PMI Pune Seminar: “Chanakya’s Project Mgmt Ideas” & “Setting expectations from Test Automation” – 10th Oct

What: Project Management Institute, Pune Chapter’s monthly meeting, consisting of two sessions – 1. Chanakya‘s Project Management ideas by Anuraag Gupta. 2. Setting correct expectations around test automation by Shrikant Dhamal
When: Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Cummins Auditorium, Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh, 193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge & S. M. Joshi hall, Pune 411030. Reception (Tel) – +91(20) 24534190
Registration: This event is free for all, and no registration is required

Chanakya’s Project Management ideas by Anuraag Gupta

Anuraag has a 1st class Bachelors of Commerce degree from Mumbai University. He currently works with Laymen Consultants – a Mumbai based Training Company as Financial Trainer & Speaker on Finance. He also works as Chief Investment Officer with Profound Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai – a Proprietary Trading and Investment company investing in various Asset Classes. He is a visiting faculty at Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, Mumbai University and a Speaker at Rotract club seminars for Wealth Building and Stock Picking. He is founder and chief convener of Mumbai Investors Group – a closed investor forum.

Chanakya is the world’s oldest management Guru. He lived in 3rd Century BC and his book Kautilya’s Arthashastra has guided generations on good governance. It is also a book of management and has various ideas and principles that can be applied in the field of modern project management. From planning of projects, to understanding a project in detail, execution of projects and successful completion of projects he has left nothing untouched. These ideas are simple to understand and practical in its application. The session will bring out the age of ideas of Chanakya in detail.

Setting correct expectations around test automation by Shrikant Dhamal PMP®

Shrikant has over 10 years of industry experience with last 7 years in Software testing domain. He currently heads the Test Automation Center of Excellence in SQS India, the offshore wing of SQS Group, world’s largest independent software testing & quality management services provider. He has been actively involved in all the aspects of functional and automated regression testing having delivered more than 30 business-critical projects to customer satisfaction. He comes from mechanical engineering industry and has specialized in test automation using open source tools like Auto IT, Selenium etc. He has rich experience in various domains spanning Network monitoring and management, IT Information Security, HealthCare Insurance, Telecom, PLM, Credit Cards, Airline, CAD tools, Storage Area Network, Service Management Systems, CRM, and Wireless Security. He is also conducted corporate training for many Industry houses in and around Pune

Test automation becoming the key for executing routine and repetitive tests to catch up with ever increasing tests release after release of product and ever shrinking schedule. Many organizations are initiating test automation projects also for saving on efforts / cost of testing. Setting right expectations of stakeholders around test automation (output, effort, time and resources required) is the key to the success of project. Shrikant will point out considerations to set correct expectation around test automation project with the help of selected questions, which you should ask to stakeholders. Shrikant will cover following topics in his presentation:

  • Quick introduction to regression test automation
  • Regression test automation methodology
  • Questions and considerations to set correct expectations around test automation.

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