment access constraints, how Automation and Service Virtualization (SV) eliminates these constraints, the ROI of SV, and recommendations for organizations getting started with Automation and Service Virtualization. Please click here for regisration.

Speakers Bios:

Melanie Ghazarian has been a Leader, Evangelist and Value consultant for the software industry specializing in development and QA for many years. She has a masters in computer science from CSUN and a MBA from Pepperdine University. She has been an Adjunct Professor of Computer science/Software Engineering at California Lutheran University. She is a veteran of VMware, HP Software, IBM, past co-owner of Svelto Consulting (HP Software and VMware reseller and integrator) and Sandpipers group. Currently she is a Strategic account manager at Parasoft. A leader in QA and development products.

Wilhelm Haaker has been a solution architect with Parasoft Corporation for over 6 years helping customers deliver higher quality software more efficiently. He has a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and has specialized his focus on SOA, API Integrity, and composite applications. Wilhelm has spoken at several conferences, most recently StarWest in 2013.

Food will be served.

Suggested donation: $10.00.