OBSCURE MANAGEMENT REPORTS

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Issue summary

Reports from test automation are not very useful to monitor the process and keep management informed

Category

Management

Examples

  1. Test automation reports only if the current tests passed or failed, trends have to be built manually
  2. It is difficult to get a "big picture" about what parts of the system are OK or have serious problems

Questions

What kind of information is currently delivered by test automation?
What kind of information does management need?

Resolving Patterns

Most recommended:
READABLE REPORTS: apply this pattern to give your stakeholders the information they need

Other useful patterns:
LEARN FROM MISTAKES: apply this pattern to learn to do better next time!
SHARE INFORMATION: apply this pattern in order to find out what kind of reports are needed

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