Agile, Testing and DevOps Showcase Event (Manchester, United Kingdom – February 27, 2020) –

DUBLIN–()–The “Agile, Testing and DevOps Showcase North” conference has been added to’s offering.

This event has two tracks:

There is a joint morning plenary session and a round table session.

Delegates may attend any sessions from across the two tracks.

Testers have always been at the coal face of ensuring that stuff works as it should.

  • Is there anything different in the actual testing of new digital products, new interfaces with clients that must always provide the optimum user experience?
  • How are testers coping?
  • What are the stories coming in?
  • What is working well and what can be done better?

At this event, we are aiming to include many case studies as well as high-quality technical/review presentations. We will also feature the popular and interactive round table discussions (each addressing a different testing topic or issue) where all participants can join in, shape their learning, share their own experiences, and hear fresh ideas.

There is also an exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants, and testing tool vendors.

The Round Table session: This session is for 45 minutes. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary, but please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Testing, Agile and DevOps.

Benefits of attending

  • Share ideas and brainstorm new approaches
  • Meet with Testing experts and professionals from your same industry areas
  • Develop and benchmark your Testing Strategies
  • Hear about new developments in Agile and DevOps
  • Learn from others’ best practices, ideas, and expertise
  • Discover latest technical skills, tools, tips, and tricks in the industry
  • Discussion and networking are encouraged via Q&A sessions after the presentations and during the breaks



2019 Programme

Joint session

09:15 – Keynote: A Bluffer’s Guide to Technical Debt for other people

Steve Freeman, Zuhlke Engineering Limited

09:55 – Questions & discussions

10:00 – Keynote: Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW)

Mark Lines, Managing Partner / DA Fellow, Disciplined Agile

09:55 – Questions & discussions

10:45 – Introduction to sponsoring bodies and coffee break

11:15 – Panel: The Future of Testing within Agile and CD

Moderator: Chris Thacker, Test Manager,

11:45 – Round Table Session

12:15 – LUNCH

Testing Track – Chairman: Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerrard Consulting

13:15 – Chair’s scene setting.

13:20 – CASE STUDY: How SAP HANA engineers resolved 7 intractable bugs in their database application

Dr Greg Law, Co-founder & CTO, Undo

13:40 – Questions & discussions

13:45 – Continuous Testing – Increasing delivery speed and quality for Agile and DevOps teams

Ahmed Singer, Lead Solution Architect in Application Delivery Management, MicroFocus

14:10 – Questions & discussions

14:15 – The importance of Test Automation and Continuous Delivery

Ian Bissett, Technical Director, Infuse

14:40 – Questions & discussions

14:45 – Coffee & Tea Break

15:05 – Testing your Prototypes: What, Why, How

Giovanni Asproni, Principal Consultant, Zuhlke Engineering Ltd and Robert Moore, Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

15:30 – Questions & discussions

15:35 – Continuous Testing

Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerrard Consulting

16:00 – Questions & discussions

16:05 – Continuous Testing with Models: Eradicating perennial barriers to rigorous testing

James Walker, Director, Curiosity Software Ireland

16:30 – Questions & discussions

16:35 – Leading Quality: Lessons learnt about delivering great software from the fastest growing tech companies in the world

Ronald Cummings-John, Co-author, Global App Testing

16:55 – Questions & discussions

17:00 – Chair’s summing up

17:05 – Close of conference & drinks reception.

Agile & DevOps Track – Chairman: Steve Freeman, Zuhlke Engineering Limited

13:15 – Chair’s scene setting.

13:20 – DevOps ICU: Improving DevOps Results by (Correctly) Integrating UX

Debbie Levitt, CEO, Ptype UX & Product Design Agency

13:40 – Questions & discussions

13:45 – Make your Developer your Customer

Colin Deady, Head of Product and Innovation, Capita Application Services

14:05 – Questions & discussions

14:10 – Agents of Change

Jon Fulton, Equal Experts

14:30 – Questions & discussions

14:35 – Continuous Intelligence (AIOps) delivering Enterprise AI platforms

Jonathon Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Assured

14:55 – Questions & discussions

15:00 – Coffee and tea break

15:20 – Five Practical Operability Techniques for Teams

Matthew Skelton, Head of Consulting & Training, Conflux

15:40 – Questions & discussions

15:45 – Growing Pains: Attempting to Scale Teams, Maintain Culture & Deliver in an Agile Manner – Shabbir Naqvi, Programme Delivery Lead, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

16:05 – Questions & discussions

16:10 – How to Make Agile Delivery More Effective

Iwona Winiarska, Agile Delivery Manager, Automation Logic

16:30 – Questions & discussions

16:35 – DevOps and the Database – how to INSERT value into your pipelines

Chris Unwin, Compliant DevOps Specialist, RedGate Software

16:55 – Questions & discussions

17:00 – Chair’s summing up.

17:05 – Close of conference & drinks reception.

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