STARWEST 2022 Concurrent Session : Planning your test automation strategy to avoid the maintenance crunch


Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Planning your test automation strategy to avoid the maintenance crunch

Does your project feel like a Jungle Cruise—scary, out-of-control and a little corny?

Test strategy often starts out fine and then veers off course when you get new direction or encounter problems. Get back to the fundamentals by revisiting test strategy and planning. Sometimes, a reset is needed to start heading in the right direction. We’ll start by discussing the side effects of growing your test automation portfolio without proper strategy and guidelines. Next, we’ll cover best practices for ensuring project success, both now and as you scale your project. We’ll review principles for architecting cleaner tests to minimize maintenance and maximize reuse. Finally, we will discuss tips for organizing your tests and suites so your team scales efficiently.

You’ll learn test strategy and design tips to maximize the use of your resources, how to architect tests to reduce long term maintenance, the tools to help establish trust in your tests and project, and how to keep a growing QA team productive

Priyanka Das Gupta has eight years of professional experience in solving complex customer challenges that include five years of working with customers on their test automation strategies. She is a Customer Success Manager at Testim ensuring customers' test automation initiatives are running and scaling smoothly. Priyanka is a BioTech Engineer and holds a Master's Degree in Management Information Systems. She is passionate about AI-driven Test Automation and Customer Success. When she is not working, she is exploring the beautiful trails of Austin, TX, or blogging about the recipes she made using clean and gluten-free ingredients.