The Building Blocks of a Robust Test Automation Strategy

Testing is context-dependent, and in turn, so is test automation! Testing teams are faced with a number of questions, decisions and challenges throughout their test automation journey. But there is no single solution for their varied problems! In this talk we will outline a number of strategies that agile teams can follow– be it their selection of what to automate and how much, what approaches to follow, whom to involve, and when to schedule these tasks so that the releases are debt free and of best quality. Knowing your options, you can then decide on what strategy fits the best in your context and follow it in your test automation efforts.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Here we’ll discuss answers to some of these questions and try to outline a number of approaches that agile teams can take in their selection of what to automate, how to go about their automation and whom to involve, and when to schedule these tasks so that the releases are debt free and of best quality. Let us have a look at an integration of these approaches, their possible combinations and which of these combinations may or may not work.

Learning Outcome

  • Learn the different possible approaches you can take to make decisions about your automation strategy
  • Understand each approach, its flow of work and a tester’s contribution
  • How to create a robust test automation strategy using a combination of these approaches
  • See which potential combinations may or may not work!

Target Audience

Testers, Test Automation Engineers, Test Managers, Agile Team Leads, Scrum Masters

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