System Integration Testing Is Under Way!

December 20, 2016

The Workday@Yale program started System Integration Testing (SIT) in late October. Now at the halfway mark, testing is well under way with six weeks to go. As testing team lead Jason Shuff summarized, test validations are extensive. More than 1,600 Financials test scenarios have been identified, and approximately 850 have been tested and passed to date. These test scenarios cover 15 unique business processes including Financial Accounting, Security and Payables.

Jacqueline Tucker, senior director, Business Solutions and Workday@Yale Financials team lead, shared that “We are well into our execution of the end-to-end testing phase with positive results. Our pass rate is over 80% for scenarios run to date, and our defect management process is working well. The team has put a lot of hours into the preparation and execution of the test cycle, and their commitment to the success of this project is tremendous. The work being done also helps prepare us for a robust and successful user acceptance test (UAT) phase.”

Each testing day starts off with a triage status meeting where all team members assess progress and resolve issues. Then, testing continues in a structured environment following a predefined SIT calendar. Correct data, test scenarios, integrations, and system security all must be in alignment. Defects are logged in a central system and managed to completion, with daily and weekly monitoring to identify potential roadblocks and to provide overall project status.

Upon completion of SIT in late January, additional testing will be conducted and include various members of our Yale community.  Look for further updates as we quickly move toward our Go-Live date of July 1st!