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Test Governance Model?
      06/28/06 03:48 AM

Interesting topic for me this one.

I've been asked to produce a Governance Model for Test, along with many other improvements (aiming to implement the TPI model but that's for another post!).

I've been looking at governance models for a couple of weeks now and I have come to the conclusion that it is not possible to implement a model in isolation from other models within the organisation.

What management are looking for is a high level picture (actual graphic) of "this is how governance will work" but I'm having difficulty with that. Is it as simple as "here's a box representing the organisation, these boxes represent the projects, in the projects we'll do x, y, z (e.g. Risk & Issue Mgmt, Defect Management etc.) and feed into the overall organisation picture?

Where I am having difficulty is these processes need to feed into the overall organisation's processes such as Risk but they are not well documented at present.

Does anyone have any experience in this area? I've never had to implement a model before and I am finding it slightly confusing! My initial tought is to go back to management and ask them to show the documented processes (which I know don't exist) into which we can feed. This would cause delay and possibly ruffle some feathers.

For test, I expect us to have the following meetings to assist in "governance":

1. Weekly Risk & Issue Management
2. Weekly Delivery Planning (possibly tied in with above
3. Monthly Test Manager forum where project test leads can meet to discuss issues, have presentations from other parts of the organisation, present their own area's work etc.
4. 1-2-1 with test leads for HR type issues (monthly?)

Does anyone have any views on this? Any help appreciated.

[ 06-28-2006, 03:53 AM: Message edited by: RobJ ]

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* Test Governance Model? RobJ 06/28/06 03:48 AM
. * * Re: Test Governance Model? lynneM - RIP   06/28/06 06:28 AM
. * * Re: Test Governance Model? RobJ   06/28/06 08:10 AM
. * * Re: Test Governance Model? RobJ   07/12/06 03:03 AM
. * * Re: Test Governance Model? lynneM - RIP   07/12/06 06:17 AM
. * * Re: Test Governance Model? RobJ   07/12/06 06:56 AM
. * * Re: Test Governance Model? skrshar   12/12/07 11:37 PM
. * * Re: Test Governance Model? Joe Strazzere   12/13/07 05:15 AM
. * * Re: Test Governance Model? skrshar   12/13/07 08:40 PM

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