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CQAA April 2010 Lunch and Learn: Testing Critical Infrastructure Applications

  • 27 Apr 2010
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • IBM Technology Center 71 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago (6th floor)


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Testing Critical Infrastructure Applications Using Global Delivery Models
Sagar Gollapudi

About the Topic

Testing re-architected highly secure infrastructure applications for password reset and voice authentication is complex and different from testing traditional business application. Some of the detailed infrastructure configurations of the legacy production deployment are often unknown during testing. This leads to challenges in defining comprehensive test cases with 100% coverage. Adopting the right testing techniques is critical for successfully testing these applications. Modeling test data based on real production scenario, defining negative test types, and performing exploratory testing of legacy code can help to reveal new test scenarios in the absence of requirements and the detailed infrastructure configuration. Incorporating agile techniques leads to speed of overall delivery by balancing integration and final system test. Finally, deploying a global test delivery leads to the right prioritization of expensive cross boundary integration effort and reduces the critical path within the project.

About the Speaker

Sagar Gollapudi is a Consulting Senior Project Manager with HTC Global Inc. He has been currently consulting with a Fortune 100 P&C Insurance Organization for over a decade. His work experience spans Satyam Inc., Siemens Ltd., and Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd. With over 18 years of professional experience he has managed various types and sizes of projects within the IT sector. He has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. He is Scrum Certified. He conducts workshops in project management and has trained more than 200 persons in Scrum Methodology. Sagar presented 'Model of Estimating Large Data Conversion/ Migration' at the 2009 International Software Measurement Association (ISMA) organized by IFPUG. He enjoys yoga instruction and community service.

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