This is more a request for professional experiences and opinions than a question...

We are seeing how test automation is spreading to more and more organizations. This in itself is a good thing, but at the same time it brings creates big challenges to organizations that want to run automated tests but still rely on manual testing to cover an important part of their scenarios.

I wrote a post about what I learned from working with some customers and other QA Managers, asking for their insights on the subject; but I'd like to get inputs from other testing professionals who have run into similar or different issues.

What are the challenges you've encountered when integrating your manual and automated testing efforts?