Shift Left, Shift Right and improve the Centre – A strategy for testers in continuous delivery context

The technology world is changing fast, faster than ever. A few years ago we thought that only the Amazon(s) or Facebook(s) of this world would do continuous delivery, now the phenomenon is getting traction, starting to become mainstream and soon it will be commoditised. Everybody will do it.

Why, you might ask? Because the ability to release often gives organisations an edge over the ones that have a slow turnaround. For an example, you only have to look at the disruption happening in the financial industry, where billions of dollars are being invested by venture capitalists on startups that will replace the banks of today.

As testers we can either hide our head in the sand and hope it all goes away, or try to understand what the change means for us, embrace it, and build the skills we require to thrive.

In this interactive talk you will learn about the challenges that continuous delivery brings to testers, you will discover opportunities for testers that are within your current domain and brand new dimensions where today’s testers can be extremely valuable tomorrow.

You will leave this talk with a checklist of skills and tools you need to start learning. These skills will give you an edge over the competition and will allow you to become much more valuable when the change finally knocks at your door.