Agile + DevOps East 2020 Industry Presentation : Shift Left: Engage Business Users in Automation Early to Remove Risk and Accelerate Agile+DevOps Timelines

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Shift Left: Engage Business Users in Automation Early to Remove Risk and Accelerate Agile+DevOps Timelines

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BizDevOps is an approach to software development that encourages developers, business, testing and quality assurance (QA) teams to work collectively. This approach enables an organization to align closer to business deliverables while minimize risk and shorten deployment cycles. Integrating the business quickly and early, gaining their process understanding and involving them in process discovery are keys to moving from DevOps to the BizDevOps framework.  Moving code to production faster does not help when the code does not help business be more efficient and nimble.

However, involving the business is not simple. You need tools designed for Business and IT alike to accelerate automation across all parts of the process versus just the last leg of deployment. Business users need to capture processes as the they work, then automatically generate artifacts and process documentation to assist and drive dev, testing and QA teams.

In this presentation, we’ll provide:

  • Why process discovery is a necessity to mitigate risk and shorten timelines
  • Guidance on how to successfully include the Business 
  • As well as the use of our unique risk-based evaluation and testing methods to shorten development and deployment lifecycles in your organization


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Chris Kraus


Chris Kraus is Worksoft’s Vice President of Product Management. Chris is a testing visionary with deep expertise in test automation tools and best practices for both custom and packaged applications. Throughout his 25+ years in technology, Chris has worked as an integration engineer, solution architect and product manager for leading software development companies. Chris was an early adopter of Agile and has helped the world’s largest enterprises transform their testing organizations and become more competitive thru the adoption of agile testing best practices and automation solutions.