Agile + DevOps West 2022 Concurrent Session : Improving Test Automation Code and Strategy


Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Improving Test Automation Code and Strategy

Automation has gone from optional to mandatory in the past few years when it comes to developing software at speed. It has led teams and especially testers to adapt and evolve together with new technologies for coping with the automation needs. No matter the original motivation, you might have somehow ended up crafting a strategy for doing test automation. Now the question is, how did it mature? When was the last time you actually took a moment to do a little retrospective regarding your automation strategy? More so, when was the last time that someone reviewed the scripts themselves?

We will share our experience reviewing the test strategy of multiple projects and teams, paying special attention to the quality of our automation efforts. By doing this we will try to show you how every detail counts, since asking the right questions at the right time, validating the way we are picking our selectors, making sure there is proper communication between the automators and the rest of the team, to taking a step back when it is necessary, to assess the current situation and how could be improved if it could be or changed towards a different direction. 


In 2008, Federico co-founded Abstracta (, a company that is dedicated to providing testing services and creating development tools that help simplify software testing tasks. Federico holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Computer UCLM, in Spain, and he completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering at the University of the Republic in Uruguay. Since he started testing in 2005, he has participated in functional, automated and performance testing projects as an analyst, tester and project leader. He co-founded Abstracta Academy and Apptim (formerly, Monkop). In 2021 Federico graduated from the Stanford + LBAN SLEI, a 10-week program dedicated to Latino Entrepreneurs focused on how to scale their business.


Matías Fornara has more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry and more than 5 working in Abstracta as Lead Quality Engineer focused on functional, automation, and performance projects. He has been involved in testing education for the last 4 years teaching UI automation and performance testing courses, as well as webinars and workshops for the IT community in Latinamerica and the United States.