Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Test Automation

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Summary:

These ten challenges are certainly not the only ones seen in test automation, but they are very common and have been the cause for many test automation projects to fail.

These ten challenges are certainly not the only ones seen in test automation, but they are very common and have been the cause for many test automation projects to fail.

Successful software test automation is possible if fundamental issues are addressed and managed. Success depends on multiple factors that require the coordination of efforts between various groups in an organization. Automated software testing is truly a different way of testing and requires adjustments to current test methods and organizational structures. However, the payback from test automation can far outweigh the costs.

About the author

Randall W. Rice's picture Randall W. Rice

Randall W. Rice is a leading author, speaker, and consultant in the field of software testing and software quality. Rice, a Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) and Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE), has worked with organizations worldwide to improve the quality of their information systems and automate their testing processes.

Rice is a regular speaker at international conferences on software testing and is also publisher of The Software Quality Advisor. He is co-author with William E. Perry of the book, Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Testing, published by Dorset House Publishing Company.

Rice has over twenty-five years of experience building and testing mission-critical projects in a variety of environments, including defense and private sector projects.

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