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Tricentis to spotlight the human side of devops at October summit

Skills, cultural shifts, and philosophy are key to devops success in enterprise transformation projects, according to testing automation provider Tricentis.

Cynthia Dunlop, director of strategic content at Tricentis, noted in the company blog that its customers are typically asking about these particular aspects of digital transformation — which is why Tricentis will address the issues in its upcoming virtual summit on 20, 21 and 22 October.

“This conference is all about you: proven strategies you can apply in your own organisations, industry experts’ insight on the topics you’ve asked about most, and groundbreaking innovations that help you focus on the most interesting, creative, and meaningful aspects of your work,” wrote Dunlop.

The schedule fields luminaries such as Microsoft cloud evangelist Abel Wang, who will talk about Microsoft’s journey from waterfall to devops and monolithic on-prem applications to the cloud, and Tricentis’ Dr. Grigori Melnik with Satisfice founder and Tricentis Technical Fellow James Bach unveiling an integrated test environment that Tricentis hopes will empower “serious testers, no matter what they’re working on or how they prefer to test”.

Jane Groll, co-founder and CEO of the DevOps Institute, will speak on the phenomenon she describes as “the decade of the devops human”, where transformation is turning less on siloed specialists than on hybridised, deep and broad skillsets, coupled with new competencies, lightweight processes, and a “collaborative, empathetic spirit”.

“Test-driven everything” is changing the skills and culture landscape for development, operations, security and reliability roles, the institute has found in a review of skills data from its latest survey of upskilling in the devops environment.

Previous surveys 2018-2020 provided a benchmark to measure future patterns and trends by identifying which skills are considered “must-have”, “nice to have” and “not important” across roles, regions and perspectives. The 2019 report, for example, demonstrated that process, automation and soft/human skills are equal in importance for devops.

The 2021 survey closes 11 December – click here to participate.

Tricentis in September launched fully automated testing for ServiceNow, following an expansion of its partnership with SAP that broadens Tricentis’ enterprise applications testing capabilities to also encompass the likes of SAP, Oracle and Salesforce.

The Tricentis virtual summit, offered in the Americas on 20 October, EMEA on 21 October, and APAC on 22 October, schedules around 20 sessions across three tracks, covering software delivery trends and best practices for custom and enterprise applications, next-generation testing, automation and AI, and testing case studies from leading enterprises.

Register here.

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