How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing

Customary waterfall development approaches isolate the business from the developer. Bridging the chasm among subject matter experts, developers, and testers cuts cost and increases quality. See how Cigna used behavior-driven development and continuous integration to create better products, faster.


Your business analysts and application developers need to be on the same page to model, automate, measure, and improve their processes and policies. Miscommunication creates delays in delivery, increases costs, and compromises innovation.
Behavior-driven development (BDD) is an agile, customer-driven software development method that brings together subject matter experts, testers, and developers to improve the speed-to-market and quality of rules-based applications.

Cigna increased productivity and quality with BDD
In this webinar, Red Hat Consulting gives an overview of the BDD method, and Cigna, a global health service company, discusses how adopting BDD helped them transform their DevOps practice by:

  • Increasing speed-to-market by sharing tools between business analysts and software developers.
  • Managing expectations through collaboration and automated testing.
  • Developing cost-effective applications with reduced complexity.

Date: August 1, 2013

  • 16:00 UTC | 12 p.m. (New York) / 6 p.m. (Paris) / 9:30 p.m. (Mumbai)
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business


Curtis Yanko architecture manager, Cigna
Justin Holmes services delivery manager, Red Hat

About Curtis Yanko: As architecture manager for Cigna, Curtis is responsible for improving application development and delivery by optimizing the software life cycle. He has 16 years experience in improving process and developer productivity that deliver superior and trusted applications to drive competitive differentiation. Curtis has built his career by helping large enterprises modernize their application development and delivery by creating and implementing DevSecOps processes that ensure trust and collaboration between development, QA, IT Ops, Legal and Security teams. He is a leading advocate for IT transformation through teaching these different enterprise silos how to partner for success.
About Justin Holmes: Justin Holmes is a senior consultant and services delivery manager with Red Hat Consulting. He was a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia where he studied the connections between computing and the humanities, earning a bachelors degree in computer science. Mr. Holmes specializes in developing BRMS solutions and has delivered projects for the health insurance, financial services, and retail industries. His passion for connecting subject matter experts to software developers with business rules and automated testing practices has been instrumental in developing Red Hat's agile practice.

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