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New Forrester research reveals three key differentiators that separate DevOps leaders from DevOps laggards. The study, which was led by Forrester VP/Principal Analyst Diego Lo Giudice and commissioned by Tricentis, found that firms with the most successful DevOps initiatives do a number of things differently from their peers:
- They are transforming software testing into Continuous Testing by adopting five core practices, such as automating end-to-end functional testing and integrating testers into cross-functional teams.
- They are almost twice as likely to consider automating the software quality process to be a “critical business differentiator.”
- They are significantly more likely to have high levels of automation for key testing and QA processes (test case design, functional test automation, test data management, etc.).
The research also exposed that many CXOs have a severely inflated sense of their firm’s DevOps and Continuous Testing maturity. According to the report, 57% of CXOs believed that their organization was following all the “leader” best practices—but only 26% actually were. According to the report: