STARWEST 2022 Concurrent Session : A Testing Teams Journey to The Great Unknown — Oops, I Mean DevOps


Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

A Testing Teams Journey to The Great Unknown — Oops, I Mean DevOps

As more and more companies continue to adopt DevOps practices to help streamline their software development, it is becoming increasingly essential for testing teams to become more efficient in modern tools and technologies, which help in quickly delivering high-quality products. Unfortunately, the roadmap for implementing DevOps across an organization, let alone a specific team, can be a daunting task. Bob Foster will walk you through a real-world testing team's journey from using a fragile, unreliable test automation framework to a custom-built framework fully integrated into their company's DevOps ecosystem. He will discuss the steps the team took and the challenges they faced as they built a custom test framework, integrated the framework into the company's CI/CD pipeline, deployed the framework to multiple environments, and executed different tests depending on where the framework was deployed.


Bob Foster is a Technical Manager with over 20 years experience as a senior software engineer and team lead. Bob has proven experience in all aspects of software development and delivery (including DevOps, CI/CD, and infrastructure as code). He is a firm believer in the benefits gained by software teams when following Agile, CI/CD, and DevOps methodologies and has been successful in helping drive Agile/DevOps cultural shifts in both individual teams and organizations. Bob feels strongly that feedback is crucial to the success of a project and following the disciplines of Agile, CI/CD and DevOps will help provide visibility and feedback early and often throughout the entirety of a project, improving its chance for success.