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Moving to Frequent Releases-->
At EuroSTAR in Warsaw next week, I’m going to explain how we moved from releasing our service every 12 – 18 months to releasing weekly.
We made the shift by shifting our thinking. We changed the way the business thought about “testing”. It moved away from testing being a phase done by a few people, to an activity done by all.
I’ll talk about the thinking that lead to the change, and how this change makes the day-to-day life of a tester more interesting. Gone are the days of running test cases and checking for obvious problems. The test team now do exploratory testing, requirements analysis and pair testing with developers.
Releasing frequently makes our work more interesting, feedback loops shorter and improves our ability to compete in the market.
DevOps, cloud, SaaS, continuous delivery and agile; it’s got all the buzzwords in my talk. But more importantly, it’s also got a strong message that epic change can, and in my mind, should, start with testers.
Testers can absolutely change the way a company releases software – and that’s a very exciting place for us to be.
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