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Testing as we know is reliant on inputs from the rest of the software development lifecycle. A Test Practice Improvement assessment reviews the whole SDLC and provides some valuable insights into the health of your overall IT processes from project planning through to production support. Sophia provides an overview of the assessment process and then gives some insights from assessments she has conducted. This Assessment process has been used across both waterfall and agile environments, government and banking. Whilst making suggestions for efficiency and effectiveness gains in your test approach, it also shows up the relationship between IT and the Business, the effectiveness of PMO processes and capability, analysis maturity, development processes and of course testing.
Sophia is the Test Practice Lead for Optimation and has 20 years of experience in testing of which 15 years have involved Principle Consultant and Practice Lead roles. Sophia has worked across all aspects of the lifecycle for testing and is ISTQB certified. Sophia was a founding member of the ANZTB which is the body that provides ISTQB certifications in Australia and New Zealand. Sophia has experience across government, banking, transport and utilities industries. Sophia has extensive experience with Government working on mission critical high profile projects (eg: claimant payment upgrade for ACC, Government Logon System for SSC (precursor to RealMe), DIA Passport Redevelopment Project (bringing passport renewals online).