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DevOps Assessment for a Large US Mortgage Company

DevOps Assessment for a Large US Mortgage Company

DevOps, Functional Testing, Test Automation

Background

The client has approximately 5,000 employees and $15 billion in revenue.

The client makes homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable. Operating in the secondary mortgage market, they keep mortgage capital flowing by purchasing mortgage loans from lenders to provide more loans to qualified borrowers. The client’s mission to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the U.S. housing market in all economic condi-tions extends to all communities from coast to coast.

The client recently implemented DevOps in order to support the business function more effectively and efficiently with more flexibility than before. As part of their continuous improvement programme, the client asked Testhouse to review their quality of delivery within this DevOps model of operation.

Challenges

Testhouse were asked to provide an assessment of the client’s current DevOps maturity and suggest ways to improve:

    • Quality
    • Test coverage
    • Test Process
    • Traceability
    • Efficiency
    • Speed of delivery
    • Collaboration

Solution

Testhouse were asked to provide an assessment of the client’s current DevOps maturity and suggest ways to improve:

  • Creation of Model Test Data
  • Improved non-functional testing
  • Shift left the testing phases
  • Improved unit test process & coverage
  • Improved requirements capture & traceability
  • Enforcement of risk based approach to testing
  • Improved team communication and collaboration
  • Refinement of Test Driven Development

Impact and Outcomes

  • Assessment of current DevOps maturity
  • Solutions prioritised by importance and impact
  • Clear view and roadmap of how to improve DevOps maturity
  • Tools and plugin recommendations to complement the existing DevOps methodology and achieve team objectives