Begin your journey into in creating valuable automation by reflecting on what automation is and how it helps- Richard Bradshaw
There’s no denying that automation is a popular topic when it comes to testing and software development. Teams are under increasing pressure to deliver faster, which means a growing demand to use automation to support our work. But how do we go about implementing automation in a way that helps support teams and delivers value? It may be tempting to dive straight into building some tools, but first, we should reflect on what automation is within the context of software development, and the role it plays. Knowing the value and limitations of automation can help us build an automation approach that works for everyone. That’s why in this course we’ll:
- Look at existing definitions of automation, reflect on them and develop our own
- Investigate the skills and knowledge required to succeed in automation
- Introduce the Automation in Testing mindset and approach to automation
So join us as we take our first steps into automation and reflect on what it means for our teams and us.
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:
- Define what automation is
- Outline the skills required to deliver valuable automation
- Interpret the Automation in Testing mindset
There are no pre-requisites for this course