What to do when QA team has no test case documentation?



  • I just started working as a QA Automation Engineer to a certain company which provides ERP and CRM services. However, I recently discovered that they have no test case documentation for the testing they do, and just report bugs. I am now having a hard time to automate their tests because I have no reference, what do you think I should do?



  • Mindmap all the high-level features of the application together with business owners. Go over the map with stakeholders (e.g users, developers, managers, and sponsors). Do a risk assessment with some key people, maybe also analyze brittle areas based on defect reports.

    • Write automated happy-path tests for the highest risk features first.
    • Create a test-automation debt backlog, prioritize with stakeholders
    • In the meantime write automated tests for past critical defects as well.
    • Train developers to write automated tests for new features to stop fill the gap of missing tests.


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