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Automation in Testing - Simplify Your Daily Testing Business

“Automation in Testing - Simplify Your Daily Testing Business”

Kay Grebenstein - Software Tester and Agile QA Coach at ZEISS Digital Innovation

Automation in Testing (AiT) is not test automation. It is an approach by Richard Bradshaw and Mark Winteringham to promote human-centered automation in testing. The idea is to automate recurring manual tasks with AiT and have more time for the essentials like time for testing and looking for defects.

In the talk I explain the approach plus dos and don’ts. Also I present good practice and examples from our projects like optimization of bug reports with animated GIFs, the automatic integration of automated test results in test management tools, the automatic creation of flexible test reports and much more.


After graduating in computer sciences, Kay Grebenstein was drifting over to “The Dark Side” of software development and he is now working as a software tester and agile QA coach at ZEISS Digital Innovation, Dresden. Over the last few years, he was responsible for quality assurance and software testing in many projects in different business domains (telecommunications, industry, commerce, energy sector, …). He has experience with both the classical as well as the agile process models.