At Siemens we have invented and defined a new key role Test Architect to meet the diverse challenges of shorter time-to-market, increasing complexity and more agility while keeping quality and other key system properties high. In the real world our test systems increase in size, volume, flexibility, velocity, complexity and unpredictability: think about testing of autonomous systems or testing of AI systems (artificial intelligence). Additionally, digitalization (virtualization, cloud, mobile, big data, data analytics, internet of things, continuous delivery, DevOps) requires more than just a face lift in testing.
This workshop shares our motivations, decisions, achievements, and experiences on our journey since 2016 to establish this new key role Test Architect on eye level with the software architects within the company:
Attend this workshop and learn what a Test Architect is all about and why we at Siemens are driving this forward. We are continuing our journey in this direction – at Siemens our target is to have nearly 50 certified Test Architects by the end of 2019. That means a tremendous upgrade and empowerment of testing!