I am speaking at the ‘Selenium Summit 2018’ @Pune

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Check it out!

I am speaking at the Selenium Automation Summit 2018 being organised on 22nd March 2018 by ATA @ Pune.

Find more details about the event at : http://seleniumsummit18.agiletestingalliance.org/

I will be presenting a 90 minute- hands-on workshop on:

“Selenium with Cucumber for an extended BDD Framework”

Are you interested in looking into the trend of Behavior Driven Development? Would you like to see it in action using Cucumber? Would you like to integrate your functional tests in such a framework using integration of Selenium within Cucumber? Then this is the workshop for you!

This workshop will cover

  • Practical issues faced by most testing teams
  • Behavior Driven Development – the definition and need
  • Extending the Agile User stories and acceptance criteria in BDD scenarios
  • Cucumber as a BDD tool
  • Integration of Cucumber with Selenium in order to perform functional tests
  • Demo using Cucumber with Selenium with a real use case
  • Usage and Benefits of BDD In agile teams

Let’s meet there!

-Nishi

‘Mastering Agile Testing’ – Training the CP-MAT certification batch

I trained the latest CP-MAT training and certification batch held at Bangalore and it was a huge success. With wonderful participation by team from L&T, intriguing questions and enthusiastic response, it was a pleasure training and interacting with them!

CP-MAT is a wonderfully interactive course designed specifically for agile test practitioners.

CP-MAT stands for “Certified Professional – Master Agile Testing” certification prepared and honored by “Agile Testing Alliance” & “Universiti Teknologi Malaysia”.

The course is applicable for all roles and not just “testers”. Knowledge, experience & certification is consciously designed to focus on “agile testing” and not on “agile testers”.

CP-MAT helps the participants get into the testing mindset in an agile project. It helps you utilise your testing experience in learning hands on Agile testing. It instils the “Quality is everyone’s responsibility” concept in the minds of the participants.

It is useful for even to an experienced tester to apply the “regular” testing techniques to an Agile project. The concepts of Agile process with context to testing are covered during the course along with the associated best practices for Testing in an Agile Project. The course takes a hands-on approach while covering Release Planning, User Stories Review, Estimation, Sprint Planning, Agile Test Strategy, Testing debt, Testing DoD, Test Reporting and Metrics. This also introduces the participants to the concepts of TDD, ATDD, BDD and Continuous Integration (which are covered in detailed in the next level course CP-AAT).

Here is sneak peek into the training room–

Cheers

Nishi

ISTQB Certification Camp for Corporate Team

One of the renowned corporates recently invited us to conduct a ISTQB certifcation camp at their site, where I led and trained a team with the most interesting mix of candidates having experience range from 2 years to 11 years ! Most of the candidates were domain experts shifted into testing teams , were leading testing efforts in their teams and all of them had the urge to take their learnings from our training back to their teams and project’s context.

We had some great conversations not only about the course content , various test design techniques and tools, but also about agile and the struggles they had with scrum and the measures to improve upon them.

The course delivery went great and I received impeccable feedback from the candidates! I wish them the best of luck for their certification attempt as well as their future endeavours!

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Advanced Level Workshops with industry leaders

My association with Verity Trainings recently led me to assist on and experience some great advanced level testing and ISTQB workshops by industry leaders! A great corporate team in Bangalore had invited experienced trainers as the likes of Mr Tarun Banga for their workshop on ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst which I happened to assist on as a co-trainer. It was an awesome experience and great learnings came from the interaction with a leader in trainings domain as well as the interaction with the team of candidates, having some proactive discussions, hands-on exercises and fun with learning environment.

 

Another great experience was hosting some hands-on public workshops on ISTQB Advanced test levels with Mr. Gaurav Pandey , where we met some excellent, self-driven individuals with keen sense of learning and quest for excellence in their careers.

With these interactions, I experienced that every trainer has their own style of delivery and conduct , even with similar content and exercises.And every candidate is bound to have their own experience with the training depending upon their agenda , quest and initiative!

QA Bootcamp time! – Conducted a 10 day corporate training for freshers

Working with fresh minds is always refreshing and so much fun! I got the chance to interact with some such enthusiastic and energetic people in my latest training at Misys, Bangalore. I led the QA Induction Bootcamp for the testers who were a pleasure to work with. We covered all the fundamentals of software testing, various testing techniques and practiced with some live exercises and applications. The agenda was not only getting them familiarized with the world of a software tester , but to get them to explore the amazing opportunities that lie ahead and basically start enjoying this wonderful profession. The best part was that we received some great feedback from the candidates at the end, they enjoyed the training and found it very relevant to the real experience within their teams.

Wish them all a fulfilling career ahead!

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Training young minds! @ ETI, Bangalore

I recently got connected to Edista Testing Institute – an initiative of STC-QAI in Bangalore, which led me to an opportunity to train a group of fresh minds for a career in software testing.

The 10-day long training included a detailed course on Software Testing , methodologies, STLC , Agile Testing , various testing techniques with practical hands-on exercises and some great quizzes and interactive sessions. It was an amazing experience coaching the young minds and driving them towards this great . The students also responded really well to the practical sessions and exercises conducted, and we had a great feedback for the complete batch. I wish them all the very best for all their future endeavors.

Here are a few pictures of our group !

Hope to see them all doing great in future!

Cheers,

Nishi

Practical Session on Playing Innovation Games @MetricStream

Agile needs continuous improvement and innovation , and we are striving for the same at my new workplace MetricStream, Bangalore. As a part of that, I was invited to conduct a session on some practical and easily adoptable agile practices.
Well what better than Innovation Games for that !
So we went ahead and did a 3-part practical training exercise session wherein not only did we learn about the Agile workflow , the basics on innovation games and how they fit into Agile , but also conducted practical group exercises with sample scenarios and user stories.

It was a great experience and received quite well. The participants were encouraged to take back the learning to their own scrum teams and try out the fun and quick games for conducting various Agile ceremonies.

Here is a glimpse into the training room :

Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games

Cheers,

Nishi