In a management assessment the emphasis is mainly on leadership qualities. In this assessment the focus was on issues like independence, delegating and communication.
The most important factor that drives test automation is the short development cycle. Agile teams have only a few weeks to get a grasp of the requirement, make the code changes, and test the changes. If all testing were to be done manually, the time required would surpass the actual development time. Alternatively, testing would have to be hurried, thus compromising on quality.
Test project assessment outcomes are reduced cost of testing, faster time-to-market, increased quality, and mitigated risk.
Build and maintain a mature process of secure development and confirm its compliance with the industry standards (PCI SSF, HIPPA, ISO 27001, GDPR).