Managing Global Testing Services

SQA Consulting were engaged by a global tier 1 retail bank in order to provide governance & support for all programmes in test within the Commercial Banking Portfolio, our responsibilities included:

  • Managing the demand pipeline
  • Reviewing Test Strategies, Project Plans and Approach Documents
  • Producing project (Plans and Estimates) P&E’s
  • Determining resource mix, on and offshore
  • Forming tactical task forces in order to bring programmes back on track
  • Reporting to senior bank stake holders, Head of GTS, Head of GTS for UK RB&CB, TO and AD stakeholders
  • Where requested providing advise and guidance on all projects
  • Liaising  managing and supporting third party suppliers
  • Test Management Mobilisation
  • Test Plan Revision
  • Supporting Tools Proof of Concept
  • Mobilisation of Team Leads and Tools Experts
  • Test case revision
  • Tools implementation
  • Budget Allocation
  • Managing Programme Test Mangers
  • Definition of High Level Test Schedule
  • Creation of Work Schedules
  • Liaison with Environment & Configuration Management Teams
  • Quality Centre Requirement and Planning Framework Setup
  • Executing, Modifying and Reporting on Automated Test Execution
  • Defect Management & Tracking
  • Preparation for CAB and preparation for OAT
  • Creating and Obtaining Sign off of Test Completion Reports
  • Weekly Project Board Attendance
  • Daly management Conference Calls
  • Daily and Weekly Reporting throughout
  • Day to day Management of Test Team
  • Mentored & Supported Programme Test Managers
  • Supplier Management