Every organization continuously strives for quality improvement and cost reduction. Shortening time to market in combination with more releases are an important trend. This is only possible with test automation. TI4Automation is a pragmatic approach for successful selection and implementation IT test tools and optimal improvement of test automation.
What is test automation?
ISTQB: “The use of software to perform or support test activities, e.g., test management, test design, test execution and results checking.”
What are the benefits of test automation?
TI4Automation includes stepwise implementation and improvement of test automation within an organization. Through an assessment insight is gained into the current situation and in the required automation maturity. Based on that it provides pragmatic improvement suggestions. The next steps are important while applying TI4Automation:
In 2016 the TI4Automation model has been updated based on experiences and improvement suggestions. The key areas were put in a different order, the wording of many checkpoints was improved and several checkpoints were added, changed or deleted.
The TI4Automation model
The architecture of the model is similar to many other improvement models. Ten key areas provide the necessary coverage of relevant aspects. Within each key area, growth is expressed by means of the levels Contributing, Adding value and Optimizing. Each next level builds on the previous one (from left to right). Furthermore the model consists of checkpoints. A checkpoint describes a practice that reflects something of significant value to reach a particular level.
The levels are typified as follows:
Follow the hyperlinks in the matrix to the key areas for details.
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