SoftTest Workshop: \'A Testing Path to DevOps\'

SoftTest Workshop: \'A Testing Path to DevOps\'
Start Date22nd October 2019
Course CodeSS19-60
VenueThe Conrad Dublin
Full Fee
Duration1 day
Network Member Subsidised Fee€390.00
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Programme Overview

Tester and testing skills to help teams deliver value to customers frequently


Teams need confidence to deploy changes to production weekly, daily, many times per day. Learn how testers can help with this process and how testing activities fit in.

Jez Humble has said that team members engaged in DevOps build “a platform that allows developers to self-service environments for testing and production (and deployments to those environments)”. As more teams move towards continuous delivery, DevOps activities gain in visibility and importance. DevOps is the intersection of testing, development and operations. How can you help your team progress along its DevOps journey? Is there a “Test” in “DevOps”? How does it relate to continuous delivery? 

This hands-on tutorial starts with basic terminology and principles for DevOps and continuous delivery that allows you to start collaborating for these activities. You’ll participate in a fun simulation to learn how to build effective delivery pipelines and use test automation suites for the most effective feedback loops.

You’ll learn basics of monitoring and observability to discover how customers use the product and what errors they encounter, to help focus testing activities. And perhaps most importantly, Janet shows you how to design small experiments to help your team succeed with continuous testing and delivery.

Course Content
  • Basic concepts and terminology of DevOps, continuous integration, continuous delivery & deployment, pipelines;
  • How testers can join in and contribute to DevOps activities such as monitoring, observing, automation;
  • Understanding test automation needs and prioritizing test automation for continuous integration pipelines;
  • Techniques for shortening vital feedback loops and cycle time;
  • How to help the team keep improving.
About the Trainer
Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (AddisonWesley, 2009), and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014), the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “Agile Testing for the Whole Team” 3-day training course. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testing practices are necessary to develop good quality products. She works with teams to transition to agile development and teaches agile testing courses worldwide. She contributes articles to publications and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. For more about Janet’s work and her blog, visit or You can also follow her on twitter @janetgregoryca. Together with Lisa Crispin, she has founded the Agile Testing Fellowship to grow a community of practitioners who care about quality.