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Orders of Magnitude in Test Automation

I just uploaded the slides from my talk at Microsoft on orders of magnitude in test automation. The talk is based on the article I wrote with the same name. In the talk, I use Marick's framework for agile testing to help frame where some of this automation fits on agile teams. I was really happy with the number of questions that I recieved after giving the presentation. Lots of good discussion on leveraging the heuristic at large companies, on legacy projects, and looking at the changing role of the tester. 

Market context
I have a recommendation from an additional application tour from Cem Kaner.

"Testers should be touring the market context as well as the product itself. For example, a lot of customer expectations are best discovered from regulations, competitive products, magazine articles or books about this class of product."

I like it.

I'm trying to figure out a new mnemonic that works with the new letter "M." I'm thinking FCC CUTS VIDS could become FCC VICDUM TSS. Perhaps I can remember that some fictitious company "TSS" was a victim of the FCC.

I guess I'll have to keep thinking about it.