Driving Lessons for Test Automation Managers
In order to support their automation team effectively, test managers must be able to recognize when the team is taking a ‘bad’ turn and know how to steer it back, or, when starting, know how to do things right from the very beginning. They don’t need to know all the technicalities, but they must know the basics of good automation and be able to explain to higher management what automation can or cannot deliver in order to secure and sustain their support. In this tutorial Seretta Gamba introduces the Test Automation Patterns Wiki and explains in detail the patterns test managers need to know such as setting clear goals, doing one or more pilots, setting standards and why testware architecture and levels of abstraction are important in achieving maintainable tests.
Note: We will be working online with the wiki during this tutorial, so please bring a laptop, tablet, or similar web-enabled device.