- Define Evaluation Criteria
When selecting a test automation tool, whether it is for automating tests or business processes, it is significant to set up some criteria for assessing whether the tool is the right fit for your company.
It is our learning that to select the right test automation tool there required to be a fit in the below mentioned three areas:
- Technology fit
- Process fit
- Organizational fit
The assessment phase should not have to take more than five days. If it takes much longer to do an instant assessment of a tool, it may be because the tool brings with it a needless amount of difficulty.
Declare the technology that you are searching to automate, and then find out if the automation tool in question usable with that technology.
In most scenarios, you may place it in one of the following basic categories:
- Web-based technology or mobile web application
- Desktop-based application
- SAP-based application
- Citrix or other virtual desktop-based technology
Begin by drawing two or three flows that you need to automate. We suggest identifying some common processes that are frequently repeated and which, if automated, would bring about important competence gains. Then use these cases for assessing a tool’s accessibility; how easy is it to create these flows as automation cases with the selected tool?
To ensure that a test automation tool is the right fit for your company, you should issue the appropriate documentation and materials related to the tool to the particular stakeholders:
- Security Management and
- Business owners etc.
Once the replacements have been assessed, and you have selected the tool to proceed with, it is time to roll it out in your company. Implementation includes two main activities: Training and deployment.
Generally, the automation tool vendor should offer both a training program and readily accessible training materials designed to enable an advanced and quick internal adoption of the tool.
The objective of a training course should be to allow participants to implement total automation within their business sector.
Day 1 – Onsite:
- Introduction to the tool
- Case-based learning with hands-on exercises
- Self-study: The participant presents up to five cases to work within between training week
Days 2-4 – Online:
- Daily progress follow-ups
- Online sessions with automation specialists as needed
- Ongoing tracking of key challenges
Day 5 – Onsite:
- Introduction to the tool’s advanced features
- Status on key challenges
- Presentation of solutions created during self-study
The aim of this stage is to make sure that the elements of the automation tool are installed correctly in a “best fit” deployment from the get-go and that planned runs of automation flow work as intended. The deployment phase consists of the following deliverables:
- Evaluation and definition of installation and deployment method
- Establishing required servers and environments
- “Ready to launch” installation and configuration
- Directions on management and maintenance of the deployed platform