Is that really the case? We know the theoretical aspect of what is required to make Test Automation successful for the team. I want to know from practical perspective, with the context what worked or not for you.
I am currently writing about "Building an Enterprise-class Test Automation Framework", and am gathering experience reports based on what others in the industry have seen.
I am looking for people to share stories from their current / past experiences of full or limited success of Test Automation, answering the below questions (at a minimum):
- What is the product under test like? (small / med / large / enterprise) (web / desktop / mobile / etc.)
- How long is the the Test Automation framework envisioned to be used? (few months, a year or two, more than a few years, etc.)
- What is the team (complete and test automation) size?
- Is the testing team co-located or distributed?
- What are the tools / technologies used for testing?
- Are the skills and capabilities uniform for the team members?
- Is domain a factor for determining success criteria?
- What are the factors determining the success / failure of Test Automation implementation?
- What worked for you?
- What did not work as well?
- What could have been different in the above to make Test Automation a success story?
- What are the enablers in your opinion to make Test Automation successful?
- What are the blockers / anchors in your opinion that prevented Test Automation from being successful?
- Does it matter if the team is working in Waterfall methodology or Agile methodology?