Enterprise Business Process Assurance

By Paul Gerrard

Enterprise Business Process Assurance (EBPA) has been around for as long as companies have implemented systems and there are testing and assurance professionals who have practiced in this area for many years. But EBPA practices are not well understood or documented in either business or the wider IT community. There are few scholarly articles on the topic, even though the latter stages of every large scale project is dominated by this activity.

This paper examines what Enterprise Business Process Assurance (EBPA) is, associated risks, and how testing can be structured to address those risks effectively.

About the Author:

Paul GerrardPaul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, developer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and a publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specializing in test assurance. He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them.

Educated at the universities of Oxford and Imperial College London, in 2010, Paul won the Eurostar European Testing excellence Award and in 2013, won The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Paul has written several books on testing and assurance: “Risk-Based E-Business Testing”, “The Tester’s Pocketbook” and “Digital Assurance”.

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