Programme Test Consultant

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MCL Consultant J McRobie: Managed the programme testing of IBM’s SCCD (MAXIMO) Ticketing solution with 9 months direct vendor test management of ST and SIT (onshore and offshore blend), and 6 months NRT test management of PEN, E2E and UAT.
Tested the implementation of e-ToM Trouble to Resolve (T2R) and Order to Charge (O2C) process modelling realised in IBM’s SCCD platform.
Coordinated external security PEN testing. Utilised IBM’s Rational test management suite for requirement, execution and defect tracking. Pivotal member of the team managing the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and running system familiarisation training to the O2C and T2R end users and managers.
Provided technical SCCD support, in the absence of NRT in house support, covering ticket workflow, data manipulation and loading, application management and start centre customisation.
Managed Non Functional testing elements of external 3rd party security penetration testing (PEN) , load testing and system responsiveness/performance testing.

Senior Programme Test Manager

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MCL Consultant J McRobie: Managed the programme testing of UK Broadband’s 4G LTE ‘Relish’ branded offering in central London, resulting in a successful commercial launch (www.relish.net)

Created the overall programme test strategy for the acceptance incorporating the BSS, Network , device, SIM, online sales and self-care elements. Responsible for forming the test team in line with the strategy and delivery timescales.

Managed the testing of the SIT and UAT phases, working closely with the senior stakeholders to ensure alignment between requirements/expectations and suppliers solution delivery. Managed the testing of the BSS solution from Cerillion, Responsive website deliverable from Th_nk, 4G device testing and 3G national roaming utilising 3UK’s network.

Small Cells Femtocell Acceptance Manager

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MCL Consultant J McRobie: Managed the Vodafone Group Femtocell acceptance testing of major software releases, additional hardware and new vendor.
Worked with senior business partners within Vodafone Marketing and Vodafone Procurement Company as part of the Vodafone Group femtocell Steering Committee.

Managed the acceptance of the Vodafone FemtoPlug : produced by SagemCom, as a new CPE device and supplier – Building on IuH standardisation and TR069/196 OA&M with the interworking with the Huawei uBro concentrator. Facilitated deep dive analysis and problem resolution with vendors and their suppliers.

Worked with Alcatel-Lucent with the testing and rollout of BCR 2.4.1 and BCR 3.0 cluster software releases and interim patches. Tested and accepted the Alcatel –Lucent V2 Metrocell , New form factor V3 FemtoPlug and V2.2 Enterprise Metrocell into Vodafone.
Managed the testing aspect of an outdoor femtocell trial and carried out aspects of the onsite test and measurements using Anite Nemo testing tools and post processing packages. Working with Ruckus Wireless WiFi backhaul and assisted in enhancing the technical recommendations to optimise deployments.

Worked with Huawei in the acceptance of uBro 3.1 cluster release, and the acceptance of the ePico 3802 device including standards compliance certification and security acceptance.

Presented to 21 Vodafone Operating Companies (OpCo) and 9 partner markets on testing approaches and methodologies. Provided test support  to WiFi and Spider Cloud project streams within the small cells programme..

OSS Test Manager

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As well as test management activities, introduced Quality Centre (Test Director) to EME Phase 5,6 & 7 and utilised the Requirement, test plan, test lab and defect sections and provided training.

Managed all aspects of testing for the successful delivery of EME Phase 3 (GRAN OSSRC2.2 and R11 APG/IOG) into Vodafone UK

Technical test team leader

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Provided GPRS, UMTS, PAYG and PAYM expertise, support and leadership to the IREG roaming team. Set up Test Director and refined roaming team testing process to create a more quality focussed approach, leading to an increased rollout of roaming agreements with new partner networks.

OSS Test Manager

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Managed the OSS programme’s test process to provide a consistent testing approach across multiple ‘Work Packages’. The Work packages consisted of: Element Management EM (OVPI) PM (OVPI), Asset Management solution and the Trouble-ticketing / Work order solution