How to Avoid Automation Framework Sinkholes

Laura Keaton

Test automation frameworks are constantly plagued by runaway costs and huge codebases that become maintenance nightmares. Successful automation frameworks are best defined under the “keep it simple, stupid” philosophy—KISS! Test automation needs to be only as complicated as the most complex variation in the system. Laura Keaton will show how to streamline the development and maintenance of automation by integrating it with development, operations, and project management. If KISS is used properly, the maintenance and cost can be relatively straightforward. Join Laura to learn how to simplify branch logic, data variations, versioning, and other framework nightmares using some consulting tricks of the trade.

About the Presenter

Laura Keaton has 20 years of experience in software test automation and all things SQA. She has been a code jockey, trainer, team lead and engagement manager for hundreds of projects across most industry verticals. Her niche is in to end to end project delivery for functional test automation, test management, performance testing and now leads a consulting practice on DevOps Test Engineering. She is also the owner of a Keaton Consulting in Boulder Colorado.

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