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CQAA May 2014 Speaker Program: Roadmap to Continuous Integration Testing and Benefits

  • 20 May 2014
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Walgreen’s Walgreen's University, Charles R. Walgreens rooms 1 & 2. 6 Parkway North Deerfield, IL 60015


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Roadmap to Continuous Integration Testing and Benefits
Gowri Selka, Walgreens
Natalie Koltun, Walgreens

About the Topic

Software quality and test management are critical elements to ensure successful project delivery. TCOEs have been successful in the industry to drive efficiency, standardization and scalability. For industries that have complex business processes and enterprise wide integrated systems with various technologies, it is important to implement continuous integrated testing within the development cycle along with automated builds to maximize testing investments and to improve the speed to market.

We will explore capabilities and processes that are foundational to enable an organization to adapt continuous testing methodology. We will explore challenges and the organizational maturity required to develop comprehensive test plan, quality management strategy and alignment with the SDLC to reduce the cycle time required for testing. Continuous testing methodology allows functional test teams to focus on business processes rather than detailed tests for each component. We will provide insights into the benefits of continuous testing from early defect detection and ways to effectively test based on technology and business domain.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Identify business needs that requires organization to go beyond TCOE
  • What are the foundational capabilities of continuous integrated testing
  • Benefits of Continuous integrated testing
About the Speaker

Gowri Selka is a Software Quality Assurance and Engineering executive in Walgreens. Gowri earned her MBA from University of Chicago and holds multiple patents in the Healthcare industry. She leads an organization of 450 people to provide various testing services and quality management from 8 different locations around the globe to help deliver excellence. Her team focuses on intelligent quality through innovative capabilities and continuous improvements. Gowri has successfully implemented a scalable, cost effective organization to provide software quality for multiple lines of businesses that produces $70B revenue. This has enabled Walgreens to achieve multi-million dollars of savings through virtualization, reduction in cycle time and early defect detection. She is passionate in improving Quality Assurance discipline that provides value added services to customers through innovation and partnership.

Natalie Koltun is a Software Quality Assurance and Engineering Sr. Manager in Walgreens. She works in Technology Industry for almost 20 years. Natalie leads Quality Assurance and Engineering Shared Services within BSS QA&E Organization. QA&E Shared Services provide support for multiple lines of business within Business Services and Solutions. Areas of support include Performance Testing, Automation Testing, SOA Testing, Service Virtualization, Test Data Management and Tools Administration. QA&E Share Services Team focuses on high complexity technical support and provides technical testing solutions for critical programs and applications. Natalie drives innovation and creativity, builds optimized and efficient operations through consistency and effective strategy.

Host and Location

Walgreen's University, Charles R. Walgreens rooms 1 & 2.
6 Parkway North
Deerfield, IL 60015


1:30-2:00 Sign-in & Networking
2:00-2:15 Announcements
2:15-4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 3:00)



PLEASE REGISTER BY Friday, May 16, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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