The European Software Testing Awards are coming up on 21 November 2017. This week’s announcement – that our nomination for Testing Manager of The Year has made it to the finals – is yet another vote of confidence in our product and market vision by the testing community.
What Does It Take to Be Testing Manager of The Year?
It is a great achievement to make the final list in a competitive and growing field. Awarded to the most outstanding test manager or team leader over the last 12 months. Judges of the category were looking for:
- Excellent people management and communication skills
- Evidence of achieving project aims and targets through effective leadership
- Proof of commitment to the wider testing and QA community
- Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
- Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards
- Demonstration of self-evaluation, commitment to self-learning and improvement
Who Is Panaya’s Testing Manager of The Year?
Our nominee is Guy Bastiaensen, a testing consultant working for Asahi Glass Company (AGC). By leveraging Panaya Test Center’s machine learning capabilities to tackle a specific SAP development project that included several different rollouts, Guy was able to clearly identify the most relevant transactions to test — based on real-life production data — early in the preparation and scoping phase.
He was then able to define a clear business process matrix by breaking down of all relevant business processes. For example, the Order to Cash business process was divided into External Sales, Internal Sales etc., and External Sales was further divided into Export Sales and Domestic Sales, etc. He organized his test management and test organization around this matrix, as well as customization and documentation. Thanks to a well-defined structure, careful preparation and in initial sign-in by multiple stakeholders on the testing procedure – go-live was a success. A system which not yet ready for testing at the time of project scoping, was 100% tested on time and with zero defects.
Also on Guy’s project, all team members were new to testing. Guy has managed to deploy and gain user adoption, not only for a new centralized testing solution but also for a completely new methodology that involved cross-team collaboration of multiple stakeholders. His methodology now enables ACG to complete a lot more testing while engaging fewer testers.
Guy’s project success can be leveraged by other projects and organizations as best practices to positively impact the entire QA and testing community.
We at Panaya are crossing our fingers for Guy! Learn more about Guy’s test management solution of choice, Panaya Test Center »