ROI – Benefit/Cost Costs (pay now) Additional Resources Software licenses Additional Hardware Benefits (later on…maybe) Frees up resources Reduce the cost of testing Speed and Accuracy of tests Accumulation, expand your test coverage Find defects earlier Shorten the test cycle Reduce the costs to fix defects Accessibility, quickly testing the backend Reduced test execution time, execute 24/7
Sample ROI CalculationsROI Calculations ROI - Sample
Use trained resources ‘Industrialise’ your manual scripting process Treat it as a development project Structured Automation methodology Dedicated resources Scope Schedule ‘Best practice’,modularise, use functions Version Control Start small (POC), then expand aggressively Maintain your test suite Move Automation up (into) the development lifecycle Don’t ‘blinker’ anyone - follow the C.V.D. rule Outsource Guarantee your ROI, before you start…here’s how
Maximizing ROI and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Test Automation – Bill Hayduk Waltzing with Bears – Tom DeMarco Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering - Robert L. Glass Lessons Learned in Software Testing - Cem Kaner Implementing Automated Software Testing: How to Save Time and Lower Costs While Raising Quality - Elfriede Dustin Cost Benefit Analysis of Test Automation – Douglas Hoffman Test Automation an ROI based Approach – Jose Varghese Death March - Edward Yourdon Software Estimation Demystifying the Black Art - Steve McConnell Books/Discussions on this topic
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