Continuous delivery is a way of working to reduce cost and waste, not just build/deploy automation. For CD to be effective, we must identify and fix poor quality as early in the process as possible, never let poor quality flow downstream, and do this efficiently and quickly.
I recently saw a documentary on the history of the Ford Edsel. There were so many lessons on the UX research, design, manufacturing, and marketing of Ford’s new brand that apply to developing any product.
Protecting the Business Developer driven software testing is not new. Studies show that high performing organizations depend on tests written by developers instead of handing off to external teams of “Test Automators”.