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Press Releases

Context

~ by Randy Wagner The Chasm Between the IT World and the Business Side All of us have worked on project efforts where business identifies a need, Business Analysts (BAs) document the functionality, and QA tests precisely to spec, only to have the business say that doesn’t work the way I need it to.  Often, that’s not a single point of failure.  ...

Culture vs Methodology

~ by Randy Wagner How Client Culture Affects Methodology One of the great challenges of managing a project with a client is ensuring that both the vendor and the client can work to their maximum potential. No two companies have the same culture and even departments within a company will vary. Understanding the overall culture and paying attention to the variations in ...

Maximizing your CCM Investment

~ by Phil Devilleres Technology Migration Over Experience Transformation Today’s core transformation initiatives in the P&C domain often underutilize the capabilities of the new systems they invested in. Often, the transition to the new platform focuses on technology migration rather than experience transformation. Instead of focusing on elevating policyholder, agent, claimant and customer service experience, most projects merely transfer existing customer experiences ...

Testing Integrations: Finding the Lines

~ by Randy Wagner Testing Integrations, a Two-pronged Attack Integrations within the Guidewire sphere are often a double-edged sword for QA. The tool or system that Guidewire (GW) is being integrated with is typically a functioning production system that the GW center is just tapping into. It has probably been tested thoroughly but it is now part of a GW configuration that ...

John D. Rockefeller, the Quality Assurance Expert

~ by Randy Wagner Rockefeller's Focus on Quality & Efficiency Shaped the Oil Industry Industrialist John D. Rockefeller is often painted as a ruthless, greedy businessman who built Standard Oil by aggressively destroying the competition. But—if you examine the history—it turns out that his focus was completely different. He was simply the most energetic when it came to QA. He focused on ...

Bring on the Impostors

~ by Randy Wagner Line Up the Impostors At one point or another in life, we’ve all found ourselves in a little over our heads and doubting that we're competent enough to justify our continued employment. For many of us, it’s a daily event thinking that—sooner or later—everyone will figure out that we don’t actually know what we’re doing and we’ll promptly ...

Events

November 3-6, 2019 Guidewire Connections

Guidewire Connections
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
Get more info on Guidewire Connections here.

October 29-30, 2019 Duck Creek Partner Summit

Duck Creek Technologies LogoLocation: Columbia, South Carolina

May 5-7, 2019 ITA LIVE 2019

ITA logo
Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Get more info on ITA LIVE 2019 here.
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News and Events

Come back to this page frequently to see what we’ve done, what we’re doing, where we’ve been, and where we’ll be.

Press Releases

Context

~ by Randy Wagner The Chasm Between the IT World and the Business Side All of us have worked on project efforts where business identifies a need, Business Analysts (BAs) document the functionality, and QA tests precisely to spec, only to have the business say that doesn’t work the way I need it to.  Often,…

Culture vs Methodology

~ by Randy Wagner How Client Culture Affects Methodology One of the great challenges of managing a project with a client is ensuring that both the vendor and the client can work to their maximum potential. No two companies have the same culture and even departments within a company will vary. Understanding the overall culture…

Maximizing your CCM Investment

~ by Phil Devilleres Technology Migration Over Experience Transformation Today’s core transformation initiatives in the P&C domain often underutilize the capabilities of the new systems they invested in. Often, the transition to the new platform focuses on technology migration rather than experience transformation. Instead of focusing on elevating policyholder, agent, claimant and customer service experience,…

Testing Integrations: Finding the Lines

Learn about the division of accountability in integration testing with Guidewire. This article tells you how to find the lines to get the most of your QA teams.

John D. Rockefeller, the Quality Assurance Expert

~ by Randy Wagner Rockefeller’s Focus on Quality & Efficiency Shaped the Oil Industry Industrialist John D. Rockefeller is often painted as a ruthless, greedy businessman who built Standard Oil by aggressively destroying the competition. But—if you examine the history—it turns out that his focus was completely different. He was simply the most energetic when…

Bring on the Impostors

~ by Randy Wagner Line Up the Impostors At one point or another in life, we’ve all found ourselves in a little over our heads and doubting that we’re competent enough to justify our continued employment. For many of us, it’s a daily event thinking that—sooner or later—everyone will figure out that we don’t actually…

Events

November 3-6, 2019 Guidewire Connections

Guidewire Connections
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
Get more info on Guidewire Connections here.

October 29-30, 2019 Duck Creek Partner Summit

Duck Creek Technologies LogoLocation: Columbia, South Carolina

May 5-7, 2019 ITA LIVE 2019

ITA logo
Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Get more info on ITA LIVE 2019 here.
CastleBay Consulting Favicon

Why not visit our contact page, we would love to chat with you!