Maciej Wyrodek – RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE IMPLEMENTING TEST AUTOMATION [PL]
Speaker: Maciej Wyrodek
Why are there so many projects with poorly implemented test automation? Nowadays Automation is a given part of almost any IT project. But there are still a lot of projects where automation is not bringing value, with teams and especially managers who got disillusioned, because there is more hassle with automation that it’s worth.
In my Experience, one of the most obvious yet overlooked reasons for failure of automation is simple lack of forethought. There are many important questions that teams need to answer for automation to be able to efficiently automate.
The list is long, starting with simple yet not easy questions like: What is The goal of automation? What problems the team tries to fix? Or to be even more mundane: Who will write the test? What team will do when the test fails? And ending with the hard ones: How does the team know if they are bringing value? And What should be Automated?
This talk is not about finding answers for those questions. Each team has different needs and will have different answers. The goal of this talk is to provide you with a checklist of questions. so you can engage your team and together find the answers working for you.
- A checklist of questions worth asking.
- Participants will learn about priorities which questions need answers as soon as possible and which can wait.
- For most important questions, example answers will be presented.
- Emphasis will be put on the fact that answers may change as project growths