Next AgileKC Meeting

The next meeting of AgileKC will take place Thursday April 23, 2014 6:30 PM at:

Cerner Innovations Campus

10234 Marion Park Dr.
Kansas City MO 64137

We will be in the Innovations Lounge on Level Orange 4.  To get to the Cerner Innovations Campus take the Bannister Road exit off US-71 and turn right into Marion Park Drive to get to the west entrance.


Map to Parking

Registration: This will be a sponsor supported event.  In order to help our sponsor plan accordingly and know how many guests to expect, please register for this meeting at Eventbrite



Meeting Topic: 

Automated Testing An Experience Report and How to Get Started in Your Organization


Meeting Description:

Ever wondered how to begin automation on an Agile team?  Looking for a process to automate existing or new tests?  

Few things slow down a team more than technical debt and a large manual testing process.  In fact most organizations define how fast they can deliver value to their customers by how frequently they can run their manual regression testing.  This becomes even more critical when your team is working with other teams across an enterprise and you aren't leveraging automated testing.  At some point your code base will become so burdensome to maintain and test that the significant portion of the organization efforts and money will be focused on supporting existing code vs. delivering new value to its customers.

If this sound familiar to you, do yourself a favor and grab some teammates and come to this month's AglieKC meeting.  Tina Lockwood and Aimee DeWitt of Cerner will share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices with leveraging automated testing at scale. 

Automated testing is too important to neglect, yet because most organizations don't know how to start, they continue to suffer.  This session may be the catalyst your organization needs!


About the Speaker:

Tina Lockwood is a Solution Manager for the Automation Development team.  She has been at Cerner for 18 years and the last 10 years focused on automated testing and design for our internally developed automation solution.  Her team has been successful in Agile using automation for 5 years. 


Aimee DeWitt is a Sr. Test Analyst at Cerner Corporation working on a new Web Application.  She has been at Cerner for 7 years and been a part of the Agile process for 5 years.  She has experience in working with automation on multiple platforms. 


Hope to see you there!


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* 6:30 Networking

* 7:00-8:00 Presentation

* 8:00-8:30 Open forum.


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