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Event Details

Date: October 6, 2011
Time: 09:30–18:30 BST
Venue: Russell Hotel, London, UK


Event Overview

IQNITE conferences have developed into an important instrument of thought and idea exchange within the community, and provide the most comprehensive overview of current trends in software quality management and testing.

IQNITE UK 2011 offers a combination of inter branch presentations, keynotes and an exhibition throughout the day.

At the conference, Infosys and Co-operative Banking Group present a session on “The Co-operative Banking Group's Approach to a One-Test Service Transformation”.


Session Details

Topic: The Co-operative Banking Group's Approach to a One-Test Service Transformation
Speakers: Paul Shatwell, Test Support Manager, Co-operative Banking Group,
Kiruba Vijayaraghavan, Principal Consultant, Infosys
Date: October 6, 2011
Time: 11:45–12:30 BST

Session Description

The merger of Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) and Britannia Building Society resulted in the amalgamation of two large QA organizations with diverse cultures and test practices. The QA team needed to transform itself into a one-IT service organization with unified test processes and management. Amidst this, the organization also initiated one of its largest change programs requiring the test services to strengthen their capability to deliver multiple large programs at the same time.

Against this backdrop, CFS' Test Services Leadership team along with Infosys’ experts embarked on a journey to assess the existing capabilities of the QA organization; and to collectively chart a roadmap for a transformation that would enable Test Services to efficiently service large change programs as a one-IT Service organization.

The session covers:

  • The current state analysis using Infosys’ Test Maturity Model, gap assessment and focus areas for transformation
  • The implementation roadmap of the Test Centre of Excellence
  • Adoption of incremental initiatives approach to ensure practical implementation of the roadmap


Speaker Profiles

Paul Shatwell is Test Support Manager at Co-operative Banking Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, with the last 10 years focused on providing testing solutions and services at Britannia and then at Co-operative Banking Group. Prior to that, Paul performed a spectrum of IT roles ranging from being a programmer to Project Manager. His specializations in testing include setting up of centralized test services, risk based testing, test automation, test defect management solutions, and test environment optimization by building a team of highly skilled and motivated testing specialists.

Kiruba Vijayaraghavan

Kiruba Vijayaraghavan has over 12 years of experience in QA and Testing. His areas of specialization include assessment and implementation of Test Centers of Excellence (TCoEs)/ Test Factories for testing organizations and program managing testing of large implementations.

Kiruba has shaped and architected strategies for Functional, Automation and Performance Testing; and Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Testing for Fortune 500 clients.


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