CCO demanded a seamless transition to the new improved ISAAC ensuring that the enhanced version was as reliable, responsive, and easy to use as its predecessor. CCO engaged the FD Solutions Quality and Performance Testing Team to design and manage a structured and thorough QA process against the new ISAAC application.
ISAAC is a highly complex solution that integrates with third party applications, supports role-based secure login credentials, multi-device accessibility, messaging, data uploads, and reporting. In addition, it needs to be fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
FD and CCO co-authored the detailed Master Test Plan which included the overall test strategy, as well as the scope and approach for each type of test to be conducted. It also included test data, environment and resource assignments, roles and responsibilities, test estimates and schedule, testing risks, assumptions, and any constraints.
Establishing an isolated QA environment at the FD test lab for unit, functional, and integration testing, FD included performance tests to simulate typical and peak user loads, data migration scripts to ensure no data would be lost during migration, data validation queries to confirm that data would be migrated with complete accuracy, end-to-end management of software bugs and software remediation using Microsoft Test Manager, and daily run reports to keep the project team fully current with the status. FD also wrote automation scripts for CCO to help with regression testing.
FD followed the guidelines from CCO's Quality Assurance Centre of Excellence (QA COE) to ensure that test plans and test cases were created as per CCO's stipulations making this project truly collaborative