Agile + DevOps East 2023 Pre-conference Training : Fundamentals of Agile Test Automation
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:30am to Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 5:00pm

Fundamentals of Agile Test Automation

  • Explore strategies for integrating automation within the agile lifecycle
  • Understand how to collaborate with business analysts, developers, and customers to integrate automation into your team's workflow
  • Work without the need of separate, independent test automation teams
  • Explore how complex non-functional testing can be automated in a sprint
Most agile teams deliver shippable software at the end of each sprint, but some agile teams ship working software every day. Confidence at this speed can be achieved with the help of automated tests. Explore the many ways automation supports agile testing activities in this introductory course. 
Learn about automation techniques to improve regression testing, story and feature testing, and continuous integration. Test automation purpose, theory, and principles are reviewed, as well as how test automation is implemented in diverse organizations. 
This course provides real-world, vendor-neutral examples of agile test automation approaches and tools. Examples of automated tests for Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) will be given, in addition to example test descriptions, source code samples, and example test scripts.
Who Should Attend
This course is for all agile team members and those involved in the process of building, testing, and deploying software. Product owners, managers, and other business leaders will gain important insights into the benefits and trade-offs related to agile test automation. No specific prerequisites are assumed, and any technical concepts will be explained; however, attendees are expected to have some agile knowledge or experience. Technical practitioners and those currently involved in automation should consider Agile Test Automation for Practitioners.
ICAgile Certification
Successful attendees of this course are awarded the ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation (ICP-ATA). Additionally, certified attendees will be listed on the ICAgile website, indicating their designation. Coveros recommends From Fragile to Agile: Practical Approaches to Adopting Agile and Agile Tester Certification for those seeking the ICP-ATA designation.The ICAgile certification fee is included with your registration for your convenience.

About the ICAgile
The International Consortium for Agile’s goal is to foster thinking and learning around agile methods, skills, and tools. The ICAgile, working with experts and organizations across agile development specialties, has captured specific learning objectives for the different agile development paths and put them on the learning roadmap. For more information visit


Course Outline
Introduction to test automation
What it is
How testing creates value
How automated testing creates value
Agile development and testing
Recap on agile manifesto
Agile testing quadrants
Team-based testing
Test automation techniques
Frameworks overview
Unit testing
Unit test exercise
UI testing
Kantu exercise
UI testing exercise
API testing
API exercise
System and acceptance tests
Intro to Cucumber
Cucumber in action
A new scenario
Adding a feature


Database testing and managing test data
Database exercises
Non-functional test automation
Test automation strategy
What to automate
Best practices
Integration into CI
Continuous integration exercise
Static code analysis
Static analysis exercise
Dynamic code analysis
Successful code analysis implementation
Test orbits
Test orbit exercise
Planning for automation
Automation tool selection
Staffing strategies
Planning - illustrate the system
Why does automation fail?


Class Daily Schedule
3-Day Daily Schedule: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
2-Day Daily Schedule: 10:30am-5:00pm ET/7:30am-2:00pm PT
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm class schedule at registration.


Training Course Fee Includes
  • ICAgile certification fee.
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. Easy and quick access fits todayís working style and eliminates expensive travel and long days in the classroom.
  • Live, expert instruction: Instructors are sought-after practitioners, highly-experienced in the industry who deliver a professional learning experience in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Courses cover the same professional content as our classroom training, and students have direct access to valuable materials.
  • Rich virtual learning environment: A variety of tools are built in to the learning platform to engage learners through dynamic delivery and to facilitate a multi-directional flow of information.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live Virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Small class size: Live Virtual courses are limited in small class size to ensure an opportunity for personal interaction.