The Test Expert's Role in DevOps
DevOps is a culture shift that emphasizes collaboration between software developers and other IT professionals while automating software delivery and infrastructure changes. It aims to establish an environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen more rapidly, frequently, and reliably. Many see DevOps as an extension to agile. In this session, Mike Sowers suggests that for those in testing roles, we may still be running to keep up in order to contribute in an agile context, and DevOps just adds to that pressure. But we can and should still strive to contribute significantly. What are the expectations for the test expert's role in DevOps? Join Mike as he discusses the key challenges and opportunities for testing experts to participate in DevOps. He will share his experiences and make observations and recommendations for how testing roles should prepare for the transition to DevOps, what skills and attributes are useful, and some likely hurdles to overcome. You will learn some practical ways that test experts can quickly contribute to value streams and the continuous delivery pipeline.