Gartner Research

DevOps and Cloud Speed Are Driving the End of QA as We Know It

Published: 13 August 2018

ID: G00351011

Analyst(s): Thomas Murphy , Joachim Herschmann , Jim Scheibmeir

Summary

Leading organizations have shifted from QA as quality assurance to QA as quality assistance. Application leaders driving development for digital business initiatives must reconfigure their approach to quality, understanding how and why to lead this transformation.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Agile and DevOps Are Built on Principles of Collaboration and Self-Organization, Yet Hand-Offs Persist When Testing Silos
  • The Pace of CD Challenges Teams to Keep Up With Test Automation and Quality
  • Digital Business Demands a Broader View of Quality Supported by Shift-Left and Shift-Right Activities

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