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‘Upstream’ Your Software Testing for DevOps

Published: 25 August 2020

ID: G00729752

Analyst(s): Jim Scheibmeir , Roger Williams


Agile and DevOps teams still suffer from “tunnel vision” when deciding how much testing is enough. To improve quality and optimize spending, application leaders must encourage their teams to adopt upstream thinking, give them focus, and rightsize team composition and technology.

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Strategic Planning Assumption



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