Do DevOps pertain to QA departments?



  • A lot of software products have really fast production cycles and frequent releases, this need has created the DevOps position.

    Looking that the tasks of a DevOps position have much in common with tasks already done in QA (continuous integration, continuous deployment, continuous delivery, validation, sanity checks, release, etc).

    Is it not appropriate for a DevOps to be in a QA team? What is the general practice do DevOps have their own department, where do they integrate in real-life situations?



  • Agreed there are overlaps between QA and DevOps. Whether a DevOps person belongs in a QA team depends on the specifics of your organization. I think the more important issue is whether DevOps addresses your QA needs.

    About an hour ago, I talked with a developer whose team includes a DevOps person. The dev team treats DevOps as their own problem, not a problem to be thrown over the wall. For example, all their deployment processes, including deployment to QA, are automated. The QA staff benefit from that work even though the DevOps person does not belong to the QA organization.


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