Posts in Category: DevOps

Evergreen Automation: Solving a Classic Test Automation Problem

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The Classic Achilles Heel in Test Automation One of the classic challenges in testing, and the Achilles heel in many a test automation program is the difficulty in keeping test cases current as changes are made to the applications under test.  While some applications remain reasonably static, there are others that are much more change-centric and […]

Part 1: Collaboration and Integration in DevOps

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Part 1 in a series of 3 If you’re not collaborating, you’re not producing the highest quality apps. When I initially introduced the idea of a 3-part blog series, I said that I considered DevOps to be at the crossroads of three key business capabilities, all of which come together to represent true game-changing potential […]

Tapping Into the Value of DevOps in a QA World (Three Part Series Introduction)

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I consistently have clients ask me questions regarding the interplay between DevOps and their QA strategy. What is it? What are the benefits? How does this change our QA processes and what’s the best way to implement these changes? Others that I talk to are simply seeking advice on building a solid argument to evolve […]

How Do You Measure Quality Within Your SDLC?

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As a QA Director at a previous company, I once had the Tech Support Director ask me during a Ship/No-Ship Decision meeting what the value of showing test case execution metrics in terms of “% of tests passing” vs. “% of tests failing” provided in terms of understanding overall product quality. As the “defender of […]

Get Organized in Test Automation

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We recently polled 150 testing professionals about what the biggest challenge in their software delivery cycle and I was completely surprised by the response.   Overwhelmingly they said that getting their teams organized was what they had the most difficulty with. Traditionally, you see organizations struggle with the amount of time a product is “stuck” […]