In addition to the Perl in Test Automation training
class I am also offering consulting service setting up a test automation environment:
Kick-starting test automation
Often the training alone will leave you with people
who already know what should be done but because of the lack of experience it will
take them a long time to setup and streamline the testing environment.
In addition four days of training is hard on the students.
It might be better for your organization to spread out the training to
8 days - 4 hours a day - in a period of two weeks and use the rest of
the time to setup the testing environment and help the students to
start writing their own tests.
While the details can be customized it would normally work like this:
Day 1: Gabor meeting with several of the students and their managers to analyze the exact
needs of the company. Setting up the framework for writing tests.
Day 2-5: 4 hours training in the morning, pair-development in the afternoon one student+Gabor
(one hour per student).
Day 6-9: 4 hours training in the morning, pair-development in the afternoon.
Day 10: pair-development and design of further work plans for the developers.
During the non-training time Gabor will help setting up the
testing environment both centrally and for the individual
developers. He will also help designing the test framework
and help writing tests.