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CQAA November 2019 Speaker Program: Regression Testing: Ensuring Adequate Coverage and Prioritization

  • 20 Nov 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Regression Testing: Ensuring Adequate Coverage and Prioritization

Bindhya Sathyapal, Grainger

About the Topic

Software applications undergo continuous changes due to changes in customer requirements and business priorities. This means development teams continuously add and modify code from the centralized codebase. Modifying functionality has implications to other functionalities in the application where the affected code is reused or referenced, directly or indirectly.  Regression testing is the type of testing aimed at testing all existing functionalities in the application to ensure these code changes have not negatively affected existing application behavior. Join Bindhya Sathyapal as she provides key insights into challenges and solutions in regression testing with the central focus of testing business critical and highly impactful areas of the application. During her presentation, Bindhya will describe techniques for identifying core regression scenarios based on a variety of key factors and how to prioritize them so high priority test cases can be scheduled to run first. She will discuss when repeatable tests can or should be automated.  During her presentation, Bindhya will also provide guidance into the processes and procedures required to ensure the smooth ongoing maintenance and optimization of the regression test suite.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Need for regression testing
  • Identifying core regression scenarios, prioritization and ongoing maintenance
  • Automating regression tests: how to do it right the first time

About the Speaker

Bindhya Sathyapal QA lead, brings her 10+ year’s wealth of eCommerce QA experience from Nordstrom, Sears and Grainger. Six years ago, she joined Grainger eCommerce team and leads QA efforts on various critical projects. She completed the GEL (Global Emerging Leader) training in July’17 and applies these leadership skills to developing team members through motivation, mentoring, influence and recognition. She frames QA processes and best practices. As regression lead, she bridges regression and automation supporting Grainger’s continuous improvement goals. Bindhya coordinates Grainger Spotlight event, a tech talk in engineering department. Outside work, Bindhya loves to spend time with family (husband and two daughters) vacationing, dancing and painting.


Hosted by DePaul iD Lab
DePaul University Conference Services
1 E. Jackson Blvd. 8th Floor
Chicago IL 60604
DePaul Center Room 11042 (North Cafe)


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Sign-in & Networking
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Announcements

2:15 pm – 4:00 pm Presentation (15 minute break at 2:45)


Please register by November 19, 2019, at If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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