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Insights and analysis from thought leaders in agile development and testing, DevOps, security, software testing and test automation, and more. These web seminars and white papers featuring many of our expert instructors bring you insight into best practices, career strategies and guidance, analysis of common software development processes, and more.

Check back soon for details on our next live web seminar coming in January.

 

The Future of AI-Driven Test Automation

March 27, 2024 at 1:30pm ET 

AI promises to radically change how test automation is done in the future. But there are also many myths and misconceptions about what AI can achieve and the value of particular use cases.

Join us for a dynamic webinar debunking myths and exploring the game-changing future of this field. Testing and AI expert Tariq King will join host Jeff Payne to discuss:

  • AI's transformative potential for test automation
  • AI’s ability to self-heal automated tests
  • Perform predictive bug detection
  • Much more

We'll also tackle current misconceptions head-on, separating fact from fiction around current AI automation techniques and approaches.

Whether you're a seasoned QA pro or a curious newcomer, this webinar is your chance to gain valuable insights, ask your questions, and discover how AI can revolutionize your testing approach. Register now and secure your spot for this essential exploration of the future of AI for efficient, high-quality testing.

 

Making Security a Priority: Critical Findings from the 9th Annual State of Supply Chain Security Report

No matter your role in the software development lifecycle, software security needs to be a critical concern. But with competing interests and restricted budgets, software security often gets pushed to the back burner.

Software supply chain security combines best practices from risk management and cybersecurity to help protect the software supply chain from potential vulnerabilities. The software supply chain is made up of everything and everyone that touches your code in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), from application development to the CI/CD pipeline and deployment.

For 9 straight years, Sonatype’s State of Software Supply Chain Security report has analyzed the challenges associated with protecting your software supply chain from attack and has provided advice and guidance on improving it. During this on-demand conversation, Sonatype CTO Brian Fox and VP of Product Innovation Stephen Magill share key findings from the most recent State of Software Supply Chain Security.

Brian and Stephen talk with Coveros CEO Jeff Payne about:

  • What the report’s findings say about organizations’ supply chain security posture 
  • How best to protect your business from threats associated with open source components, software dependencies, deployment processes and automation, and your custom code
  • Where organizations should focus moving forward to encourage a more secure software supply chain

Whether you’re in development, QA/testing, security, DevOps, or management, this conversation will provide valuable insights on how to best protect your software supply chain from attack.

 

Business Agility: Improving the Value You Deliver to Customers

Today, agile teams exist in organizations worldwide. But bureaucracy and the remnants of traditional project management offices (PMO) that attempt to standardize software development processes often hamstring their efforts. True end-to-end, business agility requires two critical elements: continued care and feeding of self-directed agile teams along with a systematic transformation of management processes.

Join enterprise agility expert and CEO of Lithespeed Sanjiv Augustine and Coveros CEO Jeff Payne as they explore the key steps to enhancing business agility through a focus on business value produced by agile teams.

They’ll discuss:

  • How to make value a critical part of your business management and strategy
  • 3 steps to enable rapid value delivery to customers
  • Why it’s time to transform your PMO into an Agile Value Management Office (VMO)
  • How to transform your budgeting to focus on value

Agile leaders and teams will leave this webinar with a better understanding of how to break through organizational challenges to ensure agility and business value.

 

Building an Empowered Agile Delivery Team

Shannon Ewan, Managing Director, ICAgile
Sue Jasmin, Director of Agile Coaching, Sonatype
Adam Sandman, CEO, Inflectra
Jeffery Payne, CEO, Coveros
 

Mass layoffs. Quiet quitting. Economic uncertainty. Today's agile and DevOps leaders face unprecedented challenges in keeping their teams engaged. Join industry experts and Coveros strategic partners as they discuss emerging strategies for engaging, retaining, and inspiring agile and DevOps teams in a changing environment.

 

Unlocking the Potential of AI in Software Testing

Jason Arbon, CEO, TestersAI

Jeffery Payne, CEO, Coveros
 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has entered the mainstream conversation with the emergence of deep learning algorithms for both text and image processing. In fact, the title of this conversation was written by AI! Utilities like ChatGPT, DALL-E, and others have amazed and even scared technologists around the globe. Many software testing leaders, managers, and engineers are wondering how best to leverage AI technology within software testing. Also, to better understand how much of the current AI craze is just hype.

Join Coveros CEO Jeff Payne and AI testing expert, entrepreneur, and author Jason Arbon as they dive deep into how testing professionals can unlock the potential of AI. Things we discuss during this webinar include:

  • The state of AI for software testing today
  • What testers need to know about AI
  • What limitations exist for AI that impacts its usefulness in testing
  • What are the challenges with applying AI to software testing
  • What is the future of AI in software testing

Software testing leaders, test managers, and test professionals will leave this webinar with a better understanding of how AI can help improve software testing but also what its limits are.

An advanced and efficient software development lifecycle (SDLC) requires a series of critical attributes.

The Coveros Modern SDLC Checklist outlines key areas of focus for organizations to excel in agile development, DevOps, continuous testing, and application security.

Use this free checklist to track your organization's progress along these important attributes and focus on the areas where you need improvement.

 

Leading Yourself First: Implementing Effective Agile Leadership

Bob Galen, Principal Agile Coach, Zenergy Technologies
Jeffery Payne, CEO, Coveros
 
The sad truth is that agile servant leadership has left someone important out of the equation. In organizational leaders’ efforts to serve their teams, groups, and organizations, they have forgotten about…themselves.
 
Join Coveros CEO Jeff Payne and agile coach and author Bob Galen as they dive deep into how leaders can effectively improve their productivity and effectiveness by focusing on caring for themselves:
 
  • Understand what self-care really means beyond the simple notions of taking time off or exercising more.
  • Learn how to self-care using a canvas that Bob Galen has developed to guide leadership.
  • Identify barriers to self-care and brainstorm ideas for how to overcome them.
 
Leaders will leave this webinar with a better understanding of how they can effectively care for themselves in order to better care for others.

Spira Test, Spira Team, and Spira Plan are valuable tools in building effective DevSecOPs pipelines that help find defects before production and prevent continuous bugs. In this session from InflectraCon, Hugo Sanchez, a Coveros managing consultant and Spira expert, walks us through building a DevSecOps pipeline using Spria’s tools.

Sneak Peek: 2022 Google Cloud State of DevOps Report

Nathen Harvey, Developer Advocate, Google
Jeffery Payne, CEO, Coveros

The State of DevOps report by Google Cloud and the DORA research team is the largest and longest running research of its kind with inputs from over 32,000 professionals worldwide. It provides an independent view into the practices and capabilities that organizations, irrespective of their size, industry, and region, can employ to drive better performance. The focus of this year’s report is security.

In this exclusive conversation, Nathen Harvey, developer advocate at Google Cloud, will give Coveros CEO Jeff Payne a sneak peek of the information his team is gathering and answer key questions, including:

  • What new challenges did DevOps leaders and practitioners face in 2022?
  • How are organizations making security a priority (or not) in their DevOps strategies?
  • How has DevOps approaches evolved over the past year?

While many organizations report using “agile” development approaches, the truth is their processes and culture are anything but. In his more than 30 years of leading software transformations, Coveros CEO Jeff Payne has seen too many organizations use Scrum to build up (rather than break down) silos that lead to strained cultures, broken processes, and lower quality software. In this industry technical presentation, Jeff outlines common mistakes organizations make when implementing Scrum and how to overcome them.

When done correctly, test automation has the potential to improve the efficiency of the DevOps delivery pipeline. But, far too many organizations struggle to implement an automation strategy that works. In his decades of experience spearheading Agile and DevOps transformations, Coveros CEO Jeff Payne has heard just about every excuse for why test automation can’t work in DevOps. The truth is it can. You just need to know how to do it right.

Join Jeff as he walks us through:

  • What DevOps is and how it can help your organization accelerate delivery.
  • What the benefits of test automation are, especially in the context of DevOps.
  • What are the common challenges organizations face when implementing test?

On-Demand Webinar

Testing below the integration level has always been a best practice, but is often overlooked. Software testers have traditionally not had the skills or access to test below the user interface while developers have often not focused on testing their own code. The emergence of Agile and better design approaches have changed this, but there is still confusion as to what level developers and testers should focus on during Agile development efforts.

Join Jeffery Payne and testing expert David Bernstein from To Be Agile as they explore how to best test today’s applications and what types of testing are essential for software developers to focus on during iterations. Learn how to properly apply test-driven development (TDD) techniques to test at the unit and user story levels. Understand the critical role developer testing plays in an Agile process and how you can be a more effective tester. Whether you are a software developer, a software tester, an IT engineer, or in a software leadership role, you’ll leave with valuable insight into how effective developer testing is done today.

The role of testing in a modern software development process continues to be confusing for many. Is it automated? Is it manual? Is testing a role? A job? Do we test before we code? After we code? During coding? To some extent the answers to these questions depend on context, but there are emerging models and concepts that seek to define how testing happens in a continuous world.

Listen in as Jeffery Payne and testing expert Janet Gregory from DragonFire Inc. explore what testing means today. Learn about Holistic Testing, a model created by Janet to capture the role of testing throughout the entire lifecycle. Learn how such a model emphasizes that testing is performed WITH coding and how to operationalize that thinking. Understand the importance of testing being part of the entire software lifecycle. Whether you are a software developer, a software tester, an IT engineer, or in a software leadership role, you’ll leave with valuable insight into how effective testing is done today.

Listen in as Jeffery Payne and container expert Richard Mills, DevOps Architect at Coveros, as they explore what containers are all about and the various ways you can leverage them to improve your software development, test, and deployment process. Learn how containers support a ‘shift left’ philosophy for software testing and application security. Understand how using containers can dramatically reduce your cloud costs for your environments. See an example of how containers can be used to continuously deliver applications from development through testing to production. Whether you are a software developer, a software tester, an IT engineer, or in a software leadership role, you’ll leave with valuable insight into how to gain business value from leveraging containers.

The demands on modern software development drive a robust market for code reuse, open source components, and third-party APIs. But is this dependency making organizations more vulnerable to software supply chain attacks? Explore the causes and consequences of software supply chain attacks with application security pioneer Jeff Williams, the co-founder of OWASP and the current CTO of Contrast Security, and Coveros CEO Jeffery Payne. Learn what supply chain attacks are, what causes them to occur, and how you can best protect your software supply chain. Whether you’re an engineer or an executive, you’ll gain valuable insight into steps you should be taking to protect your software and your organization.