PeopleSoft Testing is a Challenge, and the Challenge is Changing
PeopleSoft testing has long been a challenge. Often the main reason organizations defer changes or updates to applications is testing concerns. But the model for change is flipped with the introduction of PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) in release 9.2. Rather than large, infrequent upgrades, the new model implies more frequent, smaller changes, delivered in the update image(s).
This new "selective adoption" approach has many benefits, both for customers and Oracle, and this new delivery approach has implications for testing. (The delivery-bone's connected to the test-bone).
PeopleSoft testing is a broad topic. There are several different and unique types of testing, each accomplishing different purposes and used at different times. This post outlines the four primary types of PeopleSoft testing, to help you look at each aspect of your testing capabilities, and assess these aspects in your organization.