Agile + DevOps East 2023 Tutorial: What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing

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

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a company that helps organizations accelerate software delivery using agile methods. Prior to founding Coveros, he was the co-founder of application security company Cigital, where he served as CEO for 16 years.

Jeffery is a recognized software expert and popular keynote speaker at both business and technology conferences on a variety of software quality, security, DevOps, and agile topics. He has testified in front of congress on issues such as digital rights mgmt., software quality, and software research.

Jeffery is the technical editor of the AgileConnection community (