One of the fastest and most assured routes to transformation failure is to short cut testing. It's an absolutely essential, yet often overlooked aspect of transformation. In this week's episode, we aim to give functional leaders, who may be new to transformation and large scale system implementations, a broad introduction to testing and how to avoid the common mistakes that cause programmes to fail.
As a minimum, you need testers who understand the testing process and how to navigate their way around your new system. But the best testers are people who take delight in breaking things and can articulate precisely how they broke them.
Key Takeaway: Even the most well developed SAAS solutions need extensive testing to avoid process errors, data breaches, failed integrations and operational issues when they go live.
Welcome to season two of the Underscore Transformation Podcast. We hope you enjoy this 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.
What is Underscore Transformation?
The podcast that provides practical guidance for successful business transformation.