There are A LOT of automation tools and frameworks available for QA testing, each claiming to be the best at what it does. We all want to ensure that we’re using the right tooling for our company or project, but how do we choose? As a former QA consultant, I had to remain “tool agnostic” (not having too many strongly held opinions about specific tools) and help guide clients to choose the tools that were best for them. When I arrived at WizeHive and began to build the new QA Team, leading this same process was one of my foundational tasks. Based on my experience in this presentation, we will address the questions

  • How do we choose automation tools?
  • Which tools should we choose — and should it be open-source, subscription-based, or a hybrid approach?
  • If our Team already has automation in place, how do we lead a discussion about the possibility of switching from one framework to another?
  • When would it make sense to make a switch from an existing tool to a new tool?

Takeaways from the topic:

  • Learn how to research the available tools (both open-source and subscription-based), consult with vendors and stakeholders, analyze features, develop cost analysis models, led force-field analysis exercises, engage with proofs of concept, and ultimately choose a tool or framework.
  • Learn how to guide the conversation and process of moving away from one tool or framework in favor of another.
  • Participants will leave the session with guidelines on how they can steer the same type of conversation in their organization (how to do the research, how to lead the fact gathering and analysis, and how to help the team to make the final decision).

September 27 @ 09:00
09:00 — 09:45 (45′)

Jay Newlin