Project Management

2 Key Areas of IT Implementation

Srikanth has 13+ years of experience in software testing/quality assurance, with expertise in organizational QA strategy, program/project test strategy and QA project management.

In the quest of software excellence, IT organizations try various approaches across different phases of an application's lifecycle: planning, requirements management, design and development, testing and validation, and operations and support. They implement different models—such as setting up strategic focus groups, managed services models and centers of excellence (COEs)—in order to be efficient and excel in software development.

In this age of digital disruption, it’s all the more important for organizations to be at the forefront of technological advancements. These types of strategic initiatives help them adopt cutting-edge technologies. For example, an enterprise architecture (EA) group in an organization plays a crucial role in application design and development. IT architects from this group are vital in not only helping developers utilize the right techniques and tools required for software development, but also with the overall strategic direction of the organization (such as moving to the cloud or adopting mobile).

Similarly, in the area of operations and support, there is a large focus on finding efficiencies in day-to-day IT operations. Organizations have set up operational excellence groups that provide overall governance, release management, service level agreements (SLAs) and a continuous improvement platform. Another example is a PMO …

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