STARCANADA 2018 Concurrent Session : How an Insurance Giant Incorporated Automation into its Manual Testing Operation

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

How an Insurance Giant Incorporated Automation into its Manual Testing Operation

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Transforming an enterprise QA operation from manual testing to automation is a major challenge that requires a significant investment of time and money. It involves organizational restructuring, hiring specialists and engineers, building a framework, changing work methods, and many more factors. When the Phoenix Insurance Company decided to take this leap, they first defined what is most important to them when searching for the right solution: They wanted to keep their team of manual testers, who, although they lack coding skills, are experts in the insurance domain. Phoenix needed a solution that could be easily taught and implemented and that didn't require programming knowledge. Join Harel Lek as he shares Phoenix's journey, from defining what was important to searching for the right automation solution and then implementing it. He will discuss the cost of the alternatives they evaluated and, specifically, the factors they considered for an open source option based on Selenium versus other testing tools, including costs like test maintenance. Harel also will share how to foster team-building when going through change, reflect on what could have been done differently, and present the results of the implementation one year on.