Demystifying the Test Automation Pyramid

This session will discuss the Test Automation Pyramid and how it has influenced the view and implementation of automation of testing on software projects. We will discuss the original idea and intent of the Automation Pyramid. The myths and misconceptions that have been caused by it. How to correct those myths and misconceptions. How to use the pyramid as a way to get automation in place all across the software project. Who is best suited to do the work at the different levels. Which tools are available and how best to use them. How to get management to really understand the pyramid and use its ideas properly.

Session Takeaways:

  • What was the original intent of the Automation Pyramid and why.
  • How to recognize and dispel the myths and misconceptions about the Automation Pyramid.
  • How to leverage the ideas of the Automation Pyramid to help with successfully implementing automation on a project.
  • Which tools are available at the different levels of the pyramid and how best to utilize them.
  • How to get management to properly understand the principles of the pyramid and use them properly.


Automation Performance
Location: Laurel Date: April 6, 2016 Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Jim Hazen