“Growing a DevOps Culture – Ways Testers Contribute”
with Lisa Crispin and Melissa Eaden


Many teams get stuck in their attempts to transition to a DevOps culture and succeed with continuous delivery. Obstacles almost always include the need for cultural change combined with a natural resistance to change. As testers, what can we do to help our teams get unstuck and start improving?

At the heart of DevOps is the idea that teams work together to innovate faster, reducing the length of feedback loops and delivering value. Applying principles of collaborative practices, continuous improvements, incremental testing, and continuous learning can transform culture – not only within development teams, but also in some less obvious places.

Join us as we go through some real-world examples of applying principles that can lead to real change! We’ll look at principles and practices from agile, continuous delivery, testing, DevOps and more.

Participants will practice techniques that help testers and other specialists on the team chip away at cultural and technological obstacles to successful DevOps transformations. We’ll take a look at ways to get organized and find your team’s purpose, identify and prioritize work, learn and define iterative feedback loops, and design experiments for continuous learning.

Learning Takeaways

– How to apply Modern Testing and agile testing principles to help build a holistic quality culture
– Techniques from applied systems thinking to get people in different roles and teams communicating well
– Ways to apply the Test Suite Canvas to engage the whole team in shortening feedback loops, identifying and mitigating risks, and enabling frequent deployments and releases


Testers/QA professionals, managers, coaches, developers, anyone on a delivery or operations team looking to embrace DevOps values, practices and principles and succeed in our continuous world.

Lisa Crispin

Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of three books: Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction, More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams; the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video course.

She and Janet co-founded the Agile Testing Fellowship, which offers “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” live training course both remotely and in-person. Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at Agile Testing Days in 2012.

Please visit www.lisacrispin.com, www.agiletestingfellow.com, and www.agiletester.ca for more.

Melissa Eaden

Melissa Eaden has a fifteen year career in technology working with companies on various aspects of customer engagement and quality initiatives. At Unity Technologies, she works with teams to evolve their development practices into quality products. She’s also an international speaker and writer. You can find her @melthetester on Twitter.

Time & Place

  • When:  Friday, Jun 25, 2021
  • What time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
  • Price: Check the Registration Page for Pricing