#testedAF: Test All the Things (Not Just Your Units) - Bryon Kroger & Quynh Tran

April 15, 2019
#testedAF: Test All the Things (Not Just Your Units) - Bryon Kroger, United States Air Force & Quynh Tran, Raytheon The United States Air Force’s Kessel Run has made headlines for the incredible fuel savings from the tanker planner application and for taking their deployment frequency from 5 years to 1 week. What often goes unstated is that they are also building applications where failure carries life and death consequences and, as such, the larger organization they are part of takes testing very seriously. Not only that, they spend even more time on upfront planning than is seen in even the worst offending commercial enterprises. And talking to real end users? Forget about it, they have an active mission to support! Breaking through those barriers took a lot more than just a robust suite of unit tests. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is key in that it provided the Air Force the platform they needed to ignore all the things below the value line and focus on expanding their testing practice to meet the demands of their enterprise: testing assumptions around building the right thing, building the thing right, and was the right thing built. Find out how Kessel Run established the means to go fast forever, continuously delivering business value their users LOVE by testing all the things! About Bryon Kroger Air Force Captain Bryon Kroger is Founder and COO at Kessel Run, where he leads operations for an enterprise-scale software lab running a worldwide cloud platform and 22 customer-facing products. Bryon scaled operations from $25M to $190M annually and reduced average new product initial launch from 8.2 years to 124 days, lead time from 2.5 years to 92 hours, and deployment frequency from bi-annually to weekly. About Quynh Tran Quynh is a Raytheon Software Engineer and Kessel Run’s Engineering Practice Lead where she is responsible for creating a continuous learning environment for 50-100+ engineers and growing a community of software engineering practice. She is currently in the Raytheon Leadership Development Program, class of 2019. She has been featured on Raytheon’s internal and external website for being a change agent in empowering professional women in STEM careers and leading adoption of DevOps methodologies and technologies within Raytheon. https://www.cloudfoundry.org/
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