We developed and executed a test plan of integrated systems and processes following the merger of a state owned utility company and another state run entity.
A State owned and operated power organization had recently merged with a separate State entity and needed to quickly integrate multiple IT systems and business processes. With a Day 1 “go live” deadline rapidly approaching, critical external and internal systems required rigorous testing, so as to avoid any disruption of public services.
We joined the project to develop a test plan for ten high priority critical applications, a series of inter application data feeds and a number of lower-priority miscellaneous applications. We reached out to each of the application owners and project managers on the client side to provide a “Test Plan Requirements Form”, consisting of key information required to execute a test plan. This information included test dates, locations, contacts for key stakeholders and personnel such as business and IT owners and testers, hardware, software and system requirements. As plans were submitted, our team reviewed them with each of the client PMs and addressed any potential gaps or risks.
We then worked with the application owners to create testing scripts to be executed by the testers.
For other applications we provided overall coordination and oversight, leading daily team meetings, reviewing defects, publishing defect reports and ensuring any issues were properly remediated.
Working with the client, our team successfully executed and completed the test plans ahead of the January 1 Go Live deadline. All applications were determined to be stable and ready to go live in a production environment.