Thomas Haver is presently serving as a Senior Application Architect at Huntington National Bank. He is responsible for the conversion from manual testing to Ruby/Cucumber automation for the entire enterprise. Originally accountable for the development and maintenance of automation frameworks for Digital Channels, he now leads the automation effort for 63 applications across Huntington that encompass testing, metrics & reporting, data, and environment. Thomas is a scientist turned baker turned technology professional. He started as a research scientist in fluorescence microscopy & spectroscopy, and has worked at three different R1 research institutes. He has worked as a tester, a developer, a requirements analyst, and finally an application architect. On the weekends, he makes baked goods for a local bakery and hosts gaming events for his non-profit. His passion for reducing the cost of quality through automation and continuous improvement leads him to explore new areas of technology and business management.
The Automation Firehose: Be Strategic and Tactical
The widespread adoption of test automation has led to numerous challenges that range from development lifecycle integration to simple scripting strategy. Just because a scenario CAN be automated does not mean it SHOULD be automated. Teams that adopt automation often rush to automate everything they can -- the automation firehose. For those scenarios that should automated, every team must adopt an implementation plan to ensure value is derived from reliable automated test execution. In this session, the audience will learn how to automate both strategically and tactically to maximize the benefits of automation. Entry criteria will be demonstrated for automation in the development lifecycle along with a set of checks to determine automation feasibility & ROI.