STAREAST 2008: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Automation Testers

Mukesh Mulchandani, ZenTEST Labs

In many organizations, test automation is becoming a specialized career path. Mukesh Mulchandani identifies seven habits of highly effective automation specialists and compares them with Stephen Covey's classic Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Mukesh not only describes behavior patterns of effective automation testers but he also discusses how to internalize these patterns so that you use them instinctively. Drawing on his experience of managing large test automation projects for financial applications, Mukesh describes obvious habits such as saving and reusing tests. He then describes the uncommon but essential habits of strategizing, seeking, selling, and communicating. Learn how to avoid the bad habits that automation test novices-and even experts-may unconsciously adopt.

  • Keys to successful test automation
  • Leadership skills needed by test automation specialists
  • List of automation problem behaviors

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