The Automation Firehose: Be Strategic and Tactical

The widespread adoption of test automation has led to numerous challenges that range from development life-cycle integration to simple scripting strategy. Just because a scenario CAN be automated does not mean it SHOULD be automated. Teams that adopt automation often rush to automate everything they can — the automation firehose. For those scenarios that should automated, every team must adopt an implementation plan to ensure value is derived from reliable automated test execution. In this session, the audience will learn how to automate both strategically and tactically to maximize the benefits of automation. Entry criteria will be demonstrated for automation in the development life-cycle along with a set of checks to determine automation feasibility & ROI.

Session Takeaways:

  • Focus on the fastest, most robust tests. Create UI & E2E tests as needed (Unit > Service > UI > E2E).
  • Build tests based on probability of failure, impact on business, and complexity.
  • Budget, Schedule, and Technical Skillset are primary upfront concerns when delivering an automation program.

Location: Olympia Date: September 25, 2019 Time: 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Thomas Haver STPCon Thomas Haver