People Issues in Test Automation

Lloyd Roden, Grove Consultants

The purchase and implementation of testing tools may cause different people to react in different ways. Therefore, we shouldn't underestimate the people issues surrounding test automation.

For instance, senior management may have unrealistic expectations when it comes to automation cost savings, while our teams may have misconceptions about how automation will affect their workloads.

This session uncovers some of the key people issues you'll likely be confronted with as a team leader or test manager when using test automation. It will also help you examine alternative team structures and automation roles together with common problems, how they can be dealt with effectively, and tips for obtaining fast payback.

  • Learn to manage change and expectations when implementing and using test automation
  • Consider different variations of team structures to improve test automation
  • Discover and prepare for the various reactions to test automation that may be encountered

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