Testing and DevOps: Organizations and Their Culture Must Change
The DevOps movement is here. Now, companies with mature systems are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams and departments. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, development organizations have been filled with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. Adam Auerbach says this has to change. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills and even embrace coding to stay relevant and add more value to the business. Based on his experiences at Capital One, Adam explores what the DevOps movement is all about, its core values, and proven patterns for how testing must evolve. In organizations implementing DevOps, testers and test teams—with the right skills and mindset—can help lead the transformation and not be left behind. You and your team can be the agents that help your organization and its culture change to reap the benefits of the DevOps revolution.