Rik Marselis via CrowdCastBY : softtestireland - Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 10:55 pm
Talk: Continuous Quality Engineering & CI/CD Pipeline
Speaker: Rik Marselis
Date: Wednesday 20th May
About the talk
Deliver value with the right quality at speed. That’s what organizations ask of their high-performing IT delivery teams. To achieve this, IT people need to work closely together and implement continuous quality engineering. Cross-functional teams of business analysts, developers, testers, operations people, and other involved areas of expertise, join forces to work towards business objectives. By following “you build it, you run it”, these teams put quality dead center because they would feel the pain of problems themselves. If you optimize for quality, you will eliminate bottleneck after bottleneck. Doing this everyone has to be focused on the business value. That balance is tough though: how much quality is enough to achieve the business value?
The DevOps culture is the enabler for this way of high-performance IT delivery, using an automated CI/CD pipeline to deliver at speed. All the automation happening inside the IT delivery pipeline is not focused on having less people involved, instead it has given humans time to work on things that matter. This continuous process is a learning experience and can only be achieved when we work together to make our jobs better.
To implement continuous quality engineering, DevOps teams must use state-of-the art tools powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. This will enable them to deliver quality at speed, for example by forecasting quality problems and solving them before anyone experiences a failure.
This way continuous quality engineering contributes to delivering business value at speed.
About the speaker
Rik Marselis is principal quality consultant at Sogeti in the Netherlands. He is a well-appreciated presenter, trainer, author, consultant and coach who supported many organizations and people in improving their quality engineering practice by providing useful tools & checklists, practical support and having in-depth discussions.
Rik is an accredited trainer for TMAP, ISTQB and TPI certification training courses, but also, he has created and delivered many bespoke workshops and training courses. For example, on Intelligent Machines and DevOps testing.
Rik is a fellow of Sogeti’s R&D network SogetiLabs. The R&D activities result in presentations, books, white-papers, articles, podcasts and blogs about IT in general and quality engineering in particular. On 17 March 2020 his latest book “Quality for DevOps teams” was presented.