Automation in the world of projects
The world of a software house is a constant search for compromise between quality and costs. In many cases, the cost-cutting starts from the test automation. Then you start to talk about ROI but recognize that numbers are not on your side. We were there and what we have found out is that only a complete change in our approach allows us to find common ground with our clients. I will reveal one detail from the presentation - we are not talking about test automation with clients anymore - as a result we do it more and more.
Are you surprised that success automatically generates new challenges which we further translate into opportunities? We had to reconsider our approach to the test automation environment, internal frameworks and the way we share them between projects, including code ownership, … And again, one simple but unobvious solution allows us to both deliver what we promise and to earn more on our projects.
As we have been reshaping our approach to the test automation, we had to change the way of delivery too. One of the main decisions was skip out the role of test automation engineer (or software developer in test). We decided to go with the whole team approach which is consistent with the way we sell it.
Find it interesting? Join me and listen to our story about how we have transformed test automation.
Outline/Structure of the Case Study
Presentation is divided on four areas:
- Introduction to the world of projects (the world of Software Houses)
- How Cognifide has changed approach to selling test automation
- Why reusing internal frameworks is not easy / great idea (from internal and client point of view) and how to solve it
- How responsibility of delivery test automation changes in recent years
- You will explore the world of software houses
- How to talk about test automation in the business context without using ROI, test coverage, …
- How to increase project’s revenue in an unobvious way
- How to implement a whole team approach and be lean without creating fixed roles in the project team
Presentation is addressed to everyone who is interested in how to talk about test automation with business, work at Software Houses and would like to know how to reuse test automation frameworks, or supporting sales processes
Prerequisites for Attendees
none specific but should know that test automation is more complicated than just coding.