Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Building Quality into Your Release Pipeline

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Building Quality into Your Release Pipeline

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Decreasing the time to market has become critical for many organizations. This heightened focus on speed has fundamentally changed the way software is designed, developed, released, and tested. Not long ago, it would have been common to see release testing efforts that took weeks or even months. Today, in many instances, QA instead only has days or hours to complete their testing efforts. Stepping up to this challenge is not easy, but it's essential. Troy Walsh will talk about adding quality to your release pipeline, starting by looking at what a release pipeline is and how it works. Building on that, Troy will explore how you can plug in automated and manual testing efforts, and then look at some of the tools that can make plugging into this pipeline relatively painless. Finally, he will walk through a fully built-out release pipeline so you can see how these concepts and tools can be leveraged in a real-world setting.

Troy Walsh

Troy Walsh is the national quality assurance & testing practice lead and co DevOps lead for Magenic Technologies. He started his career in the DevOps space as a Release developer, creating custom build, deployment and installation solutions for Epic Systems. Following Epic, he transitioned to consulting where he developed a love for test automation. Troy is a frequent blogger ( and and speaker (Twin Cities Test Automation Group, SauceCon, The Executive Leadership Institute and more) with a passion for test automation and DevOps.