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Wednesday, August 7 • 10:45 - 12:00
Testers in the deployment pipeline - Blockers or assets? (Alan Parkinson) popular

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Companies that release multiple times a day typically financially outperform companies that don’t. Moving from monthly or weekly deployments to deploying multiple times a day requires an introduction of new technical practices and the concept of the deployment pipeline. Without any changes to the testing techniques used and the stages they are applied within the pipeline, testing quickly becomes a bottleneck and a major frustration. The knee jerk reaction to this situation to remove skilled testers and just use "Automated tests".
Testers still have a place in deployment pipelines and in this interactive workshop, we will be using games to introduce the concepts of small frequent deployments, learn why tester practices may create a bottleneck in the deployment pipeline, and what changes you can make to avoid these blockages. The exercises run within the sessions are designed to be taken back to the office to help with coaching your co-workers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How automation can give a false sense of security to teams and why you still need skilled testers
  • Exercises to help coach, teach, or influence colleagues to adopt changes to testing within the deployment pipeline
  • The impact on testing when developers adopt a trunk-based branching strategy and feature toggles
  • Where different testing practices need to be moved within the deployment pipeline


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Alan Parkinson

CEO and Product Owner, Hindsight Software

Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
Chesapeake 10/11/12