Experienced agilists know that if you want to be fierce and move fast, you need confidence that you can charge ahead without leaving a mess behind. Strategically, this means defining the things you already understand so tightly that you can hand them off to robots. With automation guarding your back, you can focus your human energy on conquering new challenges. That’s the theory anyway. In the mess we call real life, most of us struggle to draw the line between human work and robot work, so we frequently end up with frustrated humans chasing ineffective robots.
In the context of real life on the shop floor, how can we optimize our robot/human mix in a way that frees the most human energy to perform the most human work? In this session, we will approach the question from two perspectives: DevOps and software testing. Both have the same general problem but they bring different needs and difficulties.