Agile + DevOps East 2023 Concurrent Session : Smooth Sailing: Navigating Release Management in the DevOps Landscape

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Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Smooth Sailing: Navigating Release Management in the DevOps Landscape

Embark on an illuminating voyage with me ( Priyanka Halder) as we delve into Release Management's uncharted territory within the DevOps era. As a Quality Engineering Leader, I invite you to explore the synergy of agility and stability for triumphant software deliveries. We'll uncover strategies that steer us through challenges, nurture collaboration, and embrace evolution in this dynamic sphere. Unravel core DevOps principles, cultivate collaborative cultures, and refine robust release processes. Discover the pivotal role Release Management plays in bridging the agility-stability divide, ensuring seamless software deployment. We'll navigate foundational strategies, harmonize CI/CD pipelines, facilitate effective communication, and ensure compliance. Join me to glean practical strategies, agile integration methods, communicative techniques, data-driven refinements, and resilient deployment strategies, propelling our software endeavors. In conclusion, anchoring our journey with the essence of DevOps culture, best practices, and collaborative spirit, we chart a course for impeccable software deliveries—a shared odyssey awaits!

Priyanka Halder
Oscar Health

Priyanka Halder has more than 15 years of experience in Quality Engineering leadership working in various multi-billion dollar companies like Oscar Health, GoodRx Inc, Sony Network Entertainment, Dell R&D, Accenture, and Truecar. She currently leads the Quality Engineering + DevOps team at Oscar Health – the one and only full-stack powered health insurance company in America. Growing up in India, Priyanka today sees herself as a Californian and is building her career implementing QA teams to use technologies like Kubernetes, visual validation, test stabilization pipelines, and CI/CD for each code deployment. She loves to tackle DevOps & QA technical challenges with the help of modern technologies like Playwright, Applitools, and BrowserStack. She won the “World Bug Battle Championship 2014” while representing America and was also a recent speaker at Automation Guild, Testflix, STAREAST, Wonder Women in Tech, and Test Leadership Congress. In her spare time, Priyanka loves to travel, try out new foods, and spend time with her daughters Ariya and Adrika.