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Hey DevOps, you’re killing my job!

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  • DevOps is often equated with automation
  • What does this mean for people in these roles and with these responsibilities?
  • Testers offer a wealth of experience that can be incorporated into the
    agile team culture
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Is DevOps really the reason why testing and quality assurance (QA) employees are being increasingly automated out of a job?
Pia Wiedermayer, Head of QA, and Romano Roth, Head of DevOps, discuss different ways to incorporate the wealth of experience of testing and QA specialists into the agile team culture.

Software testing and quality assurance are changing. Topics such as agility, DevOps and automation strongly influence existing roles and areas of responsibility in software quality assurance as well as during the entire software life cycle. Standard testing and QA roles no longer exist in many (project) organisations. Dedicated testing teams are increasingly a thing of the past.

What does this mean for people in these roles and with these responsibilities? Is there no room for them anymore? Are their skills and expertise no longer needed?

DevOps is often equated with automation. Is DevOps responsible for automating employees out of a job? What is behind the hype and who or what is DevOps actually?

Pia Wiedermayer, Head of Quality Assurance, and Romano Roth, Head of DevOps, at Zühlke Switzerland tackle these questions. They talk about the challenges in their projects, examine roles and tasks and reveal new paths for professional and personal development. They also discuss ways to incorporate the wealth of experience of testers into the agile team culture and whether automation is the new testing.

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Pia Wiedermayer

Head of QA

Pia Wiedermayer is a passionate quality personality. Quality and first-class service were already a special concern for her original professional field, the top hotel industry. She places particular value on a holistic approach in which quality is understood and lived as a principle and not as an annoying evil at the end of the process.

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