INADEQUATE DOCUMENTATION

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Issue Summary

Test automation testware (scripts data etc.) are not adequately documented

Category

Process

Examples

Test scripts are not documented at all or not adequately, so they cannot be found (no reuse) or nobody knows what they actually do.
Available data is not documented so it cannot be reused.
Documentation is missing about the kind of data and / or where to find it or where to store it.
There is no overview of the automation "regime" - where various artefacts are stored, the aims and objectives of the automation, etc.

Questions

Who creates the scripts? Who maintains them?
Who creates the data? Who maintains it?
Who uses the data or the scripts?
Are there standards? Are they used?

Resolving Patterns

Most recommended:


Other useful patterns:

  • SET STANDARDS: Set and follow standards for the automation artefacts

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