Workshop: Test Architect Boot Camp

What is a “Test Architect”? At Siemens, we have invented this new key role by defining the responsibilities and tasks of a test architect and this interactive workshop is about our journey to establish this new key role within the company.

Imagine that you build a system with 10 million lines of code. To be successful this system should have a good architecture, and for that you need good software architects. Next, to perform good testing on 10 million lines of code, you also need to build an appropriate test system – not by spaghetti coding but with a well-designed, sustainable test architecture and by applying innovative software and test technologies.

But, who is responsible and in charge to make this happen? Typically, neither the test manager nor the quality manager will do this; therefore, we need to create a new role on eye level with the software architects: the Test Architect is born. To implement and establish this key role we have developed a unique expert training program for test architects at Siemens to meet the diverse challenges of shorter time-to-market, increasing complexity, and more agility while keeping quality and other key system properties high.

This workshop introduces the new key role test architect and provides practical guidance on the needed strategies, tactics, and practices:

  • What is a test architect?
  • Why do we need a test architect?
  • What are the responsibilities and tasks of a test architect?
  • How can a test architect provide value and create impact on the business?

Attend this interactive workshop and do not only learn what a test architect is all about and why we at Siemens are driving this forward but be able to use the strategies, tactics, and practices in your projects as a major lever for better testing. We are continuing our journey in this direction – at Siemens our target is to have nearly 50 test architects by the end of 2017. That means a tremendous upgrade and empowerment of testing!

Workshop Takeaways:

  • Understand the rationale why we need a test architect.
  • Get to know the responsibilities and tasks of a test architect.
  • Apply discussed strategies, tactics, practices, and experiences on how to become a successful test architect – a new career path for testers!

Strategy Workshop
Location: Rockbridge Date: September 27, 2017 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Peter Zimmerer