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Building and maintaining automation can take time. Even with a code-free solution at hand that makes test automation easier and less time-consuming, a lot of work goes into building robust and scalable automation.
The good news is, with the right approach, a lot of time and effort can be saved. In this guide, we take you through key considerations in connection with your test automation reviews that can help ease the process.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
The primary goal of the automation review process is to assess if new flows have bugs or errors. If flows aren’t set up correctly, it can result in tests failing, even though the application under test is working as it should.
By following the best practices for building and reviewing test automation flows outlined in this guide, most errors can be avoided.
In addition to these guidelines, many enterprises will have rules and regulations they need to adhere to for security and compliance reasons. These are not outlined in this guide, but should be included in the process.
As a result of a thought-through, structured test automation review process, teams can expect more robust and scalable automation. As an additional benefit, going through the automation flow review process with your team will improve collaboration and enhance learning across functions. The process gives each person involved important insight into the test automation process and test automation results.
Read more: How to analyze test automation results
Overall, the flow review is critical for the following reasons:
An important part of the review process is assigning roles and responsibilities in the team.
For the sake of simplicity, we have given each of these roles a name (in bold). Their official title may however be a different one (examples not in bold).
Their responsibilities are listed below each role:
Reviewers/Technical Peer/Team Lead
Moderator/Module Lead/Team Lead
Review Lead/Team Manager
To make sure that the review process has the intended effect, it’s important that the process is formalized. This means that it becomes a recurring part of the overall test automation process, and isn’t sacrificed during busy times. This is all the responsibility of the Review Lead.
Although not formally a part of the review process, the test automation building process is just as important in securing robust, scalable automation. For this reason, we’ve included best practices from before you start automating to after tests have been executed.
If you’re past the first stages in your process, then use these initial guidelines to improve your work on new automation flows in the future.
Learn more about how to build robust, maintainable, and scalable automation in our Best Practices Webinar Series.