Matt Griscom, MetaAutomation
From years in the trenches of test automation, I found it broken. Applying automation to test creates mismatches leading to inefficiency, poor communication, and quality risk. I discovered and recorded the MetaAutomation pattern language to fix it and make quality feedback much faster, more reliable, richer, and more valuable across the larger team and distributed teams.
The base pattern is simple and familiar: it enables self-documenting checks with complete details driving and measuring the SUT, creating very trustworthy structured artifacts that give deep knowledge of SUT behavior for rich communication and analysis. Any team member can drill down through the hierarchy from business-facing steps to technology-facing steps of the check result. Every completed or failed step shows milliseconds-to-completion, and the artifact shows blocked steps too. The hierarchy supports data-driven timeouts for any step. The manual test becomes more fun and effective with complete clarity on automation actions and results.
MetaAutomation shows how to maximize scale. It solves the flaky check problem, cuts defect escapes, and on check failures, it sends directed notifications to the team member(s) that need to know so issues requiring attention from a team member get resolved at correct priority. Attendees will learn how to prioritize and optimize automated checks and how to fill out the quality automation problem space to empower the QA team as the glue that binds the larger team together. Working samples are online to show single-process, multi-process, and multi-tier checks.
I’ll also be giving away a couple of my new books.