STARWEST 2017 Keynote : Testing and DevOps: Organizations and Their Culture Must Change

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Testing and DevOps: Organizations and Their Culture Must Change

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The DevOps movement is here. Now, companies with mature systems are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams and departments. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, development organizations have been filled with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. Adam Auerbach says this has to change. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills and even embrace coding to stay relevant and add more value to the business. Based on his experiences at Capital One, Adam explores what the DevOps movement is all about, its core values, and proven patterns for how testing must evolve. In organizations implementing DevOps, testers and test teams—with the right skills and mindset—can help lead the transformation and not be left behind. You and your team can be the agents that help your organization and its culture change to reap the benefits of the DevOps revolution.

Adam Auerbach
Lincoln Financial Group

Vice president of quality and DevOps engineering at Lincoln Financial Group, Adam Auerbach is responsible for leading the implementation of continuous testing and continuous delivery across the organization. Previously Adam was the senior director of technology for advanced testing and release services at Capital One Financial Corporation. Adam led Capital One’s enterprise performance and automated testing departments as well as enterprise release management and test data management. He provided leadership for the agile transformation of Capital One’s quality assurance group and led the enterprise adoption of DevOps and acceptance test-driven development.