Szilard Szell
Test Coach and DevOps Change Agent at Nokia Networks
During the last 18 years, Szilard’s main goal has been to help people become addicted to Software Testing both within Nokia and worldwide. He is a DevOps change agent, Scaled Agile Program Consultant, and Test Coach at Nokia Networks. He holds several ISTQB Certificates, including the Expert Level – Improving the Test Process, as well as DevOps, SAFe, IREB, Scrum Master and Lean Six Sigma certificates. Seem his hobby is to collect certificates, but the truth is He is a collector of LEGO sets.

Lately he moved to Finland, working still for NOKIA as a global DevOps evangelist and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He is also the President of the Hungarian Testing Board, representing Hungary in ISTQB, and the Chairman of the Processes and Compliance Work Group of ISTQB.

Cornerstones of Testing in DevOps

DevOps promises faster time-to-market and frequent delivery of continuous value for customers, but it needs a major cultural change and a significant technical revolution from the organisation.

Why do we need DevOps? What DevOps is actually? How should a tester behave in a DevOps team? What are the practices to learn? What are the tools to use? - These are just some of the questions you face as a DevOps transformation agent in a big multinational company on its journey. To be able to answer these questions, and guide multiple product lines at the same time on their way, a small DevOps evangelist team shall have a tool to navigate: where we are now, and how can we get to the target state? With this goal in mind, we have developed a DevOps Maturity Assessment, having 12 Categories to focus on.

In my talk, I will walk through the audience on the structure of the Model we built, with a special focus on Testing area. I will share some major aspects of DevOps that a tester should know and apply based on our experience, and give examples of what patterns and anti-patterns we have seen in organizations.
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