With Agile and DevOps methodologies at the forefront, LeanFT demands a continuous shift-left/right approach in the software development life cycle. Global enterprises using HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing) see huge benefits in migrating over to LeanFT, especially because Lean Functional Testing aligns perfectly with organizations’ Agile & DevOps journey. Hence, it becomes crucial to understand and assess what it takes to migrate to LeanFT in terms of the associated challenges, costs and options available.
LeanFT includes the UFT concepts of test descriptions and objects, and leverages the object identification mechanisms along with UFT object repositories which can be migrated to Lean Functional Testing. This means LeanFT facilitates the creation of strong tests that deal well with alterations in the tested application, and UFT knowledge along with assets can be leveraged when using Lean Functional Testing, so teams can easily ramp up on the new offering.
A migration journey of typical test assets can be largely classified into 4 key stages and the same model is followed by migration from HP UFT to LeanFT. The stages are as follows:
This stage is initiated with the detection of the volume of the test assets to be migrated followed by profiling and then in the end generating an Assessment report to comprehend the ROI of the migration process.
In the second phase, after due assessment of status of process, people and technology, a thorough migration strategy is built with definite acceptance criteria. Additionally, a detailed plan is made with regular checkpoints and periodic milestones to schedule the migration procedure.
In the migration stage, migration of the scripts are completed and deployed.
In this phase, scripts get validated, re-factored and then signed off.
Switching costs and other challenges
Huge investment of time and effort is required for manual conversion of scripts to LeanFT from UFT and the migration speed is restricted by the resources deployed. And the quality of migration is dependent on the efficiency of people involved in the migration job. Fourth, with specialized resources being involved in migration, ordinary business is also impacted.
In contrast, there are many key benefits of an automated migration solution. Firstly, using automation, the migration procedure itself is expedited on a full throttle mode, building test assets which are standardized and easy to maintain later on. Secondly, it requires very nominal knowledge transition as well as management oversight, decreasing overheads. Needless to say that businesses run as usual with nominal intervention during the migration processes.
Automated migration tools aid in migration to LeanFT from any version of QTP/UFT. The following are the quick benefits when an automated migration tool is used to migrate UFT scripts readily used with HP LeanFT.
Advantages of using an Automated migration tool
Reduced migration cost
Very rapid migration process with 80% decrease in the time required
Quicker turnaround time to begin discovering or employing the powerful LeanFT features
Well tested and precise migrations to take place fast and effortlessly
Assured speed and correctness in migration
Business remains as usual while migration