Karol Szewczak Lufthansa Systems Poland

BIO: I’m a passionate tester (twitter addicted) continuously looking how to increase my knowledge and skills and how to share with others what I’ve learned already. I started my career in testing a decade ago in telecommunication company and have been spending time since then on learning, learning and once again learning. Right now I’m test architect looking for a way to evolve testing at our company, to move it to next level and remove obstacles hindering daily work of my colleagues.

Presentation: Shift monitoring left
session level: intermediate

“Migrating a monolithic system to an ecosystem of microservices is an epic journey” and as before each journey, you should prepare yourself. But what does it really mean for us and our teams? Change is coming, bringing more questions than answers and uncertainty that should be clarified before landing safely on production rather than hitting hard the wall. Is our test strategy capable of handling new reality? Without the safety net of extended testing phases how can we evaluate the product, how can we support answering questions like: are we done? Is the product ready? We are trying to shift left testing and on the other hand test on production, but are we ready with our product and tools to be on production? Is our monitoring strategy verified? Have we tested it? By shifting monitoring left and adding it to test strategy we can gain confidence not only in monitoring itself but also in the product – you gain continuous feedback on your analysis and test scenarios created earlier as well.


Participants will be encouraged to include continuous monitoring to their daily routines and will gain confidence in exploring new areas outside of their comfort zones. They will learn that DevOps is also for testers and they can play a significant role there. That metrics, monitoring shall not be left to the end of the SDLC and whole team can benefit from early adoption of continuous monitoring. They will get a brief overview of existing tools they can use and that there is nothing to be afraid of. They will see the power of visualization – how simple dashboard can spread information about current state of environment/product and how different stakeholders react to it.