Everyone, including me, loves predicting future trends. But what about trends that aren’t trendy yet?
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) updated its metrics guidance in May, 2021. Now it suggests measuring Outcomes, Flow and Competency. I’ve been a big fan of Flow Framework and used Flow Metrics since autumn 2019 to lead my team. I was thrilled to see Flow Metrics finally in SAFe!
I believe cloud automation has the potential to truly shape the way we interact with technology. And even more importantly: How technology interacts with different systems.
In this blog post, we’ll be taking a closer look at the benefits of DevOps automation and focus more on insights rather than common automation buzzwords. But before we get to the point, let’s look at what DevOps automation actually is.
Qentinel Pace is Qentinel’s cloud-based test automation platform. It was built on three premises: scale, speed, and transparency. Because the scale of testing keeps growing test automation platforms must scale, too: from a single developer to a large organization, from small test volumes to huge volumes – and back. Because the software release times are shrinking, testing must be fast: time must not be wasted on patching test environments or maintaining cumbersome test cases. Because both speed and quality are important, decisions about releasing software or changing something in the software process must be fast and fact-based.
Test automation is meant to reduce the cost of testing, improve quality, and shorten time to value. It is possible to achieve all of these. Test automation has never been a silver bullet, though. Many automation efforts fail because of inflated expectations, wrong tools, and poor implementation.