Testing Stage Begins

Over the next five months, the Workday system for WSU will be put through its paces as we begin the Test stage.

Testing is an exciting new stage when we’ll examine, refine, and confirm the Workday system. It is the final stage before Training begins.

During this stage, two types of testing will occur, beginning in December 2019 with End-to-End testing, and ending in April 2020 with User Acceptance testing. Both types ensure that the business processes designed and built in previous project stages function properly and serve the business needs of the University at large.

What is End-to-End (E2E) Testing?

End-to-End (E2E) testing kicks off in December 2019. Testers will complete a series of more than 3,000 comprehensive test scenarios to examine Workday from top to bottom, making sure the data and business processes in the system function as designed and produce the anticipated results. E2E will include Modernization Team analysts and a group of guest testers from the broader University community.

How about User Acceptance Testing (UAT)?

User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is a period of testing intended to make sure that the business processes in Workday run as designed for those who will be carrying out these activities on a regular basis. UAT testing will occur in April 2020. During UAT, testers will view and complete test scenarios and help to validate Workday training materials and job aids.  Their goal is to ensure the system is friendly and functional before the University begins Workday training in May 2020.

What happens after testing?

Following testing, the Workday system will be prepared for training and then launch. Then, it’s time to get ready to start using Workday in July of 2020!