SUCEED - WinVinaya Consulting Methodology

Alphabet S

Sensitize



  • Educate the Organization and its employees on the need of the exercise

  • Enable the stakeholders to understand the need of the hour keeping in mind the organization, market and customer needs


Alphabet U

Understand



  • Execute an As-Is analysis

  • Understand stakeholder needs

  • Understand what works well and what needs improvement

  • Identify the collective capability of the organization


Alphabet C

Consolidate



  • Consolidate stakeholder needs, organization capability and document findings

  • Facilitate organization/stakeholders to arrive at the goal


Alphabet E

Evaluate



  • Identify standards for alignment

  • Prepare a gap analysis covering the organization systems and procedures and individual capabilities/skills


Alphabet E

Enhance



  • Enhance the systems and procedures to suit the needs

  • Identify tools/training that could enable in skill upgrade

  • Build a robust Talent enablement methodology that can scale based  on needs

  • Execute Pilot(s)


Alphabet D

Deploy



  • Roll out process

  • Validate implementation results, make course corrections as appropriate


PERFECT - WinVinaya Assessment & Improvement Methodology

Prepare

  • Kickoff assessment and inform the employees and stakeholders the background behind this assessment & the outcome
  • Seek their support in being transparent and providing the right and factual information

Elicit

  • Execute an As-Is analysis through Questionnaire, interviews and document reviews.
  • Understand stakeholder needs
  • Understand what works well and what needs improvement
  • Identify the collective capability of the organization

Review

  • Consolidate stakeholder needs, organization capability and document findings
  • Facilitate organization / stakeholders to arrive at the goal

Finalize

  • Identify standards for alignment
  • Prepare a Test Assessment report covering the organization systems, Tools and procedures and individual capabilities/skills

Enhance

  • Enhance the systems, tools and procedures to suit the needs
  • Identify tools/training that could enable in skill upgrade
  • Build a robust Talent enablement methodology that can scale based on needs
  • Execute Pilot(s)

Communicate

  • Roll out process, systems and tools as appropriate to the entire organization
  • Assist organization in following the revised process, systems and tools

Track

  • Track progress of the revised process,
  • Make tweaks/changes to suit the needs and enable achievement of goals

WinVinaya’s Agile Test Maturity Model

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Technical Excellence

Skill development & Knowledge Sharing
  • Test trainings are planned and executed
  • Documents are shared in a common place for knowledge sharing
  • Assessment of skills happen (primarily focused on immediate delivery needs)
  • Portals/Tools to share knowledge available
  • Structured programs are available in the department to groom test specialists, test leads
  • Future skill requirements are documented
  • The effectiveness of skill development is measured
  • Goals are set for skill development across immediate, future needs
  • Goals, plans are created and monitored
Test Plan & Design
  • Test approach covers functional testing
  • Black box testing techniques (ex: equivalence partitioning,..) done
  • Plan covers non-functional testing as well
  • Tools are used for efficient test design (ex: AllPairs, …)
  • Goals set for early defect detection
  • Model based test design
  • Plan covers defect prevention
  • More test cases based on enhanced risk
  • Re-use of test artifacts across projects

Delivery Excellence

Early Defect Detection
  • Basic Agile training
  • Build Verification Testing
  • Continuous Integration Testing
  • TDD/ ATDD training
  • Code reviews focused on functionality
  • Code coverage 40% to 60%
  • Code reviews include non-functional test
  • Automated reviews through tools
  • Code coverage is 60% to 80%
  • Intense architecture, design reviews
  • Reviews aligned to product risk
  • Code coverage > 80%
Test Automation
  • Automated smoke tests
  • Focus on regression test automation
  • Utilizes test automation framework
  • Test automation goals cover % of test case automation. Goals are regularly monitored
  • Automation within iteration
  • Automation across layers (UI, Middle)
  • Frameworks cover different configs
  • Goals cover effort savings
  • Focus is on integration, E2E automation
  • Goals cover development effort optimization.
Non-Functional Testing
  • Performance Testing, Installation Testing are planned & executed
  • Security testing is planned & executed
  • Performance models cover different loads, scalability
  • Performance profiling is done
  • For mobiles – usage of memory, battery, network data, compatibility testing
  • Validation of performance models against production done
  • RCCA done for Non Functional defects
Test Environment
  • Dedicated environment available for functional testing
  • Test data created for functional testing
  • Dedicated & adequate environment available for non-functional testing Portals/Tools are available for sharing
  • Build, Deployment into the environments are automated, monitored
  • Effectiveness of test environment in terms of availability, scalability measured
  • Optimized environments through IAAS, Cloud services

Test Enabler Excellence

Information Radiators
  • Test execution trends, defect trends monitored and actioned
  • Build Verification Pass/Fail Trends
  • Leading metrics like code coverage, technical debt are measured, monitored
  • % of test cases automated
  • Trends of RCCA of external defects
  • Dashboard across department
  • Effort savings of test automation
  • Trends of RCCA of internal defects
  • Analysis of dashboard across depts
  • Schedule Savings, Quality Improvement through Test Automation
  • Dashboards shared with stakeholders
Defect Mgmt
  • Defects Radiated
  • Defects are monitored for closure
  • Defects are traceable to test cases
  • Early defect detection are logged
  • RCCA of external defects done
  • RCCA of internal defects done
  • Actions to detect defects early – created and monitored, across department
  • Automatic monitoring of production for potential defects
  • Effectiveness of RCCA – measured