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Why You Shouldn’t Automate…But You Will Anyway

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Automation has been touted as a way to speed up release delivery, improve quality, and reduce testing costs, but what if there is a different side of the story? Come hear an opposing view to automation—why it may actually cost your company time, resources and even quality. Yes, you may actually be losing due to the automation efforts of your team. What if I told you to just say no to automation?
Kevin discusses why automation projects continue to fail, why automation checks should take a backseat to manual testing, and why the cost of automation is just too high. With pressures from your manager, and great industry marketing you will still go back to your office and automate.
After giving you many reasons not to automate, Kevin gives you a formula to determine if your automation efforts are getting the ROI you hoped for. Kevin also shares some signs you can use to recognize when your automation efforts are failing. You can take this formula and these valuable signs back to your office and evaluate for yourself.


Key Takeaways

  • Find value in Automation
  • Find more bugs with manual testing
  • Improve your processes either way


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Kevin Pyles

Kevin Pyles is the Sr. QA Engineer for the Mobile Web team at a Unicorn SaaS company. He is also the proud father of 6 children and married to his best friend and soulmate. Kevin has been a QA Lead or QA Manager for over 10 years and has led teams responsible for QA across 40+ concurrent projects. Kevin’s previous teams provided web load testing for over 600,000 connections/sec and I18N and L10N testing for over 100 languages and countries. Kevin also owns his own company Turtlesox, LLC where he likes to tinker with mobile app development and consulting. Follow Kevin on twitter @pyleskevin

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