Core Conversion Misstep #3: Oops, We Didn’t Check the Core Data

This blog is the third in a series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. Subsequent blogs will be posted weekly and highlight each item in-depth. Make sure to follow along with the series on Olenick.com.

Your credit union’s core conversion project is either on the horizon or warmly breathing down the back of your neck. Hopefully, you have already considered a test and defect management repository decision and thought about the functionality you will performance test.

The next post in this blog series of often-overlooked components of a core conversion is about validating the integrity of the core data. It may seem obvious that your new core has the right data in the right place, but few things are less obvious. As a crucial system to your organization, it’s critically important that you check it.  

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Core Conversion Misstep #2: No One Knows if the New Core is Actually Faster

This blog is the second in a series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. Subsequent blogs will be posted weekly and highlight each item in-depth. Make sure to follow along with the series on Olenick.com.

You are working furiously to plan for the biggest project of the year (decade, perhaps?) and may have already tackled a test and defect management repository decision. The next post in this blog series about often-overlooked components of a core conversion is performance testing. If your members and employees are expecting the same response times in your new system – or better! – performance testing needs to be a part of your project plan.

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Core Conversion Misstep #1: 1,500 Test Cases Are Missing

This blog is the first in a series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. Subsequent blogs will be posted weekly and highlight each item in-depth. Make sure to follow along with the series on Olenick.com

Your core conversion planning is anxiously underway, and many months will be spent planning and executing testing. Often, a decision about the tool that will be used to house test scripts and track defects is made just as test planning is kicking off, which could end up being too late. Your test and defect repository will be as critically important as your overall project plan, so you need to have the right tool selected as early as possible.

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TJ Johnson to Co-Present at Legaltech 2019

TJ Johnson from Olenick joins Gina Buser, CEO of Traveling Coaches and Andrew Price, COO of Barry Nilsson, to present the session, Advancing Innovation Projects on a Budget and Making Them Stick, at Legaltech New York 2019.  The session takes place on January 29th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm, and will offer strategies and practical takeaways to help transform your organization through innovation, project success, and business adoption. 

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Olenick to Attend DistribuTECH 2019

Olenick is kicking off 2019 by attending DistribuTECH in New Orleans, LA February 5 – 7. DistribuTECH is an opportunity for Olenick to network, learn, and problem solve with energy and utilities colleagues and clients. Olenick is looking forward to sharing and learning more about the trends and new innovations within the utilities industry.

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Performance Testing with JMeter & BlazeMeter

JMeter and BlazeMeter are reliable performance testing tools that have a lower cost compared to other commercial tools.  In the presentation below, I demonstrate the testing process for those who are unfamiliar with JMeter and BlazeMeter.

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Windows 10: Regular Cadence of Change

Windows 10 is the first Operating System (OS) Microsoft has provided under the "Software-As-a-Service" model. Supporting Window 10 requires major changes to how IT operates. Windows 10 introduces and requires a paradigm shift to a state of "constant implementation of changes" so that machines continue to receive security updates. Even though the steps of supporting Windows 10 also apply to previous versions of Windows, supporting Windows 10 as Software-As-a-Service increases the frequency in which many of these items need to be managed and implemented.

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Olenick's Credit Union Practice Contributes to Successful Core Conversion for PSECU

Recently, Olenick planned and executed extensive functional testing as a part of a banking system upgrade by PSECU, Pennsylvania’s largest credit union. PSECU successfully completed the project over Labor Day weekend due in large part to the collaboration and assistance Olenick provided.

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Amazon Go Enters the Chicago Market: An Example of Iterative Quality Improvement at its Best

"We wrote the [Amazon Go] press release first and then started building the product," said Gianna Puerini, vice president of Amazon Go. "We had to figure out how to do it." Via Laura Heller

With Amazon Go’s fifth store slated to open soon in Chicago, they definitely did figure it out. But as any Quality Assurance (QA) nerd will ‘attest’, it involved a mountain of testing and a few stumbles along the way.  How is Amazon’s seamless cashier-less shopping experience?  Joe Lucca and I checked out their second Chicago location to find out.

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