STAREAST 2017 Concurrent Session - Deliver Enterprise Quality in an Agile and DevOps World | TechWell


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Deliver Enterprise Quality in an Agile and DevOps World

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Enterprises are adopting agile and DevOps methodologies because they focus on minimizing the latency of software delivery and the distance between “aha” and “ka-ching.” Jacob Ukelson says that judicious adoption of these methodologies can increase both velocity and quality, but inappropriate adoption can be disastrous—from an end-to-end quality perspective. Agile’s focus on iterative development and user involvement already has affected testing by increasing the emphasis on testing by developers themselves, component test automation, and by embedding testers in agile teams. DevOps’ focus on increasing the velocity of application provisioning, deployment, and configuration will cause yet another shift in testing. Done correctly, DevOps enables efficient and effective environment-based testing that is especially valuable for end-to-end quality (especially validation). Join Jacob to see how agile and DevOps can be used not only to increase delivery velocity but also to increase end-to-end quality. Take away a framework for agile and DevOps adoption that lowers adoption risk and ensures quality is a first-class citizen.

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Jacob Ukelson has focused on the application side of enterprise software for more than twenty-five years. Jacob started his software career at IBM’s TJ Watson research lab and has since been a CTO/product manager/BizDev executive for both large established software companies and startups. He started the DevOps period of his career four years ago as VP product strategy at Noliosoft (now CA), focused on application release automation. Since leaving CA, Jacob has been consulting with companies that provide different pieces of the end-to-end enterprise delivery puzzle. In his spare time Jacob is developing LectureMonkey, the world’s first mobile lecture capture solution for students.