Testing starts with the first line of code! It is NOT a downstream activity. DevOps testing has a critical role to play in a Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Without integrated testing DevOps simply will not work! With the advent of DevOps and the movement to breakdown silos between developers, QA, security, and operations, it becomes critically important that all members of an IT team - regardless of what tools they use, or role they play - understand the essentials of testing.
Every member of your development team should also integrate to ensure Compliance and Audit outcomes! It is a new world. In this new world, we can leverage from existing but must be open to walking through new doors of opportunity.
Understanding traditional test strategies is helpful but when and where, and most importantly how we proceed with our test strategy must shift. Knowing how to code is not enough, Quality Assurance in and of itself is not enough. We cannot afford to have our products and services fail and we certainly do not want them to fail publicly.
Anyone involved in defining or deploying a DevOps testing strategy and those orchestrating and automating a Continuous Delivery Pipeline.
- Quality assurance managers
- Testers and quality assurance teams
- Software engineers and DevOps engineers
- IT managers
- Project managers
- Release managers and delivery staff
- Maintenance and support staff
- Anyone involved in testing tool selection
- And if you are reading this, YOU!
This is an amazing time of opportunity in the IT Industry. We do not have to give up stability and reliability for speed. You and your staff can optimize your career path and change the direction of your entire organization. That direction leads to real outcomes that benefit speed to value, and customer satisfaction at a lower cost. It can be done!