STAREAST 2020 Concurrent Session : Yes, DevOps and Continuous Testing Are Possible in Non-Agile Environments

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Yes, DevOps and Continuous Testing Are Possible in Non-Agile Environments

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Agile development disciplines, along with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), have transformed how teams develop and deliver applications in short bursts with higher quality. The next step is DevOps, the central concept of which is to manage end-to-end engineering processes and focus on constant testing, to deliver fast in a highly collaborative environment. Successful teams know the secret to delivering high-quality products so quickly is in continuous testing, especially leveraging automation capabilities. However, teams don't necessarily need to be agile in order to adopt CI/CD, DevOps, or continuous testing. Ramapriya Raju will show how, even in non-agile environments, a large portion of DevOps best practices can be implemented efficiently by application development and testing teams, ultimately improving the time to market and delivery quality. You will learn about shifting left and right along the software development lifecycle; how everyone can adopt continuous improvement techniques, from team members to executives; and some innovative techniques to move toward continuous delivery, irrespective of your development model.

Ramapriya Raju
IBM

Ramapriya Raju is an IT delivery executive with experience in client relationships, new client engagements, and complex program management. She has managed global team management, complex contracts, and KPIs and SLAs, and driven business development through innovation and transformation. A software delivery and agile expert, she has helped shape and secure large deals along with successful project and program deliveries. Ramapriya has strong experience in transforming organizations in various stages of technology and process maturity across global environments. She's passionate about learning, engaging, winning, transforming, innovating, inventing, traveling, and reading! Ramapriya lives with her husband, two children, and two dogs in North Carolina.