Mr. Bob Jonesis an experienced automated test engineer and advocate of agile testing. In this article published in StickyMinds.com, he gives us some interesting tips and advices about how not to loose the motivation when creating and being part of a Technical Test Team. This is an interesting and different point of view that we would like to share with you:
“Very often, starting something is much easier than sticking with it. This is just as true for growing a technical test team as it is with gym memberships. At first, a couple pounds come off easily and you get interesting muscle aches. Motivation is high, and you scoff at others who fail to keep their exercise routines. During the initial period of automation high, you build new tests, and everyone is excited about the new skills. It is important to celebrate your early victories—those first bugs found by your automation feel great.
But real life can intrude and kill the passion. Sprint work, family life, and other interests all can get in the way. For continued success and growth, you need to plan time for automation (just like scheduling a regular time for the gym), and plan for more audacious goals.”