The key objectives of organizations is to provide / derive value from the products / services they offer. To achieve this, they need to be able to deliver their offerings in the quickest time possible, and of good quality!
In order for these organizations to to understand the quality / health of their products at a quick glance, typically a team of people scramble to collate and collect the information manually needed to get a sense of quality about the products they support. All this is done manually.


So in the fast moving environment, where CI (Continuous Integration) and CD (Continuous Delivery) are now a necessity and not a luxury, how can teams take decisions if the product is ready to be deployed to the next environment or not?

Test Automation across all layers of the Test Pyramid is one of the first building blocks to ensure the team gets quick feedback into the health of the product-under-test.

The next set of questions are:
    •    How can you collate this information in a meaningful fashion to determine - yes, my code is ready to be promoted from one environment to the next?
    •    How can you know if the product is ready to go 'live'?
    •    What is the health of you product portfolio at any point in time?
    •    Can you identify patterns and do quick analysis of the test results to help in root-cause-analysis for issues that have happened over a period of time in making better decisions to better the quality of your product(s)?

The current set of tools are limited and fail to give the holistic picture of quality and health, across the life-cycle of the products.
The solution - TTA - Test Trend Analyzer

TTA is an open source product that becomes the source of information to give you real-time and visual insights into the health of the product portfolio using the Test Automation results, in form of Trends, Comparative Analysis, Failure Analysis and Functional Performance Benchmarking. This allows teams to take decisions on the product deployment to the next level using actual data points, instead of 'gut-feel' based decisions.

There are 2 sets of audience who will benefit from TTA:
1. Management - who want to know in real time what is the latest state of test execution trends across their product portfolios / projects. Also, they can use the data represented in the trend analysis views to make more informed decisions on which products / projects they need to focus more or less. Views like Test Pyramid View, Comparative Analysis help looking at results over a period of time, and using that as a data point to identify trends.

2. Team Members (developers / testers) - who want to do quick test failure analysis to get to the root cause analysis as quickly as possible. Some of the views - like Compare Runs, Failure Analysis, Test Execution Trend help the team on a day-to-day basis.

NOTE: TTA does not claim to give answers to the potential problems. It gives a visual representation of test execution results in different formats which allow team members / management to have more focussed conversations based on data points.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

    •    Explain why CI and CD are a necessity, and NOT a luxury.
    •    Discuss some of the factors that can make CD a reality.
    •    Discuss the current set of tools that assist in 'health-check' decision making for deploying / releasing the code in new environments.
    •    Explain the limitations of the above set of tools in the decision making process
    •    How can TTA bridge that gap (limitations discussed above)?
    •    Explain the value proposition for TTA
    •    Demo of TTA features
    •    Share the set of potential features to be added to TTA
    •    How can you help?

Learning Outcome

    •    Understand the gap in current set of tools from a big-picture perspective
    •    How can TTA that can bridge the gap?
    •    Learn the Trend and Failure Analysis capabilities of TTA
    •    Learn how TTA can become a real-time, central Testing Dashboard for your project / program
    •    A glimpse into the existing TTA Feature backlog
    •    Ways you can help evolve TTA

Target Audience

Devops, Developers, Testers, Automation Testers, Managers

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  • Dhaval Dalal
    By Dhaval Dalal  ~  3 months ago
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    Hi Anand,

        Thank-you for submitting this, it is quite an interesting proposal.

    thanks,

    Dhaval.

    • Anand Bagmar
      By Anand Bagmar  ~  2 years ago
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      Thanks Dhaval. Looking forward to the opportunity to talk to a wider audience about this.

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Anand,

    Giving 90 mins for a demo would be really difficult. Can you please compress it to 45 mins and focus on the core demo of TTA using a real world example?

    • Anand Bagmar
      By Anand Bagmar  ~  2 years ago
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      Done. In the past I have done this session in 45/60 min - but was always rushed. But I can easily reduce some of the pre-TTA discussion (by just mentioning some of those things) and get to the core demo to fit in 45 min. I have updated the proposal time - will update the strucutre after a little more thought - to make it effective in 45 min.


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