STARWEST 2022 Concurrent Session : DevOps: Test Alone


Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

DevOps: Test Alone

As in the movie HomeAlone, it seems that Dev and Ops have gone on a journey and forgot to take testing/QA with them. We hear big companies tell stories that they have no more testers, all testing is done in production, everything is fully automated by dev, etc. The actual truth lies somewhere in between these statements!

For most DevOps implementations, QA is actually crucial in order to succeed. DevOps however has a dramatic impact on the way we do QA! In this session, I will give you some concrete examples and tips on how we as QA engineers can leverage some of the DevOps principles for our job. I will also highlight what I believe are the necessary changes QA engineers will need to go thru in order to survive in this new world. This means that we as QA engineers will need to shift our capabilities (become more technical) in order to deliver value for the team. We will become more and more a supportive function that needs to enable dev teams to release software faster with more quality. 


Bjorn Boisschot is an IT professional with more than 15 years’ experience in quality assurance and how this fits into the software development cycle. Next to being a consultant he is also a DevOps coach and trainer for different customers. One of his personal objectives is to bring joy to people by improving the way their team works. He loves to be on stage (at customers or conferences) and talk about his experiences. He has been a regular speaker at international conferences the last years and loves to meet new people.