Automation Needs and Readiness

Software Testing Automation can deliver significant benefits to organizations that have both a legitimate need to automate AND have the appropriate level of capability and commitment readiness to successfully execute an automation program.
There are some questions to consider and preparations to be done before initiating an automation program.
Where do you think you stand with regards to your needs and readiness for software testing automation?
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Take the GlobalNow IT Software Testing Automation Needs and Readiness Self-Assessment survey and find out.
The following survey presents a series of thought provoking questions that can help in determining whether your organization is both in need of Software Testing Automation and ready to initiate a Software Testing Automation program. The results are presented following the completion of the survey.
There are less than 20 questions and all answers are either YES or NO.
Software Testing Automation Need
Testing Coverage
We always have enough time in our release cycle to perform all testing necessary for a release.
Software Testing Automation Need
Testing Coverage
Our development cycles have minimum-to-no time allocated to fix software defects.
Software Testing Automation Need
Testing Coverage
When we release, we do not expect any level of errors to occur for our users.
Software Testing Automation Need
Testing Coverage
When we release, we rarely/never see errors occur in functionality previously available to users.
Software Testing Automation Need
Software/Site Reputation
Our customer’s social posts about their experience using our software/site are mostly positive.
Software Testing Automation Need
Software/Site Reputation
We rarely receive an incident report from our customer/visitor base.
Software Testing Automation Need
Software/Site Reputation
Our client services and operations teams spend little to no time investigating customer problems regarding software quality.
Software Testing Automation Need
Software/Site Reputation
Our software/site is considered the best in class from a software quality perspective.
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Workforce Capability
My test team has a background in using automation tools
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Workforce Capability
My test team has demonstrated an interest by bringing automation tools to my attention as a means to improve the testing of our software.
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Workforce Capability
My testers are not reliant on development and operations teams to provide scripts, queries and other pseudo programming to support their testing efforts.
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Software Process and Enviroment
The software operational environment leverages a common configuration and a continuous integration framework.
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Software Process and Enviroment
The QA team has at least one dedicated environment for their testing.
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Software Process and Enviroment
The QA team can effectively install new development builds in their environment without significant development support.
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Management Commitment
Senior Management recognizes the need for quality improvement.
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Management Commitment
An initiative to identify software testing automation solutions has been approved
Software Testing Automation Readiness
Management Commitment
Budget has been approved / approval in process for an automation program.
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