Discussing the considerations and impacts of automation

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In software, we’re always looking for ways to improve our delivery processes, whether it’s increasing our velocity or enabling our teams to work more collaboratively. One way that our team here at Tasktop has managed to improve our processes has been through automation. This has really aided in improving how we handle releases, our internal tools, cloud services and builds.

Now, there are definitely some clear benefits to implementing automation within your organization, however there are some things you should consider to ensure you go about things the right way. A major question to ask yourself, for example, is how much effort it would take to automate before you’re spending more time than you save?

These considerations often turn into fear and can deter teams from moving forward with automation, despite the gains.

In this episode of Tasktalks, Kevin and I discuss some of the main questions to ask yourself when deciding to automate, as well as what engineers could automate, when to automate and how automation has evolved here at Tasktop.

We dive into the key benefits of automation, when properly executed, including efficiencies, enablement, and business continuity.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on automation, how you’ve executed this at your company and things you would like to try to automate next.