The What, When and How of Test Automation
With frequent time boxed releases and flexible requirements in agile teams, test automation faces numerous challenges. The most frequent issues being too much to automate and never enough time, automation lagging behind, flaky scripts that need too much maintenance and lack of skill, time & resources. Haven’t we all asked what to automate and how to go about the daily tasks with the automation cloud looming over our heads. 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.
What to Automate –> Regression averse approach | Selective approach | Sanity Automation | Max automation approach
When to Automate –> End-of-Release | Sprint n-1 approach | Continuous automation
How to Automate –> All hands approach | Shared Automation expert | Code-averse tool
Understanding these possibilities, you can pick the right combination to form your own test automation strategies. Let us have a look at an integration of these possibilities, the possible combinations and what may or may not work!
- Learn the different possible approaches you can take for What, When and How to automate
- 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!
Testers, Test Automation Engineers, Test Managers, Agile Team Leads, Scrum Masters
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