Continuous Delivery Without Automation

All organizations aspiring to become agile don’t have a significant level of automated checks available. Deciding to start adding automation on top of legacy code is a long road to travel and while en route, releases will rely on more manual testing. Meanwhile, automating builds to a single click deploy already enables delivering. This talk tells a story of going into the mindset of continuous delivery of continuous releases to production without the level of test automation often seen as a key practice. You will learn from the changes we went through moving from monthly (scrum) to continuous (kanban) releases as we started delivering value in production in small incremental changes. The talk will help you see one route to a happy agile team with satisfied customers, where the recipe is built more around collaboration and smart exploratory testing than test automation to deliver a steady stream value.

Session Takeaways:

  • Why and how delivering continuously improved our quality even without automation.
  • How continuous delivery changed the way we do exploratory testing with developer-tester collaboration.
  • How we use Git branches to control the delivery contents and schedules for split value without effort estimates.
  • How we’ve organized for gradual improvement towards higher degrees of automation that we need in the long run.

Location: Fairbanks Terrace C Date: April 1, 2015 Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Maaret Pyhajarvi Maaret Pyhäjärvi