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The decision to purchase an automated testing tool and to move the QA team to an automated environment can be time consuming and confusing. There are certain requirements and processes that should exist in the current testing environment in order to realize the full benefits of an automated testing tool.

This tool will aid in the following:

  • Determining if an automated test tool is worth evaluating.
  • Determining why or why not an automated testing tool will benefit the QA team.
  • Establishing a basis to make the business case for the investment of an automated testing tool.

Use this tool to determine if an automated testing tool is appropriate for the QA team before spending time on vendor research or money on an automated testing tool.

This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, "Making the Case for Automated Testing."

Solution Set Steps

  1. Separate hope from vendor hype
  2. Decide whether automated testing is appropriate
    • Automated Testing Appropriateness Assessment Tool
  3. Know the true cost and return of automated functional testing tools


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