DevOps: Find Solutions, Not More Defects

The promise of DevOps is that we can push new ideas out to market faster while avoiding delivering serious defects into production. Andreas Grabner explains that testers are no longer measured by the number of defect reports they enter, nor are developers measured by the lines of code they write. As a team, you are measured by how fast you can deploy high quality functionality to the end user. Achieving this goal requires testers to increase their skills. It’s all about finding solutions—not just problems. Testers must transition from reporting “app crashes” to providing details such as “memory leak caused by bad cache implementation.” Instead of reporting “it’s slow,” testers must discover “wrong hibernate configuration causes too much traffic from the database.” Using three real-life examples, Andreas illustrates what it takes for testing teams to become part of the DevOps transformation—bringing more value to the entire organization.

Session Takeaways:

  • How to “Level-Up” and become part of a “DevOps” Team.
  • Top Problems that crashed apps in production and how to find and solve them in testing.
  • Tooling to use beyond your current test tool set.


Agile Automation
Location: Aspen Date: April 6, 2016 Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am Andreas Grabner