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System test development, automation and

execution process are key stages of the

overall product development in both New

Product Introduction (NPI) as well as the

manufacturing process for companies. For

NPI, companies must create test beds and

test stations to support product validation

and verification efforts. For manufacturing

companies, it is an ongoing process to ensure

the product meets quality specifications and

can be sold to customers. This testing process

is not only time consuming but also resource

intensive and thereby negatively impacting the

overall system design productively impacting

the overall system design productivity. Large

and successful companies invest hundreds

of thousands of dollars in enterprise test and

automation execution systems to support

their product development processes. Such

infrastructure provides these companies

with competitive advantage in systematically

defining test plans and then quickly achieving

automation and generating large amounts of

product critical data.

Generating, collecting, analyzing and con-

suming test data are keys to business intelligence

for companies. Managing the creation of

test plans, test automation, test data and then

utilization of very expensive assets becomes a

discipline and process of its own. Automation of

the tests is a key component of today’s modern

day test process. The tests are often too complex

to do manually and far too time consuming to

be executed in a manufacturing environment.

A test automation framework is the key to

enhancing the productivity of overall team.

The overall testing process is a long, resource

consuming process which starts with the test

plan development leading to development of

testing software libraries, data sheet assembly,

reservation of testing station, development

of testing data, test station calibration, test

execution, data collection and data analysis

and reporting. It is absolutely evident that there

is wide scope of process automation in system


In this project we developed such automation

framework by deploying a service oriented

architecture for providing innovative processes,

Service Oriented Architecture for Agile Automated Testing


Ankur Agarwal, PI