Reinventing Quality

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Strategy for Continuous Testing in iDevOps

Continuous testing is the key for DevOps. But what is the right strategy, especially in industrial domains (“industrial-grade DevOps” – “iDevOps”) that face many additional challenges compared to the ideal world of pure IT systems?

This presentation describes the building blocks of a strategy for continuous testing in industrial-grade DevOps projects (iDevOps) and shares experiences. Especially the mindset and culture is important for any DevOps transformation. But just arguing that “we need motivated people with the right skill set” is not enough; therefore many concrete examples of potential conflicts, misalignment, and new priorities that require a cultural change and different behavior for iDevOps are discussed and explained (“mindset by example”).

Attend this presentation and do not only learn what industrial-grade DevOps (iDevOps) is all about and why we at Siemens are driving this forward but be able to use the strategies, tactics, and practices in your projects as a major lever for better testing. We are continuing our journey in this direction – that means a tremendous upgrade and empowerment of testing!


  • Motivation
  • Prerequisites and preconditions for continuous testing
  • Mindset by example
  • Testing areas – What’s new and different?
  • Enablers for continuous testing
  • Practices, recommendations, and experiences

Key takeaways:

  • Understand why and how testing is changing dramatically in an iDevOps world
  • Get to know the building blocks of a successful strategy for continuous testing
  • Exploit the discussed examples to create and foster an adequate mindset and culture

Peter Zimmerer, Siemens AG

Peter Zimmerer is a Principal Key Expert Engineer at Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, in Munich, Germany. For more than 25 years he has been working in the field of software testing and quality engineering. He performs consulting, coaching, and training on test management and test engineering practices in real-world projects and drives research and innovation in this area. As ISTQB® Certified Tester Full Advanced Level he is a member of the German Testing Board (GTB). Peter has authored several journal and conference contributions and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.