Better Software West 2018 Tutorial: What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 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
Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods.  Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles while being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.  Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was Chairman of the Board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting.  Mr. Payne has published over 30 papers on software development and testing as well as testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber-terrorism, and software quality.