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Apple Pay – The Best Is Yet To Come

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05 August '14 | Debjyoti Paul

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30 July '14 | Debjyoti Paul

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17 July '14 | Anshuman Singh

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03 June '14 | Giridhar LV

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Test Automation – Have you cracked it yet?

Posted on: 20 July '10

Test automation has been here for quite a while and yet the answer to this question is still a tough one for many. Test automation is both exciting and frustrating. It is exciting as test automation offers numerous advantages and frustrating because organizations are not able to achieve the full potential and have to continuously show the return on investment to their senior management.

But, how do we really crack it? Make it work for our needs? Get a better ROI? We do have several questions on automation. As part of this blog series on Test Automation, I plan to touch upon many of these questions and provide you with my experiences of what worked and what did not. I will also lay out few guidelines and recommendations that will help you maximize your returns on test automation.

Please do drop in your thoughts on some of the key topics that you want me to cover in this vast area of test automation, some of your experiences and learnings in using automation.

I look forward for a fruitful discussion on this exciting topic of cracking test automation.

Ramanath Shanbhag

Ramanath heads the CoEs & Test Labs within the Testing Practice. He has 16+ years of experience in Innovation (Labs), Delivery Excellence and Assurance, and Process Standardization. "Under his leadership, Mindtree has become a leader in Test Automation, Performance Testing and Cloud Testing. He is known for his passion about Testing and has published many technical papers in leading conferences and journals", Krishnakumar Natarajan, CEO, Mindtree Ltd. The Test Automation solutions being developed by his team are one of the best in the industry. He is known for his passion about Testing and has published many technical papers in leading conferences and journals. He is working towards creating a world class Software Testing Organization, and wants to be known as an innovative Thinker and Solutionist. He is an advisor to clients with an exceptional ability at connecting the dots. He has architected award winning plug-and-play framework for Software Test Automation. He is active in various testing forums having presented / published several Whitepapers, Technical Articles, Lightening Talks, and Blogs (e.g., GTAC, Silicon India STC, QAI, STeP-IN, electronicsweekly.com, HP Discover, IBM Executive Summit, etc). He also works towards promoting organic growth in-line with the company's competency framework through effective training and talent transformation programs. He has expertise in incubating complex projects, and growing those engagements into large teams through delivery excellence and value-additions. He has been successful in growing many projects into multi-million dollar engagements. Prior to joining Mindtree Ltd., he has worked with prestigious companies like Aditi Technologies, Microsoft Corporation, and Accord Software (a consultant to HP).