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NEW WHITEPAPER: Setting up a successful test automation project

By Antony Edwards

Antony Edwards

Antony Edwards - 26 July 2016

We have just released a new whitepaper about how to set up a successful test automation project based on our experience of working with hundreds of companies to successfully deploy test automation

Test automation can deliver huge benefits in terms of time-to-market, quality, productivity, and auditability to almost any team creating or deploying software. For example, TestPlant has worked with a leading global news publisher to reduce their app update cycle from three weeks to two days, a major UK bank to reduce post-release defects by 65%, and one of the world’s top five retailers to double the number of apps they are delivering without increasing the size of their test team. These stories are not uncommon – test automation really has delivered amazing benefits to lots of companies.

But, there are also a large number of teams which have been trying to rollout test automation for years and not achieved any tangible benefits, often having invested significant effort. Why?

TestPlant has worked closely with hundreds of companies to successfully deploy test automation; and has analysed many failed test automation efforts. Based on this experience we have identified two critical success factors that are common in successful efforts and missing in failed efforts.

Successful test automation deployments …
… are properly project managed.
… include day-to-day someone who has successfully deployed test automation before.

These critical success factors are obvious when you read them, but the fact is that many (and possibly most) new test automation deployment efforts going on in the world today fail both these criteria, and will most likely not achieve their objectives as a result.

This new whitepaper is all about helping you setup a successful test automation project. It is a guide, a template, and a checklist for defining a high-quality project plan for the deployment of test automation. Download it now!