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.
Modelling QA Transformation With PRIME FrameworkSumit Kumar
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This is very interesting time for QA industry with QA definitions being re-written with Agile and DevOps trend. Expectations from QA changing significantly with business trends around Digital, Data Analytics and many more!
Though, at one end we observe changes in perception around QA, in parallel QA also continues to keep riding maturity wave rapidly and especially where it had an early start to continue adopting to changes in software engineering. This upliftment of QA maturity is primarily coming in form of QA Transformation. QA Transformation is the mechanism where QA maturity upside move is being planned and executed leveraging different QA solutions, processes & capabilities focusing on evolving business objectives.
Interestingly, there has not been standard definitions around QA Transformation. Different organizations use it in various ways and dilute the real purpose of QA Transformation to some extent. Some organizations have taken it ahead in right way and have focused on uplifting their QA maturity significantly and sustainably realizing large gains. However, other organizations have consolidated any change they introduce in their QA approach or methods under QA Transformation which has understandably not delivered them the result they were looking for from QA Transformation.
This all happened for absence of the model which these organizations could have leveraged to build and run their QA Transformation and get the benefits they always desired for. It's critical that any QA Transformation model remains flexible to adjust to changing engineering practices and also provides scalability business look for.
This presentation brings forward the framework PRIME designed for modeling QA Transformation especially with emerging IT trends around Agile and DevOps as well as business trends around Digital, Big Data and others. Organizations looking at making jumpstart in QA Transformation will especially find this useful to move ahead and approach the QA Transformation right from start. Organizations already progressing on their QA Transformation will be able to use this to validate their approach around QA Transformation and make necessary adjustments.
This framework PRIME brings together different phases involved in setting up and driving QA Transformation. Considering that each organization is different and would need to align QA Transformation to their existing set ups, this framework emphasizes on providing guidelines instead of rules while defining step based approach on QA Transformation in simplified way. It encompasses the experience from some of industry’s significant QA Transformation programs and thus emphasizes on avoiding some of the frequent pitfalls observed in QA Transformation implementation. Suggested methods in the paper points to some of the methods used by author in QA Transformation assignments which have delivered effective results. Additionally, provides some of the best practices which can be leveraged by other organizations easily simplifying the implementation.
The PRIME framework is constructed to reduce the duration and efforts required in establishing and maintaining QA Transformation while ensuring that every QA Transformation initiative meets the objective of delivering significant and sustainable benefits for business and technology teams both.