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State of DevOps: Continuous Testing is Required for DevOps Success [Webinar Recap]

In the “2018 Accelerate State of DevOps” report, Nicole Forsgren, Gene Kim, and Jez Humble of DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) surveyed 30,000 professionals worldwide to discover the key drivers and technical practices which separated the most successful DevOps teams from the crowd. They found that Continuous Testing was a strong predictor of high software delivery performance, which in turn led to strong business outcomes.

In our webinar, “State of DevOps: Continuous Testing is Required for DevOps Success”, Nicole Forsgren, Lead Investigator and Chief Scientist at DORA, was joined by Tricentis Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Wolfgang Platz to explore the results from DORA’s five years of research, dive into the link between continuous testing and elite DevOps performers, and look at examples of how enterprises can make the transition from manual to Continuous Testing.

Key insights from this webinar:

    • The best DevOps teams deploy code 46 times more frequently, recover from incidents 2,600 times faster and have a change fail rate which is seven times lower
    • Teams with comprehensive testing solutions were 1.3 times more likely to be in the top performing teams (teams which consistently execute across technical practices like deployment automation, continuous integration, trunk-based development)
    • Continuous Testing is not just UI test automation, and the “maintenance trap” associated with script-based tool becomes exercerbated and untenable at DevOps speed
    • The crucial first step for continuous testing is understanding where your business risk lies so that you can cover your top risks as efficiently as possible . By assigning risk weightings to different functional areas of an application, you can build a picture of what tests are the most crucial to run after any changes
    • Exploratory testing still has a part to play, even in organizations using mature continuous testing strategies

Watch State of DevOps: Continuous Testing is Required for DevOp Success on-demand.

Read the full DORA report: Accelerate: State of DevOps 2018: Strategies for a New Economy