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Saglam Dr. Gaye

Test Team Leader, Expert Test Engineer
SIEMENS Turkey R&D Center


Head of Quality Validation Turkey Team of MindSphere IoT Cloud Platform

Dr. Gaye Saglam has a strong experience in the fields of industrial automation and software test management. She has 13 yeears of work experience. Between 2007 and 2013, she was working for the leading research center of Turkey, called TUBITAK, as a Senior Researcher in the field of industrial automation. Since 2013, she has been currently working as an Expert Test Engineer and Test Team Leader at Siemens R&D Center in Turkey. Her key expertise areas are test management, cloud software test automation, programming for PLC and SCADA systems. She is a Control and Automation Engineer and received her Ph.D degree from Istanbul Technical University. She is the owner of PMP®, PSPO™, ISTQB® Test Manager, R&D Project Management certificates. She has a great enthusiasm for novel improvement initiatives and research. In her free time, she likes reading about psychology, human behaviour, personal development, testing, leadership topics. She is also interested in music, playing tennis and swimming. 


A Novel Approach for QA Scrum Teams to Improve Test Management Process


In our talk, we will introduce Siemens way of enabling better test management approach. We will explain Test Owner role, how it can be handled in test lifecycle, which responsibilities he/she should have, which measures should be taken to get the most benefit out of it and how it facilitates further improvements in all software development lifecycle (SDLC). In the end, we will also give the key message to the audience to think about the needed cultural change in quality mindset, as “Quality should be lived by everyone, not reached or governed just by some specific groups such as test teams!”

Ms Dr Gaye Saglam - Head of Quality Assurance Turkey Team of Siemens MindSphere IoT Cloud Platform, Expert Test Engineer

Mr Tolga Aktas - Test Owner Quality Assurance Turkey Team of MindSphere IoT Cloud PlatformExpert Test Engineer

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

Test Debt Reduction in QA Teams to Improve Software Testing Process


Similar to the "technical debt" concept in software development projects, several "test debts" were identified and some reduction/elimination methods were applied for them in regards to Siemens MindSphere QA project. There have been important improvements in both technical and process side. 

Key Takeaways from this talk: 

  • Similarities and differences between "technical debt" and "test debt" concepts. 
  • Introduction of several test debts in alignment with some fields in software testing process such as test design, test quality, manual testing, test automation, test life cycle, defect management, test team competence, test quality and testing tools. 
  • Examples of test debt reduction/elimination methods and solutions. 
  • Future extensions on the test debt concept and possible application areas.
Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)