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):
Software development is changing, and changing fast. Is your QA team keeping up?
Quality assurance needs to be about more than catching bugs. Testers can and should provide greater value to the development process from start to finish. Today’s testing teams are challenged both to be more technical and to have greater business savvy.
This talk will cover some of the predictions around where software testing is going and provide practical solutions to help attendees prepare to meet the demands of the future.
Bridget Kieras is a senior IT manager at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, where she’s led software development teams and managed QA and BA staff for nearly 15 years. Bridget is the Past President of KCQAA and president of the Kansas City chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis.