Most testing and development organizations approach their manual and automated testing efforts independently. Even within their automation, they are running different testing frameworks independently without much thought around coordination, coverage overlaps, or functional dependencies. This approach must change.
When releasing products faster, we need to make all testing efforts count, no matter their type and who is running them. By coordinating the planning, designing, execution, and reporting of our entire testing process, we can achieve better visibility and make accurate decisions faster.