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How to Look After Business as Usual When Embarking on a Digital Transformation Project

Posted by Phil Edwards on 31/07/2019

The business as usual (BAU) team play a pivotal part of any Digital Transformation (DX) project. Not only do they keep the wheels turning whilst your company embarks on a digital upgrade, but also continue business essential projects whilst DX takes place. The person creating the DX Test Strategy must understand the ongoing goals of the BAU projects and be acutely aware of what is happening and when; this is to ensure and to allow the appropriate approach to be taken to capture changes to core and downstream applications before they are migrated to the new platform. Additionally, detailing the level of risk required to deliver the project to quality, time and cost should also be considered and mitigated.

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Topics: Software Testing, Digital Transformation

The Fine Art of Problem Solving

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 16/07/2019

I love solving problems. In fact, I like to consider myself to be a natural problem solver. It’s just how my brain works; I see an issue and instantly my mind switches into problem solving mode. And in IT, there are always problems to be solved.

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Topics: Software Testing

Functional Testing - What It Is and Why We Do It

Posted by Ben Green on 2/07/2019

So, let’s get this blog post rolling with a nice sterile quote from the internet to outline the what:

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Topics: Software Testing, Functional Testing

3 Risks To Consider When Implementing QA On Your Digital Transformation Journey

Posted by Scott Summers on 21/06/2019

I often find many of the high-level risks have repeated themselves on the projects I’ve worked on. However, the risk profile, risk appetite, detail of the risk, how it gets managed, mitigated and controlled varies massively.

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Topics: Software Testing, Security Testing, Digital Transformation, Performance Testing

Balancing IT Governance with Business Objectives

Posted by Paul Singleton on 22/05/2019

What is Governance?
For the purpose of this blog post, governance is considered as the mechanism of control within an organisation or team. When done right, it should accurately represent the business, it’s people, it’s attitude to risk and the regulatory environment in which it operates.

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Topics: Software Testing, IT Governance

How to Manage Stakeholder Expectations of Quality During a Digital Transformation Project

Posted by Scott Summers on 13/05/2019

It’s possible to keep your stakeholders happy, even if quality is not great, simply by managing their expectations from start to finish.

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Topics: Software Testing, Quality Assurance, Digital Transformation

Your Guide To My UAT Guide

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 8/05/2019

For a number of years, I was responsible for converting a large number of, mostly manual, processes into an automated ticket logging system for a major UK company. Many of these processes passed through a number of teams on their road to completion, and they ranged from routine tasks like creating a new user account to the more complex process of getting new software approved for purchase and installation.

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Topics: Software Testing, UAT

How To Work With A Digital Transformation Supplier

Posted by Phil Edwards on 23/04/2019

If your organisation is embarking on a Digital Transformation project, then you’ll need to consider the prospect of working with suppliers to help ease the journey. Digital Transformation is the integration of digital technology into every areas of a business, significantly changing how your company operates and delivers value to customers.

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Topics: Software Testing, Digital Transformation

An Introduction to the Importance of Regression Testing

Posted by Chris Midgley on 16/04/2019

OK, so I’ve decided to write something about regression testing, what it is, what it does, why and how do we do it. So as the song goes, “Let’s start at the very beginning”.

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Topics: Software Testing, Regression Testing

How To Build A Test Team For A Digital Transformation Project

Posted by Scott Summers on 9/04/2019

Building a high performing team is never an easy undertaking. Building the test team for a Digital Transformation project is no different.

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Topics: Software Testing, Digital Transformation, Test Teams

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