Role of Testing in DevOps

Atlanta Software Testing Meetup (ASTM) Group
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Dear All,

Thank you for joining the Atlanta Software Testing Meetup (ASTM) Group.
We are excited to announce our first Meetup in Atlanta with Scot Raymond Hanley, Head of QA & Director at Synovus, and Dr. David A. Bishop, Founder & CEO at Agile Worx, in Atlanta.

Theme: Role of Testing in DevOps

DevOps dictates a collaborative approach for software development, requiring the Dev teams, the Ops teams, AND the QA teams to work in complete tandem with one another. One may ask why aren’t we calling it DevQAOps, then? Well, QA in DevOps, or in any software development methodology for that matter, is like air – essential and life-critical but stays invisible. We might not explicitly call it out as DevQAOps, but Quality Assurance and testing is the key reason due to which DevOps-driven SDLCs can deliver efficient and defect-free releases.

Testing in DevOps is essential for preventing glitches, rather than finding them. Only continuous testing can make continuous integration and continuous deployment possible, and all three of these factors, driven by automation, contribute ultimate value to the customers as well as the business organization.

Business value will overtake velocity as the preferred DevOps metric in 2020, predicted Forrester. This implies an impending shift in mindset toward the necessity of quality in software. As business value becomes the key metric to identify the progress, testing becomes the key driver of DevOps.

Gear up for power-packed learning and networking session. Please register to save your spot.

• 5:15 to 5:30 PM: Registrations
• 5:30 to 5:45 PM: Welcome note by Pradeep Govindasamy, President
& CTO at Cigniti Technologies
• 5:45 to 6:25 PM: Session by Scot Raymond Hanley – “Transformation
from Legacy QA to DevOps in the Enterprises"
• 6:25 to 7:05 PM: Session by Dr. David A. Bishop – “Best Practices for
Incorporating QA in DevOps and Agile
• 7:05 to 7:15 PM: Closing remarks by Raghu Krovvidy, EVP & Head,
Global Delivery & Solutioning, Cigniti Technologies
• 7:15 PM onward: Dinner


Scot Raymond Hanley - Head of QA, Synovus
Scot’s career has largely focused on consulting in Business Strategy, IT Strategy and Modernization, and Technology Services with a forte in leading $100M and above engagements with multibillion returns for his clients such as AT&T, Verizon, & IHG. Scot is currently leading the implementation of Azure DevOps as the Director of Quality Assurance at Synovus Financial. He is a habitual entrepreneur having run two startups in the past ten years including the successful crowdsource business “MonkeyBall Sports”, a subsidiary of Ainle Enterprises. His current interests lie in DevOps Transformation, Quality Assurance, and the application of human behavior science to managing successful change management intensive enterprise transformations which he has patented as “Project Behavioral Coaching”.

Dr. David A. Bishop is a technologist, consultant, researcher, entrepreneur, and instructor with over 25 years of experience in telecommunications, transportation, government, and utility industries. He is the author of Metagility: Managing Agile Development for Competitive Advantage, Elizabeth’s Song, The Big Brother’s Guides, and numerous other books and articles, and is a frequent contributor to IEEE’s Engineering Management Review, and an inventor of several U.S. patents.

David is CEO and Founder of Agile Worx, LLC, a firm that provides program and project management software tools, training, and consulting services. David is also a research associate with the Center for Engaged Business Research at Georgia State University and founding chair for the Atlanta chapter of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society. He is the creator of agile vortex theory.