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Issue Summary

Tool use or testware architecture is different from team to team
This issue is closely related to the failure pattern FRAMEWORK COMPETITION from Michael Stahl

Category

Management

Examples

  • "everyone will do the sensible thing": most will do something sensible, but different
  • "use the tool however it best suits you": ignores cost of learning how best to automate
  • effort is wasted by repeatedly solving the same problem in different ways
  • no re-use between teams
  • multiple learning curves

Questions

Is there an overall strategy for automation?
Is there any person charged with coordinating automation for the company/enterprise?

Resolving Patterns

Most recommended:

Other useful patterns:

  • GET TRAINING: Plan to get training for all those involved in the test automation project
  • SHARE INFORMATION: Ask for and give information to managers, developers, other testers and customers

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