Lisa Crispin

Lisa Crispin

Twitter: @lisacrispin

LinkedIn: lisa-crispin


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Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2009), the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” 3-day training course. She co-authored Extreme Testing (2002) with Tip House. She is a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011), Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009) and other books. Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at Agile Testing Days in 2012. She enjoys helping people find ways to build more quality into their software products, as well as hands-on testing. Please visit and for more.

Session - The Secrets of Successful Test Automation

Jan 09 2-2:55 PM

If we want confidence in our software product, if we want production deployments to be boring and routine rather than fraught and stressful, we have to master test automation. Automating tests is hard. It's expensive to automate and maintain tests. Some say "Our managers won't let us". Others say "I can't find testers who are good at coding" or "I picked the wrong tool." Yet, we see many teams are doing continuous delivery, so they must have figured out test automation. What's the magic silver bullet? Lisa Crispin has decades of experience with successful test automation. She will reveal the secrets to success, illustrated by an infamous test automation fable.

Learning outcomes (well, they are secret, but here's an idea):
•How to make time for innovation, and for other testing activities such as exploratory testing
•How to get the skills you need to succeed
•Why this doesn't mean firing your testers or automating everything