Business Process Testing in Insurance Domain
Business Process Testing (BPT) is a role based automated and /or manual testing approach for validating end to end business processes. In this, the test strategy, the test design, test execution and test data management are aligned by business processes.
BPT aligns testing with business objectives and dramatically reduces test cycle time by leveraging business subjects matter experts (SME’s) in the test design and quality optimization process. It also extols confidence in the team that the essential and critical business process are functioning correctly. Business Process Testing introduces the concept of reusable business components for test design. A test component can be a feature, function or an activity in an application screen.
It is built in QTP automation framework and used in conjunction with the HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) . Business Process Testing with HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) enables non-technical Subject matter experts (SME) to design and work with business components in a script free environment and to create an application-quality business process tests. This approach allows the SMEs to create BPT in ALM without even opening QTP. BPT allows the testing teams to start the test design process much earlier, during system design and hence accelerating the time-to-deployment for high-quality software.
BPT promotes major reduction in change management efforts and changes can be easily incorporated, these are a few of the advantages to count. Components easily blend with change if the idea of reusable blocks is implemented properly. This helps the business to drastically reduce the effort and time for test maintenance and also helps to improve the test efficiency for test creation. Business Impact of application changes is hence, well understood by the tester and aids them in quality testing.
Business Process Testing is gaining a lot of attention not just among testing fraternity but other professionals too. This white paper presents a brief overview of the HP Business Process Testing concept and its advantages for business and test teams. It provides an insight into the implementation and innovative approach of Business Process Testing using Component Based Testing for a model Insurance Project. Aligning testing with business process flow was never so easy. With BPT, we can attain parallel test coverage of functionalities and business process. All that needs to be done after creating business blocks is just choose the right building blocks and you are good to go.