In last week's episode, we discussed how testing covers a lot more than just systems, the need for an experienced test manager as well as a clear strategy and testing plan, and we covered some of the different phases of testing. This week we consider what steps a programme sponsor or transformation lead needs to take in order to co-ordinate all of this activity, and help you develop a plan to keep a track of all this activity when you’ve got Process Owners demanding changes, test teams identifying defects, and functional consultants making changes across your new system.
Deciding who will test and in which phase of testing is something that requires careful consideration.
Key takeaway: There’s a lot of activity involved in testing a system, and programme leads need to figure out how to to co-ordinate all this testing activity, to ensure it's done effectively.
Welcome to season two of the Underscore Transformation Podcast. We hope you enjoy the second of our episode exploring the importance of comprehensive testing when rolling out a new system during your business transformation. This season focuses on the Build phase of transformation and follows on directly from season one (Scoping). If you haven't already, we recommend you listen to episodes 2-11 of season one as we will refer back to these topics, and they are vital in building the foundation knowledge required to move into the next phase of transformation.
Season two will cover the following points:
1. Resource your programme team
2. Build your future support model
3. Manage business change
4. Solution design
5. Get the best out of suppliers
6. Target Operating Model – detailed design
7. Integrations & Reporting
9. Testing, testing, testing
10. Governance & control
We will soon be releasing our white paper on the above points, which will be available for download via our website.
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This episode was recorded and produced by Matt Gore of icon business media.
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The podcast that provides practical guidance for successful business transformation.