New Bank BP and Full Application QA

Following the banks acquisition of Church House Trust for 12.3 million in Jan 2010 and the acquisition of IMS and it Fiserv, IVO Bank based business.  The bank decided to enter the mainstream Retail Banking market.  In order to streamline and refine their QA capability, SQA Consulting were engaged to create and rollout a bank wide test strategy, and an approach to testing the project that would undertake the roll out.  SQA Consulting’s responsibilities including, but were not restricted to:-

  • Reviewing existing IT QA and Change QA testing capability
  • Presenting the proposed banking wide Testing Vision and gain stakeholder sign off
  • Defining and implementing the Bank Testing strategy and approach
  • Presenting a business case for test management and testing tools
  • Championing Testing across the business in order to create a culture that understands, values and supports the testing phase activities
  • Creating buy-in for testing activities for business change,
  • Ensuring testing played an integral role in project management methodologies
  • Leading business, partners and suppliers in Bank Testing activities to ensure acceptance criteria and scenarios are defined for all Bank delivery change,  ensuring risks are identified, communicated and managed
  • Ensuring all agreed Bank changes are tested to avoid detrimental impact to normal business operation, according to the business requirements
  • Leading, managing and develop the Business Change Test Analysts to maximise their contribution to the business and their potential, including support for issues & risks, resource planning and personal development activity.
  • Identifying and managing any cross workstream testing interdependencies
  • Owning of Bank Testing Risks and Controls