Seven Examples of Good Test Management Practices when Implementing SAP SuccessFactors

Ensure a successful implementation of SAP SuccessFactors by following best practices for effective test management.

Here are seven examples of good test management practices when implementing SAP SuccessFactors:

1. Develop a comprehensive test plan: This should include the scope of testing, the resources required, the test environment, and the schedules for executing the tests.

2. Identify the test cases: Determine the test cases that need to be run, including functional, integration, and regression tests.

3. Set up the testing environment: This should include creating a replica of the production environment and configuring it for testing purposes.

4. Execute the tests: Run the test cases and track the results using a test management tool.

5. Review and analyze the test results: Identify any issues that were discovered during testing and work with the development team to resolve them.

6. Maintain documentation: Keep track of the test cases, the test results, and any issues that were identified and resolved. This documentation can be used as a reference for future testing efforts.

7. Communicate with stakeholders: Keep stakeholders informed of the progress of testing and any issues that are discovered.

By following these practices, you can ensure that your SAP SuccessFactors implementation is thoroughly tested and that any issues are identified and addressed before the software is deployed.

Can test management be handled in-house?

Absolutely. Whether to get an external partner to help with test management depends on a variety of factors, including the size and complexity of the project, the resources and expertise available in-house, and the budget for the project. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether to work with an external partner for test management:

1. Expertise: An external partner like Effective People can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the project, which can be particularly useful if you don't have in-house expertise in test management.

2. Capacity: If you have a large, complex project and don't have the resources or bandwidth to handle test management in-house, Effective People can help to alleviate some of the burden.

3. Objectivity: Effective People can provide an objective perspective on the project and help to identify potential issues that might not be apparent to your in-house team.

Ultimately, the decision to work with an external partner for test management should be based on the specific needs and goals of your project. It may be worth considering an external partner if you lack the expertise or capacity to handle test management in-house, or if you believe that an objective perspective would be valuable.

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Erik Ebert

About the author

Erik Ebert is a Senior Director at Effective People and heads up the Compensation & Benefits team.

With over 20 years of experience in the tech industry, he has supported organizations across industries, implementing digital transformation strategies to improve performance. Erik holds 7 SAP SuccessFactors professional certificates and also serves as an SAP SuccessFactors Confidant, advising the SAP HR cloud team on market development and innovation.

Erik has a vast knowledge of analytics and HR, including Core HR, Competency Management, Talent Management, Compensation, Bonus Programmes, Recruitment and Workforce Analytics.

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