Cigniti Organizes ‘Leadership in Quality Engineering (LiQE) 2015’ in Texas, US

Cigniti Technologies, North America’s largest Independent Software Testing Services Company, recently organized the first edition of the Leadership in Quality Engineering (LiQE) event on 19th February, 2015 in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. The software quality engineering thought leadership event, focused on the challenges and best practices of software testing, has given a one-of-its-kind experience to the audience. The event brought in eminent speakers from leading industry analyst firms, seasoned software quality leaders from fortune 500 companies, test engineering specialists and practitioners with deep technology and domain expertise.

“Being the thought leaders in the QA space, Cigniti has implemented several engineering practices in QA and assured to make LiQE not just a semi-annual event, but a true forum and platform to share quality engineering ideas.”

Theresa Lanowitz, Founder & Principal Analyst, voke, Inc., delivered the event keynote and moderated the panel discussion. Pradeep Govindasamy, CTO, Cigniti Technologies, presented and spoke about the emerging trends in software testing for 2015 and beyond. LiQE’15 attracted CXOs and decision makers in Quality Assurance (QA) / testing space from about 100 companies to discuss, share and address issues that affect software quality, reliability and business, and also provided an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers.

Welcoming the guests to the first edition of LiQE, Sanjay Jupudi, President – Americas at Cigniti, said, “Today, we stand in a world that is driven by software; the CXOs are now heavily reliant on QA organizations for business assurance. QA, however, will be a thing of the past. LiQE is about the transformation of ‘quality assurance’ to ‘quality engineering,’ and about exciting trends, advancements in the engineering space now and for the years to come.”

He further said, “Being the thought leaders in the QA space, Cigniti has implemented several engineering practices in QA and assured to make LiQE not just a semi-annual event, but a true forum and platform to share quality engineering ideas.”

“The way enterprise software is getting delivered has rapidly changed in today’s world. The digital revolution being witnessed around mobile, social, analytics, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it inevitable for CXOs to relook at their software testing strategies. Adopting DevOps and leveraging service virtualization are key enablers to achieve agility. In the LiQE event, we displayed our wide range of software testing services that help organizations accelerate time-to-market, handle increasing compliance requirements and address performance challenges while offering improved ROI. Our best-in-class IP Led testing practice comprising test accelerators, tools, frameworks and highly skilled teams makes software testing predictable, innovative and reliable,” said Pradeep.

Encouraged by the overwhelming response and continuing its endeavor to constantly share the best practices around software quality engineering, Cigniti plans to organize a series of LiQE events across other regions of North America and the globe.


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EPAM Wins Best Agile Category at 2014 European Software Testing Awards

EPAM (NYSE:EPAM), a leading provider of product development and software engineering solutions, today announced winning the “Best Agile Project” category at The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA) which recognizes the best use of an agile approach in software testing. TESTA is an independent awards program established by Test Magazine, designed to celebrate and promote excellence, best practices and innovation in the Software Testing and Quality Assurance community.

“This award validates the significant investment EPAM has made in driving the adoption of agile principles and defining best practices for testing within agile software engineering,” said Gino Marckx, Director, Agile Competency Center. “More than 60% of EPAM’s client projects use our Pragmatic Agile approach in their development, testing and Business Transformation programs. EPAM won the award for demonstrating an advanced Agile approach to QA and testing that is both operable and sustainable. Our client needed to deploy six new applications spanning multiple channels – stores, call centers and online – and enable an integrated sales order, finance and distribution process to increase customers loyalty and satisfaction. Leveraging Agile engineering principles underpinned by rigorous testing and quality assurance was key to maintaining business alignment with users while rapidly delivering responsive applications.”

Screwfix, the UK’s leading multi-channel supplier of trade tools, hardware, DIY supplies, plumbing and electrical equipment has been utilizing EPAM skills since 2007. One of the key principles implemented by EPAM’s 70+ engineers and business analysts at Screwfix distributed between the UK, England and Ukraine was the adoption of Behavior Driven Development (BDD). This facilitated collaboration in creating scenarios and specifications and provided a unified approach to ensure all business needs were met. “These scenarios are used to create automated tests which allow us to test the code base while it is being developed rather than post-delivery. These tests are utilized to examine subsequent changes to business functionality, setting a baseline and raising visibility, successfully creating a sustainable test stack. This is one fantastic example of how incorporating a true top-to-bottom Agile approach brings significant benefits in reduced remediation, rework and allows faster deployments with business users getting what they asked for the first time,” said Sam Rehman, EPAM CTO and long-time Agile evangelist.

EPAM’s team of highly skilled professionals worked seamlessly with the Screwfix team, collaborating real-time and using specialized communications tools and an advanced “distributed agile SDLC” that bridged both time and distance barriers. This also harmonized the program requirements between the business and IT functions delivering real time results analysis, performance statistics and KPIs for the distributed teams. With this approach, EPAM and Screwfix could identify and resolve production issues ahead of deployment, while the applications continuously increased user visits minimizing disruption. The result has been an increased volume of purchasing decisions and the deployment of 350 in-store applications, a number that continues to grow.

Since 1993, EPAM has focused on a superior product-centric approach to Quality Assurance and Testing. EPAM’s leadership position in the Agile Services arena was further recognized this week by yet another independent research leader, Forrester, who in their December, 2014 report: “Market Overview: Agile Development Service Providers” included EPAM as a “Primary Agile Services Player”, stating ‘EPAM leverages its engineering Agile training, services capabilities, and accelerators of its product development practices to expand its Agile capabilities in the IT industry’. The company has aggressively invested in Agile and built one of the largest testing organization in Central and Eastern Europe, providing a broad range of related services from consulting to user experience testing and from enterprise test automation to EPAM’s Testing Center of Excellence solutions. Today, EPAM’s technical expertise and domain focus enables effective execution of these services for clients in Financial Services, Retail and Distribution, Travel and Hospitality, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Media industries.

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