Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : Effective Test Automation in DevOps

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Effective Test Automation in DevOps

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The ultimate objective of a DevOps approach is to deliver quality products to your customers as efficiently as possible. DevOps shops that achieved this state point to continuous testing as a key contributor to their success. However, QA and testing have become forgotten along the DevOps journey of many organizations. For groups that have incorporated testing, many have a release cadence that resembles something more like waterfall. The culprit is often the inability to incorporate stable automation into their testing practices. Lee Barnes will discuss how organizations can address these issues and move toward continuous testing within their DevOps practices. Specifically, the discussion will touch on key practices and methods for implementing test automation in a DevOps pipeline, including test suite and test scope, automation approaches and methods, and test environment and data management. You'll get practical guides and techniques that will help you avoid common DevOps test automation traps and implement effective automated testing in your pipeline.

Lee Barnes
Utopia Solutions

Lee Barnes has over twenty-five years of experience in the software quality assurance and testing field. He has successfully implemented test automation and performance testing solutions in hundreds of environments across a wide array of industries. He is a recognized thought leader in his field and speaks regularly at industry conferences, including STAREAST, STPCon, and QUEST. As founder and CTO of Utopia Solutions, Lee is responsible for the firm's delivery of software quality solutions, which include process improvement, test automation, and performance management.