Establishing and Integrating Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) TestingBeverly Edwards, Insurance Company
About the Topic
More and more enterprises are embarking on the SOA journey. This journey involves huge investments but the results are promising. The testing phase, however, becomes very challenging unless planned for early in the project. Traditional testing tools, strategies, or skill sets may not suffice for the testing of an SOA implementation which includes functional, performance, interoperability, governance, and vulnerability testing. In her presentation, Beverly will detail how Allstate Financial Technology and Infosys jointly set up an SOA testing practice that aligned with the existing testing COE. She will explain how technology, tools, and skill set demands were found to be different than the traditional team and how the SOA testing team evolved. The challenges, learnings, and some best practices will also be discussed including the different test strategies used and how the reusability factor was leveraged.
About the Speaker
Beverly Edwards has been with Allstate Insurance Company for 24 years filling various roles in the IT organization of Allstate's financial business unit. Beverly has held positions from development to upper level management. She has experience leading teams in annuity and life product development, operations support, and compliance, as well as leadership of a PMO. Beverly is currently leading a centralized QC organization and has worked to improve that organization's Testing Center of Excellence. Beverly holds FLMI, AAPA, ACS, and PMP certifications.