Automated testing would help but it will never cover 100%, may be problematic for developing features and can’t help UAT.
But why does it have to be so laborious? It’s time to dispense with multiple iterations to reproduce a defect, ditch the copy/paste of screen shots and stop hoping for a complete audit trail.
And they’re quite correct. The legacy approach requires much planning, specialist skills and needs a 7:1 ROI.
What you need is a way to capture your manual test results so they can be leveraged into fast-start automation. Now you can use automation tactically and in a way compatible with agile developments.
The challenge is that business users are busy and to many UAT is an unwanted distraction which is reflected in their test results.
Let’s break out of this cycle because the application owner needs to know whether sufficient UAT has been performed. So let’s empower the business with a robust, zero training product that can transform UAT.
But there’s much more you can do. The test results also define a business transaction and give a fast-start to training documentation.
Let’s keep going, how about creating an animation of a test? These are a great way of bringing training to life but also examining issues without needing access to the application.
Manual testing is slow, repetitive and leads to user fatigue. Let's make it a whole less manual!
Break down the road-blocks to test automation. Simply use your manual test results to fast-start the process.
Business user rarely love User Acceptance Testing. Let's make the process more efficient and generate the essential testing proof.