The use of Microsoft Excel as an automation tool for the test execution in the workbrain testing process of Safeway Philtech

Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Business Administration


Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business


Decision Sciences and Innovation Dept

Thesis Adviser

Jaime T. Cempron

Defense Panel Chair

Rachel A. Quero

Defense Panel Member

Maria Paquita Diongon-Bonnet
Karen Selina A. Aquino
Maria Victoria P. Tibon
Brian C. Gozun


This action research intended to enhance the performance of test execution of the Workbrain Testing Team of Safeway Philtech. By introducing Microsoft Excel as an automation tool to help the testers in their test execution and results analysis, implementation of the new automation tool was done using two action research cycles. Four steps of action research constructing, planning action, taking action and evaluation, in both cycles were incorporated. By means of collaboration with the key people test manager, test leads and test analysts, the team was able to address the issues of the new automation tool during its application. Furthermore, during these two cycles, the team has agreed to use both the old (HP Unified Function Testing), and new (Microsoft Excel Macros) automation tools for test execution. Through collaborative efforts, and change management process, the new automation tool was successfully incorporated in the testing team. In doing so, we pursued to build collaborative (and social) relationships amongst us as a team. And by aligning this action research with the teams goals of test efficiency, quality control and quality assurance, the testing execution of the team improved vastly.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.


Industrial management; Teams in the workplace

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