This chapter covers the learning objectives of syllabus Chapter 5 “Evaluating and deploying an MBT approach.”
Introducing model-based testing (MBT) into an existing test process is comparable to any other organizational change project. MBT can also be compared with a new product or technology that has to be adopted by the consumers. Marketing theory on product adoption distinguishes five phases of product adoption: awareness, interest, evaluation, trial, and adoption.
To initiate organizational changes, there must be some suffering combined with the conviction that the new methodology or tool might improve the situation. Awareness of the pain points and of the improvement potential is very important. It is the main motivation for the test team to accept the idea of changing the existing process. However, it is also a common pitfall. Unrealistic expectations seriously jeopardize the success of a change project. Therefore, make up your mind about what you want to achieve with MBT. As Michel de Montaigne said: “No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port” . Ask yourself: “Why do I want to use MBT?”