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Monday, August 12 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
TUTORIAL: The Whole Team Approach to Testing in Continuous Delivery

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Is your team puzzling over how to feel confident releasing to production frequently with continuous delivery? Delivering reliable and valuable software frequently, at a sustainable pace (to paraphrase Elisabeth Hendrickson), is a worthy goal. DevOps is a hot buzzword, but many teams struggle with how testing fits in, keeps up, and contributes to the DevOps culture.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will have a chance to practice techniques that can help teams feel confident releasing more frequently. You’ll learn how your team can use a test suite canvas to discuss what questions each step in your delivery pipeline needs to answer, to understand the value each step provides. You’ll work in groups to come up with new experiments to help shorten feedback cycles, make sure all essential types of testing are done continually, and fit testing into the continuous world. You’ll learn that there IS a “test” in “DevOps”.
Whether​ ​your​ ​tests​ ​take​ ​minutes​ ​or​ ​days,​ ​and​ ​whether​ ​your​ ​deploys​ ​happen​ ​hourly​ ​or​ ​quarterly, you’ll​ ​discover​ ​benefits.​ ​You’ll​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​a​ ​simulation​ ​to​ ​visualize​ ​your​ ​team’s​ ​current​ ​path​ ​to production​ ​and​ ​uncover​ ​risks​ ​to​ ​both​ ​your​ ​product​ ​and​ ​your​ ​deployment​ ​process.​ ​No​ ​laptops required,​ ​just​ ​bring​ ​your​ ​curiosity.
Learning outcomes:
  • Continuous delivery concepts at a high level, and the differences between continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Common terminology and a generic question list to engage with pipelines as a practice within your team
  • How to use the test suite canvas to design a pipeline that gives your team confidence to release frequently
  • Experience in analyzing pipelines from different perspectives to create a layered diagram of feedback loops, risks mitigated, and questions answered
  • Ways your team can design experiments to address the many challenges of testing in a continuous world

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Lisa Crispin

Co-founder, Agile Testing Fellowship
Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of three books: Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction, More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams; the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video... Read More →
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Ashley Hunsberger

Director of Release Engineering, Blackboard, Inc
Ashley Hunsberger is the Director of Release Engineering at Blackboard, Inc, a leading provider of educational technology, where she helps teams to go from idea to production as fast as possible. Ashley loves sharing her experiences in  leadership, agile, and testing, speaking across... Read More →

Monday August 12, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT