Star East 2011

Keyword-driven test automation has entered the software testing mainstream. It has proven to be a powerful approach to reach a high level of automation with the lowest possible effort. It brings the flexibility, manageability, and maintainability that cost-effective software test automation demands.

Orlando, Florida – May 1–6, 2011

Speaker: Hans Buwalda, CTO LogiGear

Topic Date/Time
Full-day Tutorial: Introducing Keyword-driven Test Automation Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Introducing Keyword-driven Test Automation

Keyword-driven test automation has entered the software testing mainstream. It has proven to be a powerful approach to reach a high level of automation with the lowest possible effort. It brings the flexibility, manageability, and maintainability that cost-effective software test automation demands. Hans Buwalda introduces keyword-driven test automation and shows how to make it successful. The basis for the tutorial are his “5% Challenges of Test Automation”—no more than 5% of your test cases should be executed manually, and no more than 5% of your total testing effort should be used to achieve this level of automation. In addition to the technical aspects of keyword automation, Hans addresses the many non-technical ingredients required for success—having an automation-friendly test design, managing processes, and organizing teams. Hans also addresses specific topics, like agile test development, testing technical software, and testing graphics and multi-media, which empower you to make keyword-driven testing work for you.

Hans Buwalda
Hans leads LogiGear’s research and development of test automation solutions, and the delivery of advanced test automation consulting and engineering services.

He is a pioneer of the keyword approach for software testing organizations, and he assists clients in strategic implementation of the Action Based Testing™ method throughout their testing organizations. Hans is also the original architect of LogiGear’s TestArchitect™, the modular keyword-driven toolset for software test design, automation and management. Hans is an internationally recognized expert on test automation, test development and testing technology management. He is coauthor of Integrated Test Design and Automation (Addison Wesley, 2001), and speaks frequently at international testing conferences.
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