Should automation be one sprint behind?

The argument in favor of this is mostly – we want to deliver quickly and automation slows us down.

IMHO there are a couple of reasons for why this is the argument folks make:

– Definition of Done not defined
– Testability not built into the product architecture
– Automation is only the automation engineers job
– Automation is focused only on the UI
– Automation is considered only tester’s job..

If we agree with that, we are consciously making a decision to incur technical debt and have problems down the line.

To build your product well, you have to spend do things properly and upfront thinking.

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