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Wellington Tosca Test Managers Meetup

Tuesday 25th June 2019


One of the (many) unique advantages of adopting commercially available test automation tools is the ability to form and make use of a community – for ideas sharing, co-planning, lobbying or even just plain old comparing what you are doing. With an increasing list of clients using Tosca in New Zealand, we held the first Tosca Test Managers meetup, in Wellington on  25th June, following on from the first Tosca Test Engineers meetup in Wellington two weeks prior.

Given it was the first meeting, we took a Lean Coffee approach to agenda setting, designed to draw out topics of interest to the group. After an appropriate amount of nibbles and refreshments together with a stand up introduction session, the sharpies and post-it notes were distributed and the group got working. The topics were wide and varying and once groomed, the topic of CI/CD pipelines was the first one selected. That alone dominated discussion for much of the scheduled one hour time slot.

A key part of setting up communities like this is making sure that the events are community focused. We were thrilled to provide the initiative to initiate the meetup and provide the location, drinks and nibbles Outside of that, TTC took a back seat at the discussions and let the conversation roll between the Test Managers that attended. Notes were taken – as well as an action list to take to Tricentis. It was good to see the conversation flow freely and openly across the table.

Closing out the session, permission was obtained for email addresses and other contact details to be shared. The next meet was set down for Tuesday 24th September. In between times there was much encouragement within the group to catch up having now met and exchanged ideas.

Our next meet is scheduled in Auckland on Tuesday 30th July. Invites to Auckland Tosca Test Managers are being sent now.