Exercise SET CLEAR GOALS

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The following are possible test automation goals. Evaluate each one - is it a good one? If not, why not? Which are already in place in your own organisation?



Possible test automation goals Good automation goal? (If not, why not?) Already in place?
Run tests every night on all PCs
Automate all of our manual tests
Make it easy for business users to write and run automated tests
Ensure repeatability of regression tests
Ensure that we meet our next release deadline (we’re under time pressure)
Find lots of bugs by running automated tests
Find defects in less time
Free testers from repeated (boring) test execution to spend more time doing exploratory testing
Reduce the number of testers
Reduce elapsed time for testing by x%
Run more tests / Run tests more often
Increase coverage




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