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Test automation strategy is not a one-size-fits-all. An automation suite in one organization may not work in another due to its unique setup. There are, however, best practices that you can employ within your business to ensure that your test automation strategy is set up for success.
In this article, we spoke with Anand Chandra, Global Head of Pre-Sales, and growth leader for Europe APAC from Accolite, and received his expert advice on what to consider before setting up a test automation strategy as a business enabler for modernization.
In short, the key is to discover the critical application features and functions based on business priorities and to understand the importance of the underlying functionalities being implemented.
To get to this point, it relies on a strong collaboration between business and IT to deliver genuine business value.
The following are the points to consider when establishing test automation as a business enabler:
Depending on the company, the transition strategy for test automation and the path to maturity have short-term, medium-term, and long-term milestones. In general, these can be summarized as the following:
As Anand concluded, focusing on the business enablers to effectively deliver the core business values is key. It requires the right balance of an effective approach to optimize an existing ecosystem and to build the right set of capabilities within the organization to drive adoption.
So, what are the capabilities needed to help drive the adoption of test automation at scale?
You can learn more about building the right set of capabilities within the organization to drive adoption at scale by joining our webinar on setting up test automation as a business enabler.