Cerner Corporation's new architecture, Orion, is focusing on testing code earlier, more often, with increased coverage. This is done through automation functionality and technically within our code. The goal is to catch critical issues earlier within the release cycle along with cutting down our cycle time.
In today’s “footrace” to deliver high-quality software products, efficiently and ahead of the competition, it is critical for organizations to ensure QA and DevOps are running in tandem.
In an era of shorter software product release schedules, organizations adopting the principles of DevOps can realize an important competitive advantage. Simply put, DevOps is a process for close collaboration between developers, QA, product owners and IT operations during the entire product lifecycle to ensure software is released rapidly without compromising on quality.
In a high-functioning DevOps culture, QA is one of the pillars because it ensures everyone is responsible for bug-free software throughout the entire process. The “lines” between development and QA are blurred and many responsibilities become shared – and bug prevention becomes even more important than bug detection.
When QA and DevOps runs in tandem, it enables continuous integration, delivery and deployment of applications.
Learning Objectives: Our talk will help to demystify DevOps, suggestions on how to best align QA, Development and Operations within your organization, and allow you to tap into our expertise on how to release high-quality products quicker to your audience. We’ll tackle the following subjects (and more):
The #FailFast concept was first coined in the late nineties but has had a resurgence with the DevOps and Agile movements. Unlike Agile and DevOps though, #FailFast has conflicting views on whether the movement is good and bad. Let’s go over the history of #FailFast, look at some case studies, and discuss ways to incorporate the ideas into our lives when it makes sense.
Sarah is a Technical Project Manager in the Program Management Office at Cerner Corporation. She has worked in the automated testing, mobile and interoperability spaces at Cerner in a number of roles and holds certifications as a Certified Software Quality Analyst, ICAgile Certified Professional, and a Project Management Professional. When not working, Sarah is quilting, competing in dog agility, or chasing her 18 month-old twins around.