A while ago I ordered some pizza online – well 41 pizzas, to be exact. The process was smooth: open a mobile app, choose the products, transfer to shopping cart, fill in delivery details, contact info, and credit card data, click “Pay now”. Then something really odd happened: I saw an order confirmation flash on the screen but in a couple of seconds it was blotted out by a big, red “payment refused” message. At the same time, my email inbox notified me I had a new message. The message said my pizza order was received and confirmed. Was it, really? I needed to feed 40 hungry people.
In today’s fast-paced world, no one questions the overwhelming benefits of test automation. In a rapidly-moving environment, test automation ensures reliable test results, boosts the productivity of quality assurance and helps decision-makers lead with accurate and timely information. Now, new human-readable software tools have put the power of test automation into the hands of non-tech business testers.
Are you struggling to get all your code released? So are many others. The solution may be hiring a robot – a QA robot!
If you’ve ever had anything to do with banking, financial services, insurance or even health care, chances are that you’ve unwittingly come within range of what’s known as RPA, or Robotic Process Automation.
It’s not too hard to get a senior executive to buy in Lean, at least on a superficial level. Reducing waste, building quality in, nurturing a culture for respecting people, encouraging innovation, focusing on the lead times and relentless improvement – yes, sounds good! The essence of flow, the changing role of leadership … hmm … those tend to require a bit more digesting.