CA Service Virtualization at CA World 2017

At the CA World conference this year, software development managers elaborated on their experience putting Service Virtualization into practice. Their experiences included dramatically boosting development productivity and software quality in a variety of industries including telecommunications, banking, finance, and retail.

Here is a synopsis of the key Service Virtualization sessions at CA World 2017, with links to the video recap if you want listen to them. Most are 30 minutes in length.

 

Case Study: Your Stubs and Mocks are Slowing You Down: How CA Service Virtualization Helped Speed Up FIS Mobile Development

Will Jelliffe, Director of Client Services Engineering, FIS Mobile described their journey around replacing a manually intensive mocking framework and automating it with Service Virtualization.

FIS Mobile provides back end software development for 1,500 leading banks and financial institutions. Service virtualization enabled them to test applications without having to wait for new banking service to become available and dramatically reduced the amount of time developers spent mocking service interfaces.

To find out how FIS dramatically improved their SDLC listen to the full talk: Case Study: Your Stubs and Mocks are Slowing You Down: How CA Service Virtualization Helped Speed Up FIS Mobile Development

 

Case Study: Windstream’s Session on Corporate Challenges in Gaining Traction for Service Virtualization

Venkat Narayanswamy, Director of Solution Architecture and Dirk Fox, Director IT OSS Support at Windstream discussed some of the organizational challenges of building enthusiasm for Service Virtualization across the company.

A critical part of getting the most from Service Virtualization lies in getting buy-in from across the enterprise.   Narayanswamy said, “Without adoption, you cannot get the tractions you need and be successful at making this part of the application portfolio.”

To find out how they built awareness for Service Virtualization beyond just testing and as a tool for enterprise transformation listen to the full talk here: Case Study: Windstream’s Session on Corporate Challenges in Gaining Traction for Service Virtualization

 

Case Study: The Role that CA Service Virtualization Played in U.S. Cellular’s Journey to Independence—Improving Efficiencies, Quality and Reducing Costs Along the Way

Charles Summers, Sr Manager SOA Integration at US Cellular explored the many challenges in growing Service Virtualization adoption across the enterprise.

US Cellular’s efforts resulted in getting buy-in from developers, testers, operations, and even large vendors and partners. This lead to gains in their key performance indicators of efficiency, quality, and infrastructure costs.  It resulted in a $15 million ROI and 50% quality improvement.

Watch the talk to find out how US Cellular continued to innovate business applications, while at the same time completely updating their digital infrastructure: Case Study: The Role that CA Service Virtualization Played in U.S. Cellular’s Journey to Independence—Improving Efficiencies, Quality and Reducing Costs Along the Way

 

Case Study: Realizing the Vision of a Modern Software Factory in a Financial Institution

Sebastian Lemmens, DevOps, ALM Architecture Senior Consultant at Aprico Consultants explored the process of implementing Service Virtualization in a larger European financial institution with about 3 million clients.

Service Virtualization helped them address several challenges related to testing 400 applications composed of 1,500 app components.

To find out how they used service virtualization to improve the contracts between these and accelerate application development watch the full talk here: Case Study: Realizing the Vision of a Modern Software Factory in a Financial Institution

 

Case Study: T-Mobile’s Hands-Free Testing Pipeline

Susan Kern-Conniff, Principle Analyst, Product Owner at T-Mobile and Jason Job, Solutions Architect with ProKarma described how they implemented an automated process to improve the usage of Service Virtualization.

Even though companies can gain benefits from basic Service Virtualization implementations, they found that T-Mobile was able to gain a competitive advantage by automating many processes. This effort ultimately led them to reduce full test execution time from 5-days to 1-hour and reduced the amount of time to maintain automated tests in response to changes from 2-days to only 30-minutes.

Watch the full video to find out how they went about bringing better automation to their Service Virtualization (SV) pipeline: Case Study: T-Mobile’s Hands-Free Testing Pipeline

 

Case Study: How The Home Depot Built Quality Into Software Development

Matt McKenny, Director of Software Quality at The Home Depot elaborated on the retail giant’s digital transformation.

The process began in fits and starts with a move toward Water-Scrum-Fall, which wasn’t much better than the older process. But things kicked into high gear when The Home Depot adopted a more agile software development process enabled by Service Virtualization. This helped break some of the dependencies around testing legacy systems, and ensured they could deliver software not only faster, but of higher quality.

To find out more about this transformation, watch the whole talk here: Case Study: How The Home Depot Built Quality Into Software Development