Create a central test repository to enable access by external development partners, support regular audits, and promote test reuse across the organization.
The organization was formed following a merger of three different companies. This resulted in thousands of different applications, managed through different IT teams. The application development organization is geographically distributed, and supported by offshore and 3rd party vendors. A mixture of waterfall and Agile development processes are in use, and SAP is used as a core ERP system, tracking all main business functions. The Test Lead summarizes the challenge: “We are the application testing governance layer; responsible for ensuring consistent testing processes across our organization. An organization-wide central test repository would help us with regular audits, and promote test case reuse. Test scripts were produced and stored all over the organization, and people were rewriting tests continually. Our testing needs to be ITIL-compliant, and our testing system accessible to development partners who are not on our network. Reporting and transparency is the key to success, but with distributed efforts it is difficult to gain the necessary visibility.”
A consolidating of the application testing platform will pave the way towards a DevOps approach across the organization.