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Why You Should Be Using Jira for Quality Management

Why You Should Be Using Jira for Quality Management

If your organization wants to build, maintain or sell quality software, you need to seriously consider using a quality management system (QMS) to document your processes, procedures and responsibilities for achieving quality objectives and policies.  Implementing and maintaining a QMS is a crucial part of regulatory compliance if you’re doing development in industries like medtech, biotech and pharma where you often have to show traceability (tying requirements to pieces of code to specific tests to bugs, and so forth), as well as robust change and version management capable of i

Adopting Agile in an Organization

Adopting Agile in an Organization

Over the past few years, agile methodologies have been adopted by organizations big and small in order to streamline the ways in which they develop and test their software.

The Power of Automated Testing and Test Management with SmartBear & Zephyr

The Power of Automated Testing and Test Management with SmartBear & Zephyr

Dr. Milan Verma, Zephyr’s Lead Client Services Engineer and Greg Hanson, Senior Director of Global Sales Engineering for SmartBear recently gave a presentation and answered some essential questions on automated testing and test management with SmartBear and Zephyr.  “The focus of our talk today is test automation and the power it brings to your testing journey,” Greg said, by way of introduction.

Is Your Organization A Ninjility Master?

Is Your Organization A Ninjility Master?

What is your level of Ninjility? Zephyr’s Ninjility quiz helps testing organizations better understand where they stand when it comes to software development agility.

SmartBear Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

SmartBear Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, recently chose SmartBear as a Leader in its 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Software Test Automation,[1] designed to help enterprises select Software Test Automation tool vendors.  This is the fourth consecutive year Gartner has recognized SmartBear, an

What's New in Zephyr 6.2

What's New in Zephyr 6.2

Zephyr's on-demand, next-generation Test Management Platform is designed to help your company stay a step ahead of the competition in the global software industry's race to DevOps and continuous testing agility. 

How Visual Communication Tools Improve Teamwork and Collaboration

How Visual Communication Tools Improve Teamwork and Collaboration

From posting photos on Instagram, videos on Snapchat or Emojis on text messages, it cannot be denied that the way in which we communicate has become increasingly more visual. And it’s not just personal, the prevalence of visual communication also extends to the workplace, with 76 percent of American workers admitting that they have used emoji in work emails.