Events / Meetings

Smart Columbus Program: Prenatal Trip Assistance Webinar on Project Test Plan and Results

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:30 - 2:30 PM ET

Webinar Description

This webinar will focus on the PTA project’s Test Plan and Test Results. This systems engineering document was published in the spring of 2019.

The primary focus of the test plan was to ensure that the initial production release of the PTA system provided the essential functions necessary to deliver the core capabilities to travelers as outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The plan includes testing of the Rides4Baby (R4B) smartphone application, website portal, the call center, and a few administrative functions. In addition, the test plan served to validate that each feature outlined in the requirements section of the RFP was developed and implemented. Testers verified the operability of the system, the functional areas of the smartphone application and output data, system performance, and evaluated the results of test procedures as they related to meeting the expected action defined in the outcome section of the testing matrix. The test plan ensured successful testing outcomes by establishing a common framework for testing. This included describing various testing types, methods, and setting expectations of which method should be used and when. The document provided information on what system components and features were tested, what was not tested, identified the various tester roles, outlined which tools testers needed, instructed on how testers were to capture defects, defined the pass/fail criteria, and provided testers with a set of test cases and specific test scenarios intended to evaluate the degree to which system functionality conformed to the system requirements.

The test plan is online and available for review and public comment here. 

The webinar will conclude with a presentation of the lessons learned by the project team as they created the engineering document.

For more information on the Smart Columbus program, please visit the City of Columbus’s website at:


  • Andrew Wolpert, P.E. – City of Columbus; Deputy Program Manager for City of Columbus
  • Sherry Kish - HNTB Corporation, Manager Business Development
  • Jeffrey Kupko, P.E., PTOE – Michael Baker International; Project Manager for the City of Columbus SMH Project
  • Jessica Baker, SEP – HNTB; Systems Engineer for the SMH Project 
No Charge
This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.0 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.