Why Does Automation Fail? – Tanya Kravtsov

Why Does Automation Fail? – Tanya Kravtsov


Automation is supposed to save the world – testing world that is. There are a lot of myths around test automation – Testing can be 100% Automated; Automation is a lot faster than manual testing; Automation can be designed in a way so that it’s maintenance free; Automation can be created without any scripting. While Automation can truly accelerate the software development lifecycle, if done for the wrong reason or not implemented in the right way, it can actually hinder the progress. In this talk I will cover the top reasons why Automation often fails and discuss how it can be prevented and designed in a way to truly benefit the testing process.

About Tanya

Tanya is a founder of the DevOpsQA NJ Meetup group and has been a speaker at conferences like QUEST and Jenkins User Conference. Recently she joined ROKITT – an exciting and innovative startup company – as the head of automation and continuous delivery. She has built a team of engineers and is working with ROKITT customers to transform their development and testing processes. Prior to ROKITT, she established a quality management group at Syncsort and worked at Morgan Stanley as a VP, leading an automation group of 50+ engineers. Tanya is very passionate about process automation, which encompasses test, data and environment automation, as well as continuous integration and continuous delivery.

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