DevOps

Business success through continuous delivery

Do you only deliver your product?

Or do you deliver what the customer really wants?

DevOps is the right answer to the challenges you have to face in the context of digitalization to remain successful on the market.

DevOp-Loop

By delivering frequently and monitoring user feedback, you go through a steep learning curve for your service quality, thus remaining attractive to your customers because you know what they really want.

Beyond functional and non-functional aspects, this is the essential quality aspect in the age of digitalization.

 

Do you have any questions?

Stefan Jost 150x150

Dr. Stefan Jobst
Test & Quality Management

+49 89 96101 1485
 stefan.jobst@msg.group

 

Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing and Continuous Monitoring are the necessary prerequisites for an accurate fulfillment of the customer expectations.

Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing und Continuous Monitoring sind die notwendigen Voraussetzungen für eine treffsichere Erfüllung der Kundenerwartungen.

The benefits of DevOps speak for themselves

Speed
Speed

Continuous Delivery reduces the time between deliveries of a new release.

Customer Value
Customer Value

Fast response to feedback and quick response times help keep customers and users satisfied.

Cost-Effectiveness
Cost-Effectiveness

Early response to errors and the possibility to make necessary adjustments within the development process reduce costs.

Quality
Quality

Fast response times enable you to continuously improve quality.

msg is the right partner for your DevOps journey

Speed

  • Quarterly releases at most
  • Long waiting periods for feedback
  • High lead times for infrastructure provisioning
  • Time-intensive test cycles

Quality

  • Unsatisfied customers/ poor user experience
  • High number of defects in production
  • Reputation-damaging go live disasters
  • Headline-making system failures in the scope of changes

Motivation

  • High stress level in ops
  • Finger-pointing between silos
  • Night and weekend work
  • Securing your own area
  • Large amount of unplanned work

Biz

  • Permanent monitoring of customer requirements
  • High availability for the dev team

Dev

  • Fast response to new/ adjusted requirements
  • Consideration of operation needs

Test

  • Increased test speed
  • High-frequent regression testing
  • Implementation of continuous testing

Sec

  • Early definition of security requirements

Ops

  • Readiness for high-frequency productive rollouts
  • Implementation of modern risk management methods

Orga

  • Work across teams
  • Feature-oriented lineup
  • Broad T-shaped profiles

Processes

  • Short lead times
  • Continuous processes from requirements to go-live
  • Active feedback process

Tools

  • Efficient automated Continuous Delivery Tool Chain
  • High level of automation of regression tests
  • Automated provisioning of environments

Culture

  • No blame
  • Whole-team approach
  • Intensive collaboration

msg provides all quality assurance aspects from a single source

Our working method

  • Assessment of product quality/customer satisfaction
  • Localization of test tasks in the project organizational chart
  • Determination of relevant roles and artifacts in the test process
  • Elaboration of skill levels and mindset of testers
  • Assessment of mood/cooperation behavior in the team
  • As-is assessment of the use of test/PM/communication tools
  • Measurement of the degree of automation (testing, provisioning)
  • Identification of existing feedback mechanisms

 

Results

  • Organizational chart with assignment of test tasks
  • Overview of the main processes
  • List of tools used

 

  • Formulation of target scenarios for organization, processes, tool support, culture/ mindset
  • Comparison of best practice examples from msg projects
  • Consultation of msg DevOps and test experts


Results

  • Comprehensive coverage of developer tests
  • Intensive communication between test and development
  • Structured approach to exploratory testing
  • High frequency automated regression tests
  • Automated provisioning of test environments (IaC)
  • Cleanly designed version management of test cases
  • Intensive monitoring of the application in production
  • Identification of levers and fields of action
  • Coordination and prioritization of measures with the customer
  • Identification of adequate resources/capacities
  • Definition of responsibilities and scheduling of measures

 

Results

  • Project schedule with task packages and milestones
  • Indication for costs and efforts for measures to be implemented
  • Examples:
    • Adjustment of task/team average
    • Redesign of processes
    • Evaluation of tools
    • Development of know-how
  • Change management (adjustment of the organizational structure, re-assignment of responsibilities, etc.)
  • Adjustment of processes (e.g., defect management)
  • Expansion of tool support and integration (e.g., provisioning, monitoring, communication, etc.)
  • Coaching DevOps mindset
  • Training/ support for exploratory testing


Results

  • Reduced number of defects in production
  • Increased employee satisfaction in the project
  • Reduced runtimes/optimized coverage of
  • Regression tests
  • Continuous feedback from production

msg test and quality management:
Your ideal partner for digital transformation