What is a Digital Transformation & Why are Test Teams Key to Success?

Digital Transformation (DT or DX) and IT Modernization projects have come to the forefront of organizations’ focus as a remedy to the current business environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As some organizations are having to “do more with less” as a result of a slashed budget, others are pressing the gas pedal and adding funding under the guise of “Innovate or Die!” The problem here, though, is that by moving quickly, issues can arise during these projects, and many organizations are either unaware of them, or try and mediate them in risky ways. As organizations begin or accelerate their Digital Transformation or IT Modernization projects, one thing is for certain: QA or Test Teams need to be at the center of these projects, and their expertise needs to be utilized to the fullest extent.

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Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."