Thomas is presently serving as a Test Automation Architect. He leads a team of testers, ops engineers, and production support analysts in the adoption of DevOps practices. Previously, he led the enterprise automation support of 73 applications at Huntington National Bank that encompassed testing, metrics & reporting, and data management.
Thomas has a background in Physics & Biophysics, with over a decade spent in research science studying fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy before joining IT.
The widespread adoption of test automation has led to numerous challenges that range from development life-cycle integration to simple scripting strategy. Just because a scenario CAN be automated does not mean it SHOULD be automated. Teams that adopt automation often rush to automate everything they can — the automation fire-hose. For those scenarios that should be automated, every team must adopt an implementation plan to ensure value is derived from reliable automated test execution.
In this session, the audience will learn how to automate both strategically and tactically to maximize the benefits of automation. Criteria will be demonstrated for automation in the development life-cycle along with a set of checks to determine automation feasibility & ROI.