When a public retirement agency that managed billions of dollars in assets needed to replace its outdated legacy system, it turned to iLAB for help. The challenges were numerous: bad historical data, a testing team with no standardized processes or documented test cases, and the need for a full suite of testing from data migration to regression testing. iLAB rose to the challenge, implementing the iTEST© methodology and establishing a testing framework that led to the successful statewide rollout of three large applications impacting over 1.5 million people.
How iLAB’s iTEST© Methodology Led to a Successful Statewide Rollout
iLAB’s experience with this state agency highlights the power of software quality assurance and the benefits of hiring iLAB for an IT modernization project. With the help of iLAB’s iTEST© methodology, our client achieved a successful statewide rollout of three large applications, reduced UAT timelines, improved software quality, and increased customer satisfaction.
During the first phase of the project, iLAB helped the client tackle their immediate concerns. We implemented our iTEST© methodology, which established a testing framework and defined a test strategy for the project. The full suite of testing, including data migration, system testing, system integration testing, performance testing, end-to-end testing, and full regression testing, was included. As a result, our client became a finalist for a Corporate IT Excellence & Innovation award. We achieved a successful statewide rollout of three large applications that impacted 450,000 active state employees and 1.1 million retirees. The system stabilized within the first 6 months of go-live, and we delivered enhancements to production thereafter.
Improving Software Quality: iLAB’s Strategy for Meeting Service Level Measurements
During the second phase of the project, iLAB focused on improving the client’s product. We achieved a 99.74% success rate in meeting service level measurement requirements and found 100% of defects before promoting into production.
To accomplish this, we automated 396 workflows covering critical functions in the system. Automating the workflows saved time and reduced the likelihood of errors or defects. Our customer satisfaction surveys consistently averaged over 3.53 out of 5 in the last 5 years, indicating that our strategies were effective in meeting our client’s needs. By implementing these improvements, we helped our client achieve their goals and improve the overall quality of their software product.
Early Involvement in Development: iLAB’s Proactive Approach to Software Quality Assurance
As the project enters its third phase, iLAB is taking a proactive approach to software quality assurance. Our team is now involved in the development process earlier, using automated unit testing and our proprietary Enterprise Test Bus to ensure that code is clean and functions as intended. By transitioning to JIRA and Selenium, we can increase efficiency, reduce errors and defects, and ultimately deliver better results for our client. This approach not only improves the quality and consistency of the software but also helps to accelerate the time-to-market, ultimately leading to greater customer satisfaction. With iLAB’s involvement in the project, our clients can rest assured that their software is of the highest quality and meets the needs of their stakeholders.
iLAB’s involvement with the client for their IT modernization project helped them achieve a successful statewide rollout of three large applications, improved software quality, and increased customer satisfaction. Our strategies, including the implementation of iTEST© methodology, full suite of testing, and automation, helped achieve the agency’s goals. We continue to provide support by implementing process improvements, overseeing data migration, and automating regression testing. The client can now stay ahead in a rapidly changing technological landscape.