John Ferguson Smart

Tailored mentoring to help your automated tests stay on course

Serenity BDD Online Training

In the coming months, we will be launching a premium online training program that will cover advanced test automation with Serenity BDD as well as more general training about BDD requirements discovery practices.

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Serenity BDD Mentoring

More and more teams are using Serenity BDD to fast-track their test automation efforts and to get the benefits of a reliable, high quality, and highly maintainable automated test suite sooner.

But teams adopting modern automated testing practices often face challenges to bring team members up to speed. We often get questions like:

  • How do we get our traditional (possibly manual) testers up to speed with modern test automation practices and Serenity BDD?
  • How do we adapt the tests to work in our environment and with our infrastructure?
  • How can we make our tests more robust and easier to maintain?

The Serenity BDD mentoring packages provide a cost-effective answer to these problems.

The Serenity BDD Mentoring Packages

“John’s mentoring was invaluable in getting our tests working. With John’s help, our tester is writing Serenity tests twice as fast, and the quality is significantly higher!”

- Ben, Ingogo

Our tailored mentoring packages ensure that you get the most out of your Serenity BDD test automation suite, whether you are already a test automation veteran or you are entirely new to test automation in Java.

Each mentoring package includes:

  • Support for up to 2 people for the smaller packages, and up to 4 people for the larger packages
  • An initial onsite visit to review the current tests and work with the team members
  • Regular remote pairing/mentoring sessions working on your production tests with up to 2 people working together on the same session
  • A monthly webinar covering Serenity best practices, news and updates
  • Exclusive access to premium training videos and resources
  • High priority email support for questions between mentoring sessions

Above all, this program gives you a privileged access to the most authoritative source of information about Serenity BDD - the framework authors themselves.

Flexible packages

Each package can be tailored to the needs of your team, or modelled on one of our most popular packages, shown here:

  • Level 1 - Low Intensity
  • 1 day onsite visit*
  • Two 2-hour remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resoruces
  • High priority email support
  • £6,250 + VAT
  • Level 2 - Medium Intensity
  • 1 day onsite visit*
  • Four 2-hour remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resoruces
  • High priority email support
  • £9,750 + VAT
  • Level 3 - High Intensity
  • 1 day onsite visit*
  • Eight 2-hour remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resoruces
  • High priority email support
  • £17,000 + VAT

* Onsite visits are included in the overall price for UK clients, please enquire for clients outside the UK

 

Each mentoring package lasts 3 months and can mentor a group of up to 2 people for levels 1 and 2, and up to 4 people for level 3.

Unrivalled efficiency and ROI

After 3 to 6 months of mentoring, even developers and testers with little experience in Serenity have shown improvements in productivity of 100% or more.

Visibility and flexibility - keeping tabs on progress

Mentoring packages last three months. At the end of each month, we review the progress of the mentees and evaluate them on a scale based on the Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition. At the end of the three months, clients may choose to continue the program, or move to a different package according to their needs.

Subsequent mentoring packages benefit from the following discounted rates:

  • Level 1 - Low Intensity
  • Two 2-hour remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resoruces
  • High priority email support
  • £4,000 + VAT
  • Level 2 - Medium Intensity
  • Four 2-hour remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resoruces
  • High priority email support
  • £7,500 + VAT
  • Level 3 - High Intensity
  • Eight 2-hour remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resoruces
  • High priority email support
  • £15,000 + VAT