Agile + DevOps East 2020 Industry Presentation : Value of Certification in Agile & DevOps

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Value of Certification in Agile & DevOps

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Testing continues to evolve as Agile, DevOps, and now DevSecOps are the new standards for the software application lifecycle. Great efficiencies have been gained and automation plays a larger role in development, testing, and deployment. With a “shift-left” mindset, testing is now more involved, and earlier in the process. Automated processes continue to make inroads, not only for testing but for quickly and efficiently move code from unit to system testing, then to production, and finally with monitoring and continuous improvement steps to provide feedback and increase quality. This adds overall complexity which needs to be managed and mitigated, when problems surface. ASTQB provides a rich body of ISTQB knowledge that can be used to understand these optimization challenges for this evolving paradigm shift.


  • The evolving definition of a software tester in Agile, DevOps, and DevSecOps
  • How to update your skills to meet evolving roles and testing challenges
  • Where do you see your career in testing going?
Andrew Pollner

Andrew Pollner

ASTQB - American Software Testing Qualifications Board

Mr. Pollner is President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) where he has served as a director since 2004. Mr. Pollner is chair of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Performance Testing syllabus and Advanced Test Automation syllabus working groups.