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Agile Testing of Microservices

Organizations are under pressure to build, deploy, and scale applications faster to be competitive in the market. The monolithic architecture of many existing applications obstruct innovation and increases time to market, so many organizations are migrating to MSA (Microservices Architecture). In an Agile landscape, DevOps methodologies and container technologies like Docker make it easier to implement Microservices and test them. They also reduce risk and speed up continuous deployment and continuous delivery of the Microservices. The biggest challenge is in managing all of these moving parts to sync up. In last few years, some of the large scale online organisations like Netflix, eBay and Amazon changed their application to Microservices architecture. It was not a radical shift but improvement over time. They have evolved from a monolithic to Microservices architecture due to the immense benefits.

This paper talks about why monolithic architectures aren’t an option anymore, why a transition to micro services is necessary, challenges faced by agile testing teams, Test strategy, Best practices, Achieving Agile excellence with Microservices.


  • Agility in Microservices
  • Testing Microservices
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Deployment
  • DevOps journey

Praveenkumar Prem

Praveen has 16+ years of experience in Software Testing and worked in Agile Delivery since 2007. He has worked for global organisations across Europe and practiced Agile/Distributed Agile Delivery methodology.

He is a SAFe Agilist, Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master; an Agile Enthusiast and Scrum Alliance Member. He is also ISTQB Certified Tester, British Computer Society Certified in Software Testing (Intermediate) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. In addition, Praveen is trained on DevOps & IBM Cloud Platform and implemented them in multiple projects.

He is currently the Capgemini Agile Practice Lead based out of Bangalore, India. As part of the Practice; he has performed various roles for multiple clients and domain, including and not limited to being an Agile Coach, Agile Transformation Lead and Agile Scrum Master.

He is responsible for making sure a Scrum team lives by the values and practices of Scrum at Capgemini.


Manojkumar Nagaraj

Manoj is an enterprising leader with 25 years of cross cultural global experience in IT including 16 yrs in USA handling different roles ranging from Project Management, Delivery Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy & Consulting, and Alliance management, Enterprise Sales, Testing Pre-sales and Head of COE’s. His experience includes working on diverse technology platforms, managing diverse cross functional programs-new initiatives, product development, process re-engineering, IT Transformation and large testing outsourcing deals. He has been engaged with many top companies like Caterpillar, WellsFargo, ACT, Google, Microsoft, HasBro, NBCU, Arcadia, Mr. Price and Cisco.

He has applied innovative concepts leveraging the partner offerings and instrumental in creating Digital Business Assurance using crowdtesting and Test Environment “As-a-Service” solution using HP stack at Tech Mahindra.

His entrepreneurial stint includes running boutique consulting firm K2 Technologies Inc in US and co-founding Education start-up in India.

He has done BE from Bangalore University and MS from University of Texas, USA. Also, he has undergone Executive MBA Education at Tippie School of Management, USA.

In his current role as Strategic large deals Solution Architect, he has crafted solution strategy to drive large Cloud Migration validation approaches and successfully delivered proposals to many marquee clients like ING, Thompson Reuters, Warner Brothers, Quintiles, Tyco Electronics, Meijer and other large Enterprise customers.

He is instrumental in launching innovative Cloud based Performance testing solution called “Performance Testing as-a Service” a game changer solution that helps the clients to leverage plug-play platform to drive their complete Performance testing requirements without any CAPEX.


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