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CQAA January 2018 Speaker Program: Automated Testing and the DevOps Pipeline

  • 23 Jan 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hosted by Eze Software Group 100 S Wacker Drive Suite 250 Chicago, IL


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Automated Testing and the DevOps Pipeline

Randy Spiess, Cara/Accenture

About the Topic

DevOps practices are supplanting traditional SDLC as a game changer. Software is now developed analogous to an assembly line and delivered often and not as a large project when everything is put together. In this presentation, Randy will discuss what the DevOps pipeline is and how it is used. He’ll map the traditional V-model to the DevOps pipeline and will explain the foundational elements of a lean ALM, strong Software Configuration Management (SCM), orchestration, and QA. Working software is the primary measure of a software project’s progress (an Agile Manifesto principle). Randy will explain how test automation fits into the DevOps pipeline to ensure working software. Discover how DevOps minimizes rework by delivering smaller batch sizes with higher quality that allow customers to provide fast feedback by getting working functionality in front of customers quickly.

Key Learning Objectives
  • What the DevOps pipeline
  • DevOps foundational elements
  • Test automation tools used in the DevOps pipeline
About the Speaker

Randy Spiess ​​is a DevOps Management Consultant at Cara/Accenture. He is a highly accomplished software leader that has expertise spanning Agile transformation, DevOps practices, Quality Management and a history of driving continuous improvement projects. Randy has a BSEE from the University of Wisconsin, a MBA from the Lake Forrest School of Management, PMP Certification, and is Green Belt Certified. Randy’s software career started at Motorola where he rose from software engineer to manage large software projects, and process improvement initiatives. At Accenture, Randy is teaching and facilitating lab based training on DevOps practices.


Hosted by Eze Software Group
100 S Wacker Drive
Suite 250
Chicago, IL
Building Security: You will be required to show a photo ID to security before proceeding up to the 2nd floor meeting room.


1:00-2:00 Sign-in & Networking
2:00-2:15 Announcements
2:15-4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 2:45)


PLEASE REGISTER BY January 21, 2017 at If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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