Szilárd Széll
Eficode Oy. (FI)


Szilard is a Senior Consultant of DevOps Practice for Telco Business at Eficode. Eficode is the market leading DevOps brand and trusted automation partner across a number of industries in the Nordics, German speaking market and Benelux region. He is passionate about Telco Cloud transformation and helping CSP's capture the full value of 5G through DevOps. His team is working closely with major Mobile Network Operators providing management consulting on Enterprise Agility, DevOps assessments as well as a variety of coaching and training solutions. Szilard has proven track record in large scale Telco DevOps Transformation Programs, as well as an assessor, trainer, facilitator and coach in Test Automation and Testing Processes area. As a SAFe 5.0 SPC He is running successful training and coaching sessions. As a conference speaker Szilard is ready to share his view and knowledge with Testing Fellows, that is based on 20 years of industry experience and multitude of certificates held. To give back to the Testing Community, Szilard is active in ISTQB as the Work Group lead of Processes Management and Compliance of ISTQB, and the former President of the Hungarian Testing Board, as well as active member of HUSTEF and UCAAT Confereces Programme Committee.
Tutorial: Pipeline design game

Hands on workshop for 4 teams (4×5-6) or more, using two card games, to design a Continuous Delivery pipelines in line with the Quality needs of the given Business scenario

What testing steps should you include in your Continuous Delivery pipeline? Don’t just string together existing manual processes – use simple, collaborative tools to design something better! It is also important to understand how well we covered our product quality related risks, and what testing techniques are needed to have proper, continuous quality assurance. The workshop will help teams to learn how to design their QA pipeline with simple cards.

Objective of the talk:
– discuss the different product quality aspects of their given business scenario, and their importance
– to design a continuous delivery pipeline (using cards), in line with the business expectations
– to understand what else is needed to build a Test Strategy


Presentation: DevOps challenge in 5G

The presentation is focusing on the DevOps challenge in Telco, especially related to continuous deployment in 5G. It will discuss how DevOps with Communication Service Providers is different from Enterprise IT. We will have special focus on the Telco Deployment Pipeline, Automated Everything and how an Agile team can collaborate to survive: technically, mindset wise and with practices.
After a short introduction of DevOps in 5G, we will discuss if Test Automation on its own is enough to solve testing challenges, and how Telco DevOps is expanding the picture of Continuous Quality Assurance. We will discuss how the Telco DevOps pipeline looks like, how the teams shall be organized and what extra they need to deliver.

Keywords: DevOps, 5G, Pipeline, Continuous Quality Assurance, Team Topology, Competence Development

Objective of the talk: Key takeaways
– Why 5G DevOps view is different?
– understanding of multivendor Telco DevOps pipeline
– the focus of automation in Telco
– additional challenges of Agile teams in Telco DevOps, and proposed practices