Executives

Deliver digital transformation, innovation and automation strategies through dataops

 

At FWD View, we work directly with CIOs and CTOs, and fully appreciate the unique set of challenges they face in driving innovation and transformation across the organisation.

  • C-Suite executives
  • Managing Directors
  • Head of IT

Case Study: Global Tier 1 Investment Bank

Defining and implementing a DataOps strategy.

Our client, a tier 1 global investment bank has embarked upon a program of change to enable business users and engineers to work closely together to drive outcomes.

 

Part of this change is the dissemination of enterprise self-service tools and processes to support technology and business teams.

 

Delphix’s self-service capability is part of that toolchain, and the creation of pods to drive the processes through greater collaboration.

 

The client and FWD View selected a complex, business critical, vendor trading application for the phase 0 implementation due to the need for continuous innovation and deployment. Our client is moving towards a multi-disciplined POD structure and requires a deployment pipeline that is both efficient and controllable by these teams.

 

The current process was sub-optimal in the time taken to deploy due to architectural constraints and process bottlenecks. Also once deployed the environments are used by the developers in an inefficient manner, selecting a complete re-load of the environment to correct simple issues. Delphix aims to create once and deploy many times.

 

Installing the self-service functionality requires an adjustment in mindset by the developers; working with bookmarks and branches to manipulate data to meet the requirement more efficiently.

Create once – deploy many times.

FWD View created a framework to allow developers to select and deploy environments based on their specific requirements. This maybe a specific configuration retrieved from the GIT repository or a set of data required test a development.

Once virtualised the environment can be deployed within minutes, again and again…..

Phase Description Impact on project
A Project Mobilization -create accounts,logins and project governence for the upgrade project Minor
B Impact Assesment-discovery analysis to understand the impact of the upgrade on existing functionality and processes,and gather requirements Major
Impact Assesment C Review Effort & Timelines – refine the baseline timelines and efforts to include the outcomes of the Discovery Minor
D Project charter – document the scope and approach of the upgrade; achieve business and technology sign off Minor
E Detailed Plan- detailed project plan and roadmap for phases 3,4 & 5, fixing dates and resource availability from technology and the business Major
A Test Strategy Definition and Document – detailed approach to testing, including the suitable of risk-based testing and the use of tooling Minor
B Test Plan -master test plan across all phases of testing;assigning dates and resources to testing activities Major
Planning & Analysis C Test Process & Issues resolution document-description of how the testing process will be governed, an the processes and tools used to manage the testing cycle. Minor
D User and test cases – definition of the User Cases that represent the businesses and the test cases that are process steps for execution. Minor
E Environment Management Strategy – how Delphix will impact the testing process in the availability of environments, and the strategy to create a “golden copy” Major

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If your data fulfillment cycle is not providing your business with fast, automated or secure management of data, then get in touch with FWD View today. We aim to work closely with every client to ensure we can eliminate points of friction, by enhancing the way your business leverages data.