Case Study: DevOps Bringing Paradigm Shift to Quality Assurance

Agile is about speed, but also about quality.The idea of this talk is explain the journey to automate smoke tests quality at acceptable levels, and how this required a mindset change towards our definition of done and information sharing among teams

Agile and DevOps is not just about speed - it’s also about results for the business, and that implies delivery quality built into the process. A company only establishes itself in the market when they offer good levels of quality, scalability, capacity and availability. There are strategies for verifying quality in large projects, and one of the biggest trade-offs is choosing the minimum tests that need to be done by each commit versus the end-to-end tests that guarantee quality but this could take hours. How to choose this subset? In this presentation, we will explain our journey, the conception of the idea to this paradigm shift, the search for technologies, the POCs, the definition of smoke tests and especially the cultural difficulties in changing the definitions of done (DoD), the exchange of information between the teams, the selection of the first team that would test this new process and especially how people faced this paradigm how this improved their work as a consequence by delivery a better final product.




Mônica Arruda Cachoni

Mônica Cachoni is a Quality and Process Manager at inMetrics S/A, electrical engineer graduated by Fei (1998) and actually finishing Computer Science Master Degree at Unicamp.