Automation Hoarding

MICHAEL FRITZIUS discovered a new trend with test automation on many QA teams. They have a large number of tests that all pass. Or some tests that flicker between pass and fail. Or some that fail all the time. But the biggest problem is that they rarely remove any tests. Some people fill their house with things they never get rid of. A team’s automated test suite can be the same, piling up with low value tests. He calls this phenomenon, “Automation Hoarding,” and it can cause many teams’ effort to grind to a halt. Are you an automation hoarder? Michael reveils the signs and solutions if you are.

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