Center of Excellence

A center of excellence is a function that is renowned for their expertise in their field of specialty. A vCOE™ is a testing center of excellence that operates in as a virtual extension of a corporations testing organization and provides specialized services.

Northway Solutions Group operates a vCOE™ specializing in the critical testing areas of performance, automation and specialty testing services such as SOA. The Northway Solutions vCOE™ enables the client to staff a Center of Excellence without the expense of high dollar resources, and the long timeline to build the capability.

Contact us to learn more about the Northway Solutions vCOE™!


The vTeam Structure



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  1. Client engages vCOE™ to provide services in one of the centers
    • Performance
    • Automation
    • Specialy Testing
  2. Northway provides “expert” level expertise and testing services to the client, completing projects leveraging the Northway Virtual Team [vTeam]
  3. vCOE™ acts as an extension of the client’s own testing organization, providing the client with all project artifacts and deliverables

"Optimizing the performance of business critical software is essential to delivering on the brand promise of your organization and ensuring that the software running your business is not a bottleneck. Performance COEs are essential for all organizations to be competitive and to meet customer expectations. Performance testing skills are highly specialized and at a premium. Organizations should explore services such as Northway Solutions Group's vCOE™ to establish a Performance COE or to augment internal skills."

voke.pngTheresa Lanowitz, Industry Technology Analyst, Voke


vCOE™ Strategies

flexible_solutions_for_your_business_needs.pngMany companies have already invested in building out a COE of their own. Others have begun the journey of building out a center of excellence. Still others do not wish to invest the capital to build out a COE within their company structure. No matter what your company’s situation, Northway has designed a center of excellence strategy that is "just right" for you.

vCOE™ Delivery

Fully virtualized Center of Excellence delivering projects on behalf of the client as the single source for COE services.

COE Expansion

Leverage the vCOE™ to extend a client’s own internal COE, providing additional capacity or specialized skills.

COE Formation

Leverage the vCOE™ to execute on behalf of a client while they build out their internal COE capabilities.


Getting Started

Our whitepaper Testing Authorities - Process and Vision outlines how your organization can achieve the highest level of maturity in a Testing Center of Excellence.

Contact us today to see how Northway can help your company build out superior performance, automation and specialty testing services.