The Dev Test Ops Manifesto

In DevTestOps, Testers/QA bridge the gap between Dev, Ops, and Business. Testers are in every conversation, in the early planning stages to understand the product requirements, in the ops stage in production to understand the customers, and the business side to understand the intents behind the software.


Paying homage to the Agile manifesto, we’ve developed a set of guiding principles for testing software comprehensively, and at scale. We call these principles the DevTestOps Manifesto.

Continuous testing over testing at the end

Embracing all testing activities over only automated functional testing

Testing what gives value over testing everything

Testing across the team over testing in siloed testing departments

Product coverage over code coverage

Bringing Testing Back to the Fore

The term DevTestOps is intended to better reflect the central role that testing plays in the modern software development lifecycle. 


Teams that support DevTestOps understand that testing is intrinsic and essential to all aspects of the DevOps culture. DevTestOps holds the promise of making testing a continuous activity, performed by all throughout the software development process, and of fostering the unity that teams need in order to make software that matters.