I’m looking to have a conversation about how larger orgs are solving for Systems Integration testing in an automated fashion. We are a large organization with integrated systems ranging from legacy applications built on iSeries to newer applications born in the cloud (and everything in between). Dev teams are largely independent in terms of work process (e.g. agile methodology, test frameworks, delivery cadence, etc.) Some teams are CD, delivering to production multiple times a day/week where some deliver once a month. Most of our teams have automation frameworks which cover Functional and Integration tests. We are fairly consistent on using Ruby to build frameworks but there are teams using other tools. While teams generally test in a common integration environment, there is no overall Systems Integration Testing done at an enterprise/business process level. We are looking to mature that process but I’m wondering how others have approached the problem. What I really don’t want to do is create a new team of people who solely build and run SIT tests. How do organizations with similar challenges approach SIT in an automated fashion?
-No common delivery cycle
-No common codebase
-Mix of legacy and newer technologies
-No common tool set/framework