‘QA and DevOps: Running in Tandem’ by Michael Faulise

Running in Tandem

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Eventbrite - [DAQAA] 'QA and DevOps: Running In Tandem'

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
CCOP Training Center, 7780 Office Plaza Drive South, Suite 140, West Des Moines, IA 50266

In today’s “footrace” to deliver high-quality software products, efficiently and ahead of the competition, it is critical for organizations to ensure QA and DevOps are running in tandem.

In an era of shorter software product release schedules, organizations adopting the principles of DevOps can realize an important competitive advantage. Simply put, DevOps is a process for close collaboration between developers, QA, product owners and IT operations during the entire product lifecycle to ensure software is released rapidly without compromising on quality.

In a high-functioning DevOps culture, QA is one of the pillars because it ensures everyone is responsible for bug-free software throughout the entire process. The “lines” between development and QA are blurred and many responsibilities become shared – and bug prevention becomes even more important than bug detection.

When QA and DevOps runs in tandem, it enables continuous integration, delivery and deployment of applications.

Learning Objectives: Our talk will help to demystify DevOps, suggestions on how to best align QA, Development and Operations within your organization, and allow you to tap into our expertise on how to release high-quality products quicker to your audience.  We’ll tackle the following subjects (and more):

  • Implementing DevOps, and the culture impacts to be prepared for
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) ensuring faster delivery and ability to scale
  • Deployment Automation, Quality Gates & Approvals
  • Test Strategies to focus on shifting left – Bug Prevention as opposed to just Bug Detection
  • Blurring the lines between QA and Development
  • Test Automation as part of a high-functioning DevOps culture

Michael Faulise

Michael Faulise is founder and managing partner at tap|QA LLC, a national company that specializes in quality solutions for businesses. His current focus as an executive leader for tap|QA includes sales, marketing, business development, innovation and solutions. He has more than 20 years in consulting services with his focus on client engagements, including working with the NASDAQ, Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, HBO and several other Fortune 100 clients. Michael has specialized in partnering with clients in the areas of software development, quality assurance and testing, technology, process training, and process improvement. He has spoken at several national conferences including SQE Agile Development, IIST and the StarWest/East conferences. He continues his passion for driving innovative ideas as software development evolves and adapting to those changes.

Jennifer Bonine

A VP of global delivery and solutions for tap|QA, Jennifer Bonine began her career in consulting, implementing large ERP solutions. Jennifer has held executive level positions leading development, quality assurance and testing, organizational development, and process improvement teams for Fortune 500 companies in several domains. In an engagement for one of the world’s largest technology companies, Jennifer served as a strategy executive and in corporate marketing for the C-Suite. In her career, she has had several opportunities to build global teams from the ground up and has been fortunate to see how many of the world’s top companies operate from the C-Suite viewpoint.


At tap|QA – We Test. tap|QA is a consulting services firm 100% focused on Quality. Our consultants’ wide range of experience includes Quality Assurance & Testing, Test Automation, DevOps, and Business Analysis within a vast array of industries. Our Quality focused solutions enable IT Organizations to meet the growing demands of their business partners. tapqa.com

Our solutions include:

  • Strategic Quality – Strategic Consulting to Optimize  IT Capabilities, Technology & Organizational structure.
  • tap|NEARSHORE – cost-competitive with offshore, but embedded locally with your team, or at our site in Minneapolis.
  • tap|AUTOMATION – Continuous Integration, Automation Accelerators, DevOps and Performance
  • QA/QC/BA Project Augmentation – From well-seasoned QA experts to bright, talented to well-trained associate consultants
*** Join us after the meeting for Happy Hour at Granite City in Clive. ***

tap|QA is sponsoring drinks and light appetizers following our September meeting to continue the DevOps & QA discussion.

Granite City

Granite City
12801 University Ave.
Clive, IA 50325

The mission of the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association is to be a network of QA professionals sharing best practices, processes, and methods in the QA information technology disciplines. DAQAA will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, new ideas, and techniques for the purpose of educating its members. We hold a meeting on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss relevant topics in QA and testing. Please feel free to browse our website and contact us if you would like additional information.

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