Increasing velocity of Test Data Management at Allstate – the impact of Lean thinking and Kata in particular.
Allstate has been centrally managing the provision of integrated Test Data in a dedicated team for 4 years. Over this time the team has increased velocity of test data provisioning, reducing the most complex requests by 7 days. The team is now aiming to reduce the delivery time down by a further 50% in 2017, using Kata problem solving. During this presentation Andy highlighted the operational impact and change in thinking which Lean has brought to the team. Participants got a deeper understanding of how a centralized test data team is addressing challenges by leveraging lean thinking and Kata in particular.
Biography: Andy Rebbeck is the Test Data Strategist for Allstate and has worked in Information Technology for 20 years. Recently, he completed a 3 year Master of Science course in Business Improvement, based on his team’s work.