STARWEST 2019 Concurrent Session : The Game of Continuous Delivery

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 9:45am to 10:45am

The Game of Continuous Delivery

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The holy grail of a modern QA professional is to achieve high quality while continuously delivering features to customers, and the only way to achieve that mission is via continuous testing and delivery. The most critical step in agile transformation and continuous delivery adoption is identifying the bottlenecks in the product development cycle. Tanya Kravtsov will describe tools and methods that facilitate that discovery process and explore ways you can use mind maps, innovation games, and more to identify, prioritize, and resolve bottlenecks. You'll learn ways to deal with the most common bottlenecks that cripple development progress: data, environments, and testing. Tanya will share her experiences with combating these bottlenecks and talk about tools and processes that helped her to overcome them.


Tanya Kravtsov is a Senior Director of QA at Audible, helping to build a new QA org to support innovative product development at scale. Previously, as the head of automation and continuous delivery at ROKITT, senior QA manager at Syncsort, and VP at Morgan Stanley, Tanya focused on quality, automation, and DevOps practices and worked with internal and external customers to transform development and testing processes. Tanya is passionate about process automation, which encompasses test, data, and environment automation, as well as continuous integration and continuous delivery. She has extensive experience building and training new teams and helping organizations adapt agile practices. Tanya is a founder of the DevOpsQA NJ Meetup group and a speaker at events including Øredev, TestBash, STAREAST, QUEST, and the Jenkins User conference, as well as a keynote at Agile + DevOps West. Follow her on Twitter @DevOpsQA.