Agile + DevOps West 2019 Tutorial: What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing

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DevOps is more than a buzzword or a passing fad. It's a radically new approach to rapidly deliver high-quality software applications. However, many organizations don’t fully grasp the magnitude of this change or what it means for everyone involved in the software development lifecycle. Jeffery Payne says that DevOps—when done right—drives higher quality and efficiency into software development, software testing, and application management activities. It empowers teams to remove impediments to quality and productivity throughout the entire software lifecycle. However, when DevOps is done wrong, critical bugs are deployed directly into production and software failures increase. Many test teams are confused about their role in this process and get frustrated. Jeffery discusses how DevOps impacts testing and what testers must do to reap the benefits of this movement. Learn what steps to take to get involved in a DevOps process and avoid the pitfalls. Take home ideas for how not only to leverage DevOps to advance your career but also to create and test better software.

Jeff Payne

Jeffery Payne has led Coveros since its inception in 2008. Under his guidance, the company has become a recognized market leader in secure agile software development. Mr. Payne is a popular keynote and featured speaker at technology conferences and has testified before Congress on technology issues such as intellectual property rights and cyber-terrorism. Prior to Coveros, he was co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Cigital, where he led the startup and growth of the company for 16 years. Mr. Payne is a former ACM National Lecturer and the co-founder of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Allegheny College and an M.S. in Computer Science from The College of William and Mary.