First Steps in Test Automation

    By: Mr. Brian J. Le Suer on Jul 01, 2013

    Like most endeavors, there is no substitute for good planning when it comes to software test automation. If you are new to automated testing or find that your recent efforts have fallen short of expectations, the following topics will provide some guidance to lay the groundwork for a successful experience, where a positive return on investment is achieved.

    Setting Goals
    Each organization has its own factors that determine how much automation can be accomplished within a given period of time. Instead of attempting to apply ‘rules of thumb’ that may have no relevance to your project, it is best to select a pilot project and conduct a time study in your own environment. Choose a project that you believe can be completed in less than a month and keep track of the number of hours spent on developing automated tests for each selected feature.

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    Released: July 1, 2013, 9:20 am | Updated: January 27, 2014, 8:05 pm
    Keywords: IT Strategy Article | Technical Journal | Brian Le Suer | IT Strategy | Test Automation | Test Plan | Testing




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