STARWEST 2019 Keynote : QADevSecOps: Leading a Quality-Driven DevOps Transformation

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:45am

QADevSecOps: Leading a Quality-Driven DevOps Transformation

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Have you wondered where QA professionals fit into a DevSecOps transformation? Stacy Kirk thinks they should champion the transformation. Regardless of where your company is on its journey to DevSecOps, quality must be at the forefront for optimal effectiveness and customer value. This means promoting feedback loops that use monitoring and reporting tools effectively, and most importantly, it means creating a culture of collaborative communication and continuous improvement. The role of the QADevSecOps practitioner must evolve from ensuring the quality of software to assessing the effectiveness of the company’s security and development processes using retrospectives as the new defect tracking system. Discover how Stacy’s experiences with innovative techniques have infused quality into every aspect of an agile transformation, from development to security to operations. You’ll learn how to address cultural challenges according to your company’s stage in the DevOps maturity model, along with how to use both subtle and bold leadership techniques as part of your motivational toolbox. Learn how knowledge and expertise drive the true meaning of quality—which ultimately brings value to the end-user.

Stacy Kirk
QualityWorks Consulting Group, LLC

As a software QA architect, agile coach, coder, and speaker, Stacy Kirk champions quality and process innovation in software development. She has led global IT teams to deliver cutting-edge web, mobile, and enterprise applications in a variety of industries from advertising to security. Stacy founded QualityWorks Consulting Group and, an international firm that has become a global leader in DevOps best practices. Her consultants create products, tools, processes, and frameworks that enable businesses to accelerate software delivery. QualityWorks’ services include manual and automated testing of web and mobile applications, with a specialty in designing continuous delivery automation frameworks for performance, database, API, and mobile test efficiency.