Start with an internal assessment and discuss your plans with all stakeholders to understand if the project is ripe for analysis.
After that, conduct a detailed systemic analysis of all vital elements. Follow our list from a previous section and use it as a template. And remember to be as conscientious as possible.
Then you will need to decide on your best-fit implementation strategy, keeping in mind the importance of staying coherent with your CI/CD plan. Ezequiel Schwemmer
, Engineering manager at Wolox, shared that if automation is implemented in a correct manner, it may become an excellent assistant to elevate overall process quality. That depends on many variables, for instance, whether you have already defined the needed level of automation or not.
You may use the Cohns'
Test Pyramid that is well described here
. The concept encourages you to focus on different layers of testing and the amount of testing needed on each layer.
By reviewing your schedule and budget and adjusting them to the automation planning, you can set the right moment to start the automation.