Test Management Forum – 28 October 2015




We’re delighted to announce that our CEO, Gordon Baisley, has been invited to speak at the Test Management Forum on Wednesday, 28 October 2015.

In its 48th edition, the quarterly meetings are a get together of experts from the UK Tester community. The TMF is an online resource which also organises quarterly meetings in Central London on the last Wednesday of January, April, July and October.

The event starts at 13.30 and finishes at 17.15, and tickets can be booked via the website. For more information, please visit Test Management Forum.

Gordon will be hosting a session – ‘Let’s do Everything all at Once!’ – where he’ll talk about the work he is doing with the DWP as they go through a transformational change in their IT delivery.  

As the UK’s biggest government department the Department for Work and Pensions administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million citizens. 

Triggered by the cross government ‘Digital by Default’ policy, the model for IT provision at DWP is going through wholesale change. From being very managed service, using major suppliers only, very waterfall, a supplier aligned organisation, and commercial tools only; current direction is towards in-house resourcing or small supplier, agile focussed, with a business unit aligned organisation, and using open source tools. And this is happening all at once and at large scale. In Testing for example, including suppliers, there is around 800 people.

We’d like to talk about how we’re tackling this change in the DWP Test community. We hope we’ll share some ideas that will be useful to people making one or more similar changes in direction. Equally, we hope to hear recommendations from others who have been successful by doing things we’ve not considered.

Join the conversation – we hope to see you there.

When: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Time: 14.15

Where: Balls Brothers of London
Minster Court, Mincing Lane
London EC3R 7PP