STARWEST 2020 Concurrent Session : From Zero Automation to Automation Hero


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

From Zero Automation to Automation Hero

Imagine living in an exciting fast paced corporate world of test automation and DevOps then being thrown into a completely manual test world. That's what happened to me. I was asked to join a new company and a new team with lots of problems, but the biggest problem... manual testing. Join me in learning about how I created a successful automation team with zero automation to being an automation hero. Learn strategies and how taking small steps to create big changes for a new testing world with automation and DevOps.

  • Objective 1 - Faster to Market From manual to mostly automated UI only test to hybrid testing including UI, Integration & API Testing Manual test cases written and then automated to "Automation First" test writing approach Time-Consuming Manual Execution to Parallel Testing in CI/CD Pipelines Giant regression testing suites to Small, quick selective testing suites
  • Objective 2 - Add Quality Modenized language from VBScript to Python Expensive tooling to open source tooling Manual execution to Remotion execution with limited human intervention Manual reports via email to Detailed Reporting within Reporting Siloed testing to DevOps SWAT team Learn how we got big results in 6 months by following the previous steps!
COUNTRY Financial

Sarah Bailey is an energetic leader and architect in DevOps with a passion for automation and success in all phases of continuous delivery. This includes design, proof of concept, software development, and execution for Big Data and DevOps. She has a strong record of success engineering robust high availability architecture and test automation frameworks. She has worked at Caterpillar, State Farm and now COUNTRY Financial. Dynamic leadership career as a DevOps architect and QA Manager with responsibilities for several multi-million dollar budgets including International experience leading teams globally across USA, India and China.