April 6, 2023
I was in a client call earlier in the week, discussing test process improvement, and they asked me what the most common improvement areas identified are. As an individual and as an organisation we have assessed hundreds of organisations so I think that I’m well qualified to comment based on our experience.
In this article I am going to discuss the three most common areas where we see room for improvement, as well as why they are important:
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December 13, 2022
One of the biggest misnomers in software projects is that quality and quality assurance is the same thing as testing, which is a big misconception. Quality encompasses a much larger responsibility, including the quality of an organization’s processes, people, training, systems and culture.
October 5, 2022
September 8, 2022: Inflectra and Tezza Business Solutions collaborated in a joint webinar aimed to raise awareness of the importance of the symbiotic relationship between Risk Management and Software Quality Assurance, particularly related to the financial industries in West Africa. The webinar brought together three eminent panelists, West Africa’s first EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester, Obadare Peter Adewale, Head of Enablement for FNB Mozambique, Gui Texeira, and the Chief Executive Officer of Tezza Solutions, Roland Omoresemi. The session was moderated by Inflectra’s Enterprise Agile Evangelist, Sriram Rajagopalan, who navigated the panelists through the challenges of adopting Agile framework in West Africa, the binding regulations in the financial industry, and the technology tools required to improve transparency, inspection, and adaptation.Read More
October 28, 2021
Recently we were interviewed by TestBash for its 30 Days Of Testing Tools event on Oct 28, 2021. Below you will find the answers to many thoughtful questions about how we build, test, and sell our agile program management platform - SpiraPlan. I hope you will find the answers informative.Read More
October 25, 2021
Inflectra was excited to sponsor The QA Financial Forum New York 2021 - an in-person conference that took place on Oct 19, 2021, in beautiful New York City. The event was packed with talks on enterprise software quality, app security and DevSecOps, continuous integration, and so much more at the Harvard Club. Learn more about what is new in the worlds of Quality Assurance, Risk Management, and Financial Services....Read More
February 10, 2021
On February 4, 2021, Coveros and Inflectra co-hosted a virtual meetup where the representatives of the two companies discussed various aspects of how to deliver quality through a DevSecOps pipeline. The event used Inflectra's enterprise-grade portfolio management platform - SpiraPlan to demonstrate the above.
We hope you had a chance to join this fun event, which took place in a bespoke virtual environment! If you missed it, however, here is a full recap of the event!Read More
October 31, 2020
Today, we present an InflectraCon 2020 IRL talk by our Sponsor - Neotys called Transform Software Testing and Quality with NeoLoad and Inflectra. The session takes a deep dive into how to automate your performance test and start testing earlier, reminding the viewers of the value of the integration between NeoLoad, SpiraTeam, and Rapise.
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April 15, 2019
We were recently asked to attend and speak at the 2019 Test Automation and Digital QA Summit event organized by leading consulting firm TestingMind. The goal of the summit was to provide a forum where Quality Assurance Leadership, Management, and Strategy could converge. The Summit showcased the trends, innovations and challenges in the emerging world of Software and Automation Testing.Read More
March 15, 2019
On March 7th, 2019, Inflectra and #SriramRajagopalan hosted a webinar on Cutting the Costs And Improving The Software Quality with SpiraTeam®. This is the 4th webinar in the certificate series called: Journey Into Agile With Inflectra - A Free Webinar Course.
If you missed the webinar, please enjoy the recap in this blog.Read More
March 14, 2019
The concepts of quality have been talked for several decades. There are numerous quality gurus that have advanced simplistic frameworks that have stood the test of time and are applicable even today.Read More
May 9, 2017
With the recent news about HPE selling its software portfolio to Micro Focus, and the herd of former HP customers trying out SpiraTest to see what alternatives they have, we thought it would be a good idea to see how SpiraTest compares against HP QualityCenter (and its predecessor TestDirector).
December 12, 2016
Spira v5.1 is now out! This blog gives
you some insight into the release and discusses our accelerated release
strategy going forward.
January 5, 2016
Have you ever been in this situation - the project manager arrives red-faced into the room, looking nervously at the calendar, "why is the testing taking so long? The development is done and we need to go live next week? You have had a good week to test the system, aren't you done yet"
September 18, 2015
In the mail today a copy of the latest SD Times magazine arrived. It included an advert from HP about their separate QualityCenter (QC) and Agile Manager Products. The ad made us think... "why integrate these two tools when SpiraTeam can do all of the work in one easy to use system".
October 15, 2014
Today we look at whether test-driven development (TDD) a good technique for specifying how a user story should operate, and whether it means that user story is fully tested (hint: these do not have the same answer!) Read More
August 8, 2014
This article discusses some of the earliest attempts at crowdsourced QA and extreme agile development that predate the agile manifesto and where they went wrong. Read More
July 10, 2014
I knew a QA director, this was a dedicated guy. He worked day and night to make sure they released quality code to their customers. He understood the value of QA on making a company shine. The company had a scheduled release on Monday; it was major and had been promised. This guy worked all weekend to QA the new release and found several stopper defects - Severity 1, the really bad kind! Read More
July 1, 2014
I have often been presented with the argument that QA is not cost effective. It seems like a throwback to years past, but it happens all too often. With the advent of Agile, and other rapid development cycle methodologies, the mindset of "we will fix it once it is reported" has made a comeback. I know the MVP process, and it does include a specification, and can therefore be tested.Read More
February 6, 2014
The testing function in Agile projects should not be confused with the Quality Assurance function. If we are not careful, the Agile philosophy will conflate the two, with potentially disastrous results. Read More