Better Software West 2017 Concurrent Session - DevOps: The Key to Quality-Driven Development | TechWell

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

DevOps: The Key to Quality-Driven Development

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Rapidly evolving business demands and competitive environments pose challenges to increase the speed of delivery and do better with less. This often results in sacrificing quality and failing to understand that a minimum viable product must be “viable” to the customer. When organizations realize this, they often turn to DevOps practices that are rapidly becoming the new norm. Gajan Pathmanathan discusses how to ensure quality-driven development through DevOps while maintaining delivery speed. He focuses on the transition an organization needs to make to ship “quality” software frequently, the importance of an efficient testing feedback mechanism, and some infamous fallouts if quality is overlooked. He explores a spectrum of tools—Docker, Bamboo, Jenkins, Selenium, Cucumber, and Splunk—that can be used to enable continuous quality throughout the software delivery pipeline. Join Gajan to discuss the need for quality-driven development in an agile environment. Take away ideas to optimize the value stream and ensure continuous quality by implementing DevOps.

Gajan Pathmanathan
Quicken Loans

Gajan Pathmanathan is a quality evangelist, a DevOps enthusiast, and an enabler with nearly fourteen years of experience in designing, developing, and testing software. He is currently the leader of the enterprise quality architecture team at Quicken Loans, where he is responsible for implementing solutions and strategies for continuous quality and quality-driven development at the enterprise level. Prior to joining Quicken Loans, Gajan worked at Intel Security/McAfee as a lead engineer and led the team that was responsible for defining quality processes across the organization, especially test automation processes. Gajan holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He comfortably “speaks” about ten languages—seven programming languages and three natural languages. Find Gajan on LinkedIn and Twitter.