Solution to Ivy Independent
Unfortunately, her boss just needs her to continue with the testing that she has already been assigned to do. He doesn’t care if her own tests are manual or automated, but he wants her just to concentrate on her assigned role and project. She tried to explain that there were lots of benefits by coordinating automation with other teams, but got nowhere. Now she secretly helps the other team when she can, but she wishes she could do more and provide more benefit, but she is blocked by her own manager.
1) Look at the Test Automation Patterns Mind Map or Test Automation Patterns Mind Map with clickable links. Which Pattern(s) would best represent the solution to Ivy’s current problem?
2) Using the Diagnostic, what Issue(s) describe Ivy’s current problem and what Pattern(s) would be most beneficial?
1) The following Pattern would best represent the solution to Ivy’s current problem:
- SHARE INFORMATION (Process Pattern) sounds like a good pattern, but Ivy seems to be prevented from using it by her manager.
- MANAGEMENT SUPPORT (Management Pattern) is a good candidate if she can “open the eyes” of her manager to the benefits of wider automation. Perhaps SET CLEAR GOALS would also be helpful.
2) Using the Diagnostics, what Issue(s) describe Ivy’s current problem and what Pattern(s) would be most beneficial?
- Possibly NO PREVIOUS TEST AUTOMATION or LIMITED EXPERIENCE (both Management Issues), but wanting to Improve or revive test automation is probably the best choice, as Ivy does know about automation now.
- Lack of support is the most likely choice next.
- The first option, Managers don't see the value is a possible choice, but this doesn’t directly address Ivy’s situation. A better choice would be the issue INADEQUATE SUPPORT (Management Issue) at the bottom of the page.
- INADEQUATE SUPPORT leads to MANAGEMENT SUPPORT (Management Pattern) as a likely useful pattern, in this case, management support for having a wider scope for the automation.