Lisa is a quality coach at OutSystems, helping to build an observability practice. She's been a hands-on tester on agile teams since 2000. She is the co-author with Janet Gregory of three books, Agile Testing, More Agile Testing and Agile Testing Condensed. She and Janet are co-founders of the Agile Testing Fellowship, offering the "Agile Testing for the Whole Team" training course in person and virtually via training providers around the world.
It’s not uncommon for teams moving towards continuous delivery to face a growing backlog of customer-reported bugs. It’s a challenge to maintain the cadence of frequent deployments. If a team has testers, they’re often expected to continue to do all the testing activities, without any thought as to how those fit into continuous delivery (CD) or continuous deployment (also CD). Teams without testing specialists often struggle with insufficient automated test coverage and inadequate exploratory testing.
In this session, Lisa shares her experiences with a team striving to deploy smaller changes more frequently. Her team’s challenges are common ones. They came up with some innovative experiments to find ways to deploy more frequently with confidence. Lisa will introduce some techniques to consider trying, including:
- Visualizing deployment pipelines to shorten feedback loops and fit in testing activities
- Using a test suite canvas to determine the minimum automate test
- Ways to analyze risks and determine next steps to mitigate them
- Ways testing specialists contribute to team success
This interactive session will talk about the past and future of the crafting software and how it is changing the way developers and companies think about software development.
Moderated by Nix Crabtree, join the conversation, share your insights and probe the speakers on the elements of their talks that left you wanting more.