Career Development & The Ability to Broaden Your Future

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~ by Nivedita Banerjee Career Development Stages – Your First Role Learning What is Expected of You You are just out of college, made it into a multinational company and you are about to start a coveted corporate journey. The first few days go by admiring the enormity of the organization, the grandeur, the perks,…

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The Last Car in the Roller Coaster

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~ by Randy Wagner A Typical Ride for Quality Assurance Quality Assurance (QA) in any project is typically the last car in the rollercoaster. They are not steering. They are along for the ride and sometimes that tail end just whips around. If requirements and development are late, QA is almost always held to the…

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Latest Software Test Automation Trends in Insurance

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~ by Paritosh Upadhyay Back in the old days, software testing was just about finding errors in a product with the goal being simply to improve product quality. But today, the range of software testing has broadened and, in recent years, we have seen software testing evolve into new dimensions. The Shift from Manual to…

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Remote Work, the Way of the Future?

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~ by Mohit Advani Much has been discussed about the possible impacts of the pandemic on the way organizations function and what work models will look like post-pandemic. Once this is behind us, every organization will have to assess what works best for their business. Who Benefits from Remote Working Models and How? There has…

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What Makes a Manager a Leader

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Harpreet Kaur is a lead consultant for CastleBay Companies. She comes with more than 14 years of experience, primarily in property and casualty insurance, with specialization in Guidewire Suite customizations.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Others

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~ by Randy Wagner How to Consistently Deliver Quality as Project Phases Evolve Much focus is given to the first phase of a project, getting set up, and delivering the best quality possible. Later phases of a project not only have to continue delivering quality, but they also have to maintain the quality of the…

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No Points for Second Place

~ by Randy Wagner The Story’s Not Over — Until It’s Over Demonstration day for a story is a delight when it flows smoothly. The product owner accepts the work because the needs of the organization have been delivered and the QA’s work is validated. This is the moment when a story truly closes. It’s…

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PolicyCenter and Portal: Reconciling Siblings

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~ by Randy Wagner The Dependencies Between PolicyCenter and Portal Require a Cohesive Testing Approach The problem with building a complete insurance software platform is that it is huge, running millions of lines of code and cannot all be designed and built at once. The history of every core system is that of a gradual build…

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Time Travel; Environments

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~ by Randy Wagner Time Should Be Your Friend Event Driven Transactions & Date Driven Transactions There are two types of insurance transactions: event driven transactions such as coverage changes and date driven transactions such as renewal processing. In both types of transaction, dates are critically important. With back-dated, out-of-sequence and prior term endorsements the…

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2020: Three Wishes

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~ by George Grieve The P&C Insurance Market is Surviving the Effects of Covid – So Far If you make your living in the P&C insurance market like the CastleBay Companies, then you are vitally interested in how your carrier clients are faring during the Covid pandemic. I am grateful to be involved in an…

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