There’s no doubt that everyone wants and expects quality in our IT systems and services. Currently there is no longer an acceptance that testing and quality take time. Today it’s all down to the three A’s:
AUTOMATE – Gone are the days that manual testing is king. It used to be that you only automated the boring, repetitive tests (regression) and everything else was manually tested. The mindset that you only build automated tests once your test base was stable and consistent leads to doubling the amount of testing and costs and halving the value of the output and productivity. Today, if you don’t automate, you’re dead in the water. The only area where automation is playing catch up is in the realm of the End User Experience. That is still where tools can’t yet provide the same coverage as human intervention.