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Continuous Quality: What DevOps Means for QA


DevOps and Continuous Delivery drive dramatic shifts in the roles, perspectives, and skill sets of QA Engineers. They must become software engineers in their own right. At the same time, they need the ability to understand and validate operational concerns such as security, scalability, resilience, etc. In a software-as-service world, QA's ultimate job is to help DevOps organizations understand the customer's job-to-be-done and ensure they satisfy customers' needs for deliverability and serviceability.

This talk will provide a detailed introduction to the new role of QA within DevOps. It will describe testing tools and techniques applicable to Continuous Delivery. It will also explore ways that QA can help connect Dev and Ops more directly to the business and to the customer.


Jeff Sussna is Founder and Principal of Ingineering.IT, a DevOps and Continuous Delivery coaching and implementation consultancy. Jeff has more than 20 years of IT experience, and has led high-performance teams across the Dev/QA/Ops spectrum. He was recognized as a Top 50 Must-Read IT Blogger for 2012 by BizTech Magazine. His interests focus on the intersection of development, operations, design, and business.

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