Agile And Automation Days Conference 2019

Agila and Automation Days Conference 2019

Agile And Automation Days Conference 2019 will talk about delivery. How can we deliver, what will be delivered, how fast can it be delivered. Being fast is good, being fast and hitting the right target is perfect. We can reach this only by ensuring quality while we deliver fast. Therefore the topic of this year’s edition is “Delivery at Speed” while not jeopardizing the quality.

Conference Details

The Agile and Automation Days Conference 2019 is practical, both in terms of the presented lectures and likewise in accompanying discussion and expert panels. We will also have the opportunity to participate in selected mini-workshops.

Conference Date: October 28 to 20, 2019

Venue: Museum of the Second World War , W. Bartoszewskiego Square 1, 80-862 Gdańsk,  Poland. The Museum of the Second World War is built on a lot at Władysław Bartoszewski Square near the centre of the city.

It is located in a symbolic architectural space, which is also a space of memory, 200 metres from the historic Polish Post Office in Gdańsk and 3 kilometres across the water from Westerplatte Peninsula, both of which were attacked in September 1939.

Keynote Speakers

Anne-Marie Charrett

Anne-Marie Charrett makes quality visible in a language that a business can understand. As co-Founder of Testing Times, she excels at creating spaces where a quality infected culture can thrive. With 20 years experience in software delivery with roles ranging from testing software protocols, to Quality Engineering Consultant to Head of Engineering at Tyro Payments, Anne-Marie’s knowledge and skill has been truly tested.

You can read more about her ideas on her blog at and catch some of her thoughts on twitter at @charrett.

Topic: Quality, Speed and Collaboration Walk into a bar… 

We are told that when quality is owned collectively, as opposed to being gated by a tester it can improve overall quality. Teams begin to contribute to quality through testability, identifying design flaws in stories, and testing earlier in the delivery process.

This talk looks at some ways to better understand quality, what it means to you, your team and business partners. It looks at ways to frame quality in terms of business outcomes to help us keep on the right track. It will show ways to visualize so everyone can see where we are on our journey. A must for anyone moving to contemporary engineering approaches.

Bas Dijkstra

Bas Dijkstra is an independent test automation trainer and consultant who takes pride in helping teams and organizations improve their testing efforts through smart application of tools. He consults with clients to help them take their first or their next step in test automation, or to help them get unstuck when they feel that their current test automation does not provide the value it could.

Bas is an experienced trainer on various subjects related to testing and automation, delivering workshops and courses in house with clients and at conferences both in the Netherlands and abroad on a regular basis.

Bas lives in the Netherlands with his wife and two sons and when he is not working he likes to run or to read a good book (particularly British detective novels). You can contact him at

Topic: Test automation: Put on the brakes so you can go fast

A solid set of reliable automated tests acts like the brakes on a car. As J.B. Rainsberger put it some 5 years ago: How fast would you dare to drive when your car doesn’t have brakes? In a similar vein: how fast do you dare to release your software when you have no idea about the quality of your product? Unfortunately, a lot of test automation efforts weigh teams down, instead of allowing them to go faster. So, what can we do about that?

In this talk, I will dive deeper into why good test automation acts like the brakes on a car. Also, why a lot of test automation projects end up like a brake job gone horribly wrong. And what you can do to make your test automation allow you to go faster by acting like a good set of brakes. You will see plenty of examples from test automation projects I have seen and worked on in my 14 years as a consultant, the mistakes I have made and how these could have been prevented.

To Conclude

There will be more speakers in this event, aside from the two keynote speakers. It will be a good idea if we signed up for the event and take part in it. It will teach us a lot of things regarding software testing. Therefore, make October 28 and 29 of this year free. And let us join others who will participate in the Agile and Automation Days Conference 2019.

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