A new project at a new client with new team members presented an opportunity for Ayan and Terry to also use a new test automation framework, gherkinSalad. Risky? Perhaps! A learning opportunity? Definitely! Ayan created the test automation framework and wanted to use it on a real project. Terry was looking for an opportunity to blend BA, QA, and testing roles and to be part of a team automating testing in the iteration. Join Terry and Ayan as they share their experience pairing and learning across roles, implementing gherkinSalad, and evolving it into a scalable and sustainable solution. You will learn their techniques, understand their “Whole Team” approach, and be introduced to their implementation philosophy, fail fast, learn, and evolve quickly. Part case study, part retrospective, they will describe practices they innovated, explored, discarded, kept and extended. Come and see what might work for you!


Speakers: ;

Ayan Dave, Quick Solutions, Inc.Terry Wiegmann, Quick Solutions, Inc.

Ayan Dave is a Senior Consultant with eight years of experience building and delivering high quality applications using languages and components in the JVM ecosystem. He is passionate about software development and enjoys exploring open source projects. He is enthusiastic about agile and Extreme Programming and frequently advocates for them. Most recently, Ayan is the “Architectus Oryzus” for a small project team with big ideas and subscribes to the idea that running code is the system of truth. Ayan has a master’s degree in Computer Engineering and holds PMP, PSM, and OCMJEA certifications. He speaks on various technical topics at local user groups and community events.

Terry Wiegmann is a longtime software quality engineering practitioner. She is involved in both commercial and back office software development using both plan-driven and agile approaches. She is one of the few people ever to be both an IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional and an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer. She is also a Professional Scrum Product Owner, Advanced Gold Toastmaster and Ambassador for the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Terry presents and teaches frequently throughout the Midwest on quality, analysis and agile topics. As Director and People Service Line Lead with Quick Solutions, she is passionate about helping analysts and teams celebrate learning and work with agility, efficiency, and joy.