Seven Proven Ways to Ruin Your Test Automation
Test automation projects fail, but why? Could you stop it from happening? In this tongue-in-cheek talk, Seretta Gamba shares seven proven methods to disrupt or utterly ruin a test automation project, including letting a lone champion keep important knowledge to himself, ignoring good programming practices, setting impossible goals, and feigning support. Seretta’s humorous recommendations provide managers, testers, and automators alike the early signs of an automation project in danger. By “warning” that the most effective defenses are found using the test automation patterns, Seretta provides the tools needed to counter and resolve issues that lead to project failure. Session attendees receive access to an online resource – the automation patterns wiki - that leads users through test automation success patterns and offers ways to avoid failures. Take away automation patterns to defend against disrupting your automation, including: deputies, training and pairing, goals, pilots, good programming practices and design for re-use; these are just a few of the beneficial patterns of behaviour Seretta shares with you.