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Agile and DevOps Transformation Boosts Efficiency by 50% for a UK-based Multinational Bank

UK-based multinational bank wanted to improve business agility, software development efficiency, and  quality of IT operations. However, the existing legacy infrastructure and siloed business operations slowed down innovation. 

The increasing operational complexities, software development inefficiency, and rising cost made it imperative for the bank to transition to Agile DevOps to reduce time to market and enable continued innovation. 

Virtusa helped the client adopt and implement Agile DevOps to reduce effort by 50% and fastrack testing cycle. 

The Challenge

The bank’s existing landscape included decade-old stacks of legacy applications that were managed using traditional SDLC process.

Manually intensive impact analysis, siloed business operations, and complex, heterogenous technology stacks led to error-prone, delayed testing and increasing operational expense. Repetitive tasks related to testing and deployment reduced productivity and longer release and deployment cycles.

Lack of integrated systems and standardized processes across development, maintenance, and operations made the overall application development slow, inefficient, and risky for the bank. The IT operations teams were apprehensive to adopt new ways of working and preferred continuing in legacy ways of software development.

The Solution

Virtusa assessed the client’s existing SDLC processes and tools landscape vis-à-vis industry best practices and organization’s vision for Agile DevOps.

The cost-effective, integrated, and automated solution optimized the software delivery process by reconfiguring the existing operating model. Independent teams across IT operations and businesses working on different banking products could now collaborate closely to fastrack application development. Virtusa’s teams of Agile and DevOps experts helped the client smoothly migrate to Agile DevOps way of working. 

The automated impact-based coding helped analyze the impact of a change before start of coding. The automated impact-based testing helped identify only those test cases out of the regression pack, which must be executed for proposed code changes. The DevOps audit and dashboard provided a consolidated view of release status and DevOps adoption state across the project teams. The three key DevOps tools combined with best practices helped the DevOps team accelerate impact analysis and reduce test cycles with better visibility of the development status. 

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The Benefit
  • Faster feedback leading to 60% reduction of production incidents with CI/CD
  • 50% reduction in effort, faster impact analysis, and shorter test cycles with AIBC/AIBT tools
  • Quality and stable product delivery ensuring 99.99% service availability with Agile DevOps training
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