Not Your Parents’ Automation – Practical Application of Non-Traditional Test Automation

Most software companies have an automation initiative; some are just starting, some are humming right along. Typically, these initiatives focus on “traditional automation”: using a software package to automate existing test cases or user stories. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; often, there is value in that. But, if we use only the traditional approach to automation, we miss opportunities to exploit the power of automation.

Instead of focusing on how many test cases we can automate, what if we consider this: “how can automation help me do my job?”

During this session, Paul Grizzaffi will share some real-world examples where non-traditional automation (that he calls “automation assist”) provided business value, including cases where traditional automation could not have provided the same level of value. He will also discuss some things to keep in mind when implementing automation assist.

Session Takeaways:

  • Traditional automation can be valuable, but don’t make that your focus.
  • Focus on using automation to help you do your job.
  • There is more than one way to use your testing tools.
  • Be mindful of who will be running the tools and where the tools will be running.

Automation
Location: Fairbanks Terrace C Date: April 1, 2015 Time: 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Paul Grizzaffi Paul Grizzaffi