Key Business Benefits/Impact
The most striking change was observed in the release process. Previously averaging 4-8 hours, release times were dramatically reduced to an impressive average of 10-30 minutes.
A significant reduction in regression testing efforts, translating to up to a 50% decrease. This efficiency gain afforded the client the valuable opportunity to redirect their efforts towards expanding regression testing coverage, safeguarding against defects, and enhancing overall software quality.
Substantial (90%) reduction in the involvement of business users in system and integration testing. This streamlining allowed business users to refocus on core activities, significantly enhancing productivity and resource allocation. Sprint deliveries, once characterized by potential delays, became a dependable on-time occurrence, contributing to a heightened sense of predictability and enabling more effective project planning.
The solution orchestrated a noteworthy reduction in time-to-market, halving the average time from 6 weeks to 3 weeks. This expedited delivery timeline allowed the client to respond more swiftly to market demands and enabled them to capitalize on emerging opportunities. The solution thoroughly transformed the client's DevSecOps practices, as the migration from Jenkins to GitHub Actions, Bitbucket to GitHub, and Nexus to JFrog ushered in a new era of streamlined and cohesive development processes. This transition was further reinforced by the consolidation of containerization into Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), enhancing deployment efficiency and scalability.
One of the most compelling advancements was the expansion of automation coverage, which surged from a modest 5% to an impressive 40% within 9 months. This monumental leap, encompassing the addition of over 2500 scripts across 40+ applications, significantly fortified the client's testing capabilities, leading to heightened accuracy, comprehensive testing, and increased product stability.
Key Project Highlights/Solution/Value Adds
Continuous Testing in CI/CD
We revolutionized the software development landscape by embracing Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD). Our implementation automated critical aspects such as merge, release, and incremental changes while streamlining software deployment. Traditional roadblocks that impeded development efficiency were eliminated, paving the way for a new era of streamlined, agile methodology.
The integration of CI/CD facilitated seamless coordination between development and operations teams. Code quality improved, enhancing productivity as cleaner code became the standard. This transformation drastically reduced risks in product delivery, ensuring smoother and more reliable outcomes.
Accelerated testing brought a paradigm shift in the client's product development lifecycle. The client achieved significantly shorter time-to-market intervals for their innovative financial offerings by expediting the testing process. It acted as a robust shield against potential pitfalls by thoroughly assessing software for vulnerabilities, security gaps, and functional flaws. As a result, the client improved their risk management strategy, safeguarded critical data, and fortified their compliance with industry regulations. The result- a reduction in testing timelines and identifying defects early in the development cycle; the client was able to reduce unnecessary expenditures associated with post-deployment issue resolution. The client successfully restored confidence among regulators, investors, and stakeholders by identifying and rectifying compliance gaps during the testing phase.
Birlasoft orchestrated a harmonious fusion of previously lacking systems by fostering synergy between development and operations. This newfound collaboration paved the way for accelerated product releases, a fundamental aspect that once affected the client. Test automation played a pivotal role in augmenting the client's agility, enabling them to navigate the dynamic landscape of digital offerings effectively, match the swiftness of their services, and deliver innovative solutions to the market.