Saturday, October 27, 2018
Should testers learn to automate? is the wrong question
Should all testers learn to automate? Or shift left? Or shift right?
Are the wrong questions.
The correct question is, should everyone in the team do what is in the long run the most valuable thing to do for the good of the team & product & customers.
The answer to that question is Yes.
This is the question you should be pondering, when thinking about what and how to do stuff.
This is the question you should be pondering, when thinking what you are best at, and how you can best help the team.
Forget your role. Forget the hype.
Instead ask yourself, what should I do now that will in the long run provide most value to the team & product & customers.
Then (learn to) do that. And you are going to do great. Now, and in the future.