January 27, 2016
Project Life
By: Anthony Browne

Greetings and welcome to the second instalment of my blog. It’s been quite a while since my last post and a lot has changed with my role. This post will focus on the main aspect of any role within Accenture: projects.

Oh, by the way, Happy New Year!

Most roles within Accenture are based around projects. Such projects involve working with clients to design/implement new systems as well as provide guidance to them about how to improve their existing processes. The first project is normally allocated when you join Accenture, but future roles are found through an internal system which provides details of any open roles. It’s worth noting here, not all roles are in London! We are a mobile workforce who work at client sites all over the UK, and the world.

Currently I am on a project with a major utilities client in the UK. The project involves smart metering and is a system integration project. While previously Accenture had been working with this client to implement new systems, the current project revolves around the modification of these systems in order to make them in line with new Government Regulations.

I am a Test Analyst, which in the most basic sense, means that I design and execute test phases and carry out part of the defect management process. My role has evolved since I started the project and I now lead part of testing where we test external systems on behalf of the client. My day-to-day role varies a lot. Some days I am creating test documents, some days I am executing tests and others I am creating design documents. Often I am in meetings with Accenture, the client and key stakeholders to discuss our progress and come up with solutions to problems.

This is just one example of what it is like to be on a project. If you were to ask any of my colleagues with the same or different clients, their experiences are all different.

So my time in this blog has come to an end, next time I will be covering the training provided by Accenture to graduates.

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