Being hardcore techie, I have been fortunate to work/lead lot of Test COE (Center of Excellence) initiatives of either improving QA Process or Designing Resualble Front end/back end Automation frameworks. Also was fortunate to help QA teams in adoption of these frameworks.
But since advancement of agile and mature implementation of test Automation frameworks to do Functional, Regression, Performance, Security testing, I feel less and less imporatance of Test COE these days. So just wanted to discuss what next things Test COE's can be done so that they can add next level values to organization ?
What is Test COE ?
- TestCOE is center of excellence with some experienced QA with better technical skills working on creating frameworks,Processes & help in implementing this framework process in QA teams of different account in organization.
Why it is less importance now as per me ?
- Frameworks are already implemented.
- Processes are already matured.
- Testers within the account are matured enough in figuring out implementing new soultion per there need if required.