STAREAST 2022 Concurrent Session : Role of Testers in Agile / DevOps Environment


Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Role of Testers in Agile / DevOps Environment


The role of a tester is bigger and expandable beyond time-boxed sprints. As much as the Test First mindset starts from sprint planning, it is important for testers to be tech-savvy to support the tested code successfully released into production. And behold, close out with Smoke testing. This session focuses on the role of a tester in and beyond sprint:

  • How to collaborate with other roles at the program level?
  • How testers can contribute during DevOps automation?
  • What's the definition of done for the team and for the product?

Two things that the audience can take away from this session:
1) The expanded role of testers
2) Delivery of quality product by various kinds of testing through out the SDLC


Savvy Katham is an organizational catalyst and a management consultant focusing on modern technologies, cloud solutions, and lean frameworks. Savvy has over two decades of experience across various industries, including Life Sciences, Health Care, Finance, and Technology. She firmly believes that empowered leaders drive success in any field. Coaching and guidance are opportunities to bring out the intrinsic qualities of people working in highly challenging environments. Savvy is a passionate agilista who trains and coaches leaders and teams to reap the benefits of Agile. As a conference speaker, she presents on Agile, DevOps, and Agile/GaMP implementations. In her leisure time, she enjoys Yoga and volunteering for professional and social nonprofit organizations.