Learn how visual task analysis can help you to break down application and identify opportunities for automation
- Richard Bradshaw
Most software that we create is a complex web of different APIs, libraries, and tools, all talking to one another to offer our end-users' services and behaviours. Each of these moving parts of a system comes with risks, risks that we can help mitigate using automated regression checking. But how do we identify what automated checks to create, which layer should we target? In this course, we'll look at how we can use Visual Task Analysis to:
Break down a system into its component parts
Learning how each component works as part of the critical flows through a system
Map risks to each of component part that can be mitigated with automated regression checking
So join us as we take a deep dive into how our systems work to identify what checks we can and will automate
This course is part of the Automation in Testing Pathway.
Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, and is currently the FriendlyBoss at The Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.
Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing DojoBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters.
He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education.
You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at mwtestconsultancy.co.uk / automationintesting.com
By the end of this course you'll be able to:
Describe what task analysis is
Use visual task analysis to break down complex system behaviour to make it easier to identify automation opportunities
Judge what automated checks to build using system knowledge and risk analysis
To get the most of this course, it's advised you take the Automation in Testing - Modelling course