The traditional “throw it over the fence” approach for software development (development/test/ security/production) is hampering the team’s ability to deliver new capabilities and features. Often something works in one step (e.g. developer’s lab) and fails at the next (quality assurance).
Adopt a approach that writing a line of code (“Hello World”) isn’t a milestone unless it can be deployed, secured and tested. By working inside a CONS3RT environment the team is forced to pass the deploy test every time something is pushed. The automated test tools can be tied in to validate functional, performance and security in real time, keeping all teams in sync. Additionally, each group involved can deploy as many copies of the same configuration into the cloud space to vastly expand access to relevant and useful resources.