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Rudolf GroetzGuild Lead Test & Test Automation / Agile Engineering Coach @ Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Keynote of TestIstanbul 2023

Dante’s Inferno meets Test Automation

Test automation has become an essential part of the software development process, with the goal of delivering high-quality software products at a faster pace. However, teams often fall into the trap of automating everything they can, without a clear strategy or understanding of the business needs. In this talk, we will explore the “7 Deadly Sins” of test automation, drawing inspiration from Dante’s Inferno, to highlight common mistakes that teams make in their test automation efforts.
To combat these deadly sins, we will introduce techniques such as “Test Automation Poker” or “20 MVTTA” to help teams prioritize tests based on their importance and relevance. We will also discuss the importance of a clear test automation strategy and how it can help teams avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of Test Automation.
Join us in this talk and learn how to avoid the 7 deadly sins of test automation, and ensure that your test automation efforts are aligned with business objectives, cost-effective, and deliver high-quality software products.

About Rudolf Groetz

Rudolf Grötz has been in IT for 30 years and has been a passionate software test engineer since 2008. He works as an agile engineering coach & agile learning guide for the topic Test & Test Automation at Raiffeisen Bank International in Vienna.

In addition to various author activities, including for IX- Magazin, he organizes the Agile (Test) Auto ation Meetup in Vienna with more than 1400 members and the TestBustersNight Vienna 6 times a year.

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