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Test Automation ROI


Test Automation ROI

Feeling a little vulnerable these days? While companies are trimming budgets – be prepared with answers as to why Test Automation is a good investment!

by Tim Farley
Manager, Quality Engineering & Specialized Testing Team
Cambria Health Solutions


2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209


Wednesday August 13, 2014
5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

How should we calculate the return on investment (ROI) for test automation? Is it really as simple as looking for reduced manual testing headcount? Or are there other measures that are more meaningful and have the potential for showing even greater returns? Join Tim Farley for a discussion about the different ways to look at return on investment, including calculating the cost, savings and value of automated testing, and how looking at the overall savings to the program can be a better measurement than just looking at savings to the testing effort.

About Our Speaker: Tim Farley has over 25 years of experience in software quality assurance. He has led teams working on products ranging from critical medical devices to iPhone apps. For the past 10 years, Tim has focused on test automation, tools, and enabling software organizations to improve their predictability, productivity, and product quality. Tim has been leading the Quality Engineering & Specialized Testing (QUEST) team at Cambia Health Solutions for the past 2 years.

5:30-6:00PM:  Pizza and Networking
6:00-6:15PM:  SQAUG Announcements
6:15-7:00PM:  Tim Farley will host this discussion about methods
of measuring ROI!
7:00-7:30PM:  Questions and Answers


• Event is Free to the public

• Onsite parking
(directions below)

• Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served

• No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG:
Linked in: SQAUG

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  • Douglas Y.

    Nice to re-visit the reasons we do test automation! Thanks, Tim!

    August 18, 2014

  • Angela E.

    Great Job Tim! Thanks!

    August 14, 2014

  • Dan S.

    Excellent presentation, ROI is always going to be a part of the discussion surrounding the value of QA. It amazes me that not all CTO's and managers are defenders and evangelists of the QA function.

    August 14, 2014

  • Angelo S.

    Tim - Great presentation - thank you

    August 14, 2014

  • Tim

    Thanks for coming everyone! Good to see you all. Hopefully, you got something useful out of it. See you next month!

    August 13, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • INCOMM Digital Solutions

    INCOMM generously provides food and funding to our meetings!

  • Janrain

    Standard - Thank you Janrain for your generous sponsorship!

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