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Infosys view on relevance of Continuous Validation in DevOps Journey

Author: Prashant Burse, AVP-Senior Delivery Manager

Rapid digitization is forcing organizations to develop more and more consumer driven enterprise strategies. This is forcing businesses and IT organizations to respond with increased agility to ever changing consumer needs. IT organizations are hence shifting from traditional waterfall based delivery models to Agile and eventually DevOps methodology.

With decades of development and test work done by IT employees in waterfall model, these organizations are faced with multiple challenges on different fronts:                                                                                                  

  • How do I undertake this waterfall to DevOps methodology/ process transformation journey starting with organization change management
  • How do I address the challenge of reducing my debt across multiple segments
    o   People Debt ( How do I quickly up skill by people)
    o   Process Debt ( How do I quickly optimize if not reduce my process related debt and move from waterfall to Agile)
    o   Technical Debt:
      How do I reduce my coding debt
      How do I reduce my test toolsets debt
      How do I reduce my environments debt and provision them faster

QA teams and organizations in context of Continuous Validation too are coming under pressure to justify their existence and address challenges such as:

  • Cut down longer test cycles
  • Provide increased test coverage in lesser time
  • Skill upliftment : testers with development skills, knowledge of multiple toolsets in context of Continuous Validation

Infosys Continuous Validation (CV) solution addresses the following key considerations:

  • Customized assessment framework to benchmark and systematically plan the maturity of Continuous Validation roadmaps across 5 different levels
  • Infosys Point of View across 20+ different parameters on Multiple toolsets in context of CV across SOA/Performance/functional automation
  • Tried and tested pipelines across different technologies / domains both open sourced and licensed toolsets
  • Infosys DevOps Platform can be leveraged to accelerate building continuous validation pipelines
  • Accelerators to speed up DevOps - CV journeys by test teams 
  • Skill Upliftment: Infosys has developed customized training programs on Continuous Validation for 3 categories - Executives, Managers and practitioners

Execution benefits:

Infosys is actively working to implement DevOps on 200+ programs/ Projects. In one such payments transformation programs of 300 applications with leading US based financial services company, Infosys implemented Agile/ CI-CD pipeline. Automated testing and service virtualization, Automated acceptance and Behavior Driven development using Jbehave was implemented.
Tools used: SVN, GIT, Nexus, Jenkins, Selenium and CA Lisa.
Benefits realized: Time to market was reduced from 3-6 months to 2-4 weeks and 90% defects are captured phases due to increased test coverage.


                 

More info on the offerings here.

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