Szilárd Széll
Eficode (FI)


Szilard is a Senior Consultant of DevOps Practice for Telco Business at Eficode. Szilard has a proven track record in large scale Telco DevOps Transformation Programs, He is also an assessor, trainer, facilitator and coach in anything Testing. As a SAFe 5.1 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 22 years of industry experience and multitude of certificates held. To give back to the Testing Community, Szilard is active in ISTQB. He is also an active member of HUSTEF, UCAAT and TheDevOps Conferences Programme Committee, and in 2021 He was part of the PC of EuroSTAR.
Quality Assurance Practices in a large scale SAFe transformation program 

Usually large organizations are selecting SAFe to initiate their digital transformation. The organization starts a multi-year journey where old habits are challenged, and new ones are expected to emerge. How can Test Managers work in the new frame? What Quality assurance processes and practices to be applied? What practices to keep, and what to change? Who will be responsible for what in testing, and anyway how this whole thing will come together?

In this presentation I would like to share my experience of a case of a large telecom operator working with multiple suppliers and technology vendors, who selected SAFe as their business operating system. On the talk I will present the vision of the Continuous Quality Assurance Strategy, and what steps have been made to achieve the dream state

About the full day Tutorial

Let’s build a Continuous Quality Assurance Strategy around your CI/CD pipeline

Building a Test Strategy in DevOps is not only about Test Automation, but how built-in-quality can be achieved in all steps of the SW development, within and outside of your CI/CD pipeline.
What is the goal of your testing? What quality aspects are more and what are less important for your domain? What are the major risks? What testing steps should be included in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline, and where to focus with Exploratory Testing? How to utilize the new QA opportunities available by applying DevOps practices? Don’t just string together existing manual processes! – in this tutorial, we will use simple, collaborative tools (card games and sticky) to build and document a QA Strategy!
The format is a series of lectures and discussions to share the needed theory, and exercises to practice what we have learnt. Throughout the exercises, teams will build a full Test Strategy for the preselected context, using card games and adding sticky notes.