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PLANNING FOR AUTOMATION

Think beyond automating "test execution" - there are other things that add value to software quality!
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Ian Pestelos

on 7 April 2014

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Transcript of PLANNING FOR AUTOMATION

Planning for Automation: The
3Ws

Key Points
Understand
value
Think '
outside-the-box
'
Treat automation as an
investment
Start with
why
(not HOW)
WHY
AUTOMATE?
"The point of automated testing strategy is to SAVE TIME and MONEY. OR to FIND MORE BUGS or HARDER-TO-FIND bugs. The strategy works if it makes you more effective (you find better and more reproducible bugs)
AND
more efficient (you find the bugs faster and cheaper)"

- Dr. Cem Kaner
WHAT
to Automate
Test Automation
vs. Task Automation
WHO
Automates?
"Forcing a nontechnical tester to become a programmer may cause you to lose a good tester and gain a poor programmer"

- Dorothy Graham,
Experiences with Test Automation
The Goal of Testing
WHY THE F* ARE YOU
TESTING?
Ensure everything
"works"
Task Automation
Time-consuming tasks
Load / stress simulation
Test data creation
Monitoring
Workflow automation
Automate
THE
testing
vs.
Automate
AROUND
the testing
For Starters...
I
You
before we get started:
STOP
starting with the

TOOL
!
Find bugs
Assess conformance
to specs
Block a release
OTHERS?
what worked...?
Ian Pestelos, Head of Products and Quality @ oxygenventures.com.au
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