In my last blog post I told you that together with Bas, Pascal and Raajbir, I was assigned to a SAP Upgrade Project as a functional tester, for one of the largest retail companies in the Netherlands. Since that moment almost three months have passed, and I am excited to tell you something more about my project and the role that I fulfill.
Like stated earlier, we started on this project with four colleagues from the ISC. During the following months our team has grown from four to ten ISC team members. With our team we fulfill a variety of Testing, Developing and Project Management Support roles. Sometimes we take a break from all the hard work and find some time to take a selfie, which I can´t resist sharing with you guys :)
SAP is an integrated software solution that incorporates the key business functions of an organization. In this upgrade we are updating SAP 4.6 to SAP 6.0, which is a huge step. Because the whole business depends on SAP it is quite essential that all the business processes still function when the upgraded version is implemented. To make sure of that,
we extensively test all the transactions used in SAP. We do this together with specially assigned business key users and administrators.
At the beginning of the project we first recorded all the business processes used in the current SAP version, together with the key users. Once these business processes were documented, we were able to test and verify if all the processes would still work in the same way as they did before the upgrade.
Testing is all about finding defects. The more defects we find (and solve), the better the quality of the system we deliver. We have already raised more than 200 defects. When a defect is raised, it is important (or even essential) that it also gets solved, so we can retest and close the task attached to the defect. From the 200+ defects that we have raised, there are still a couple open, but overall it looks pretty good.
In short, all I can say is that I am truly happy to be part of this project and I have learned a lot during these months.
P.S. Our sheep are still doing fine and are now even happier since a cow joined us to keep them company. Luckily there is enough grass at the ISC for the three of them :)