Delivering test automation in-sprint – before the developers finish writing the code – delivers far more value than test automation delivered later. Delivering in-sprint lets the developers run all of the tests before they open a pull request, so they find and fix the bugs before QA ever gets the code. This is a win-win-win – it significantly improves developer and QA efficiency and delivers new features faster with fewer bugs, making the product owner and the customers happier too!

Takeaways from the topic:

How to implement Specification by Example/BDD as a development methodology, not as a tool.

  • If you are writing test scripts you have already failed.
  • How to write – and automate – requirements.
  • Zero test cases, zero test scripts, and lots of automation are the right way to go.
  • How to reuse your automation across interfaces – use at least half of the automation code for the web, the API, and the mobile apps.
  • Cut the cost of maintaining your automation by 50% to 80%.

September 20 @ 09:00
09:00 — 09:45 (45′)

Leslie Brooks