While designing our automation training program, initially I was focused more on getting the learning path & content perfect..
I was forgetting the operational effort to run it all, few good suggestions I got were:
– Try to avoid workshops and try to use / create online courses as much as possible
– Try to automate the quizzes checking & delivering results
Took some time to develop all of it, but now we’re able to do a good potion of things automatically and saves a lot of time.
The point I’m trying to make: Automating tasks is not a new concept and is not limited to just test automation, it applies to almost other every thing we do in our lives
As engineers, we need to always try and leverage automation for even smaller activities
Freeing up your time even a few minutes here and there frees up your time to do ‘thinking’ work and less ‘remedial chores’