Balancing speed and quality in agile projects

The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Chelsey Lang, Clearvision. Clearvision is a partner of Zephyr that helps software teams and IT programs implement tools and processes that bring high quality software to the market.

In the fast-paced software world, agile teams face increasing demands for both speed and quality.

How to keep systems & teams in sync while managing requirements

Collaboration is key to successful software development, both between customers and the development team and within the team itself.  If business and technical decision-makers aren't on the same page about what an application is required to do, you risk having to do excessive rework on software that still fails to meet your customers needs.

Infrastructure Testing: From Ad Hoc to Standardized Test Automation

Organizations consistently invest domestically and internationally in IT infrastructures to advance business growth. As businesses strive to meet deployment goals for increasingly diverse applications in demanding markets, they encounter a growing need to validate and upgrade the underlying infrastructures that support deployment. In anticipation of platform upgrades, a structured approach is often lacking, provoking malfunctions and downtime.  

Want efficient automation? Get over the over-checking!

The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from LogiGear. LogiGear is a partner of Zephyr, who provides leading-edge software testing technologies and expertise, along with software development services that enable our customers to accelerate business growth while having confidence in the software they deliver.

How Centralized Scripting Tools Coordinate QA Team Test Models

Present-day powerfully dynamic computing systems require that developers and QA teams extensively validate software and network operations under varied conditions. Today’s business requirements to radically lessen cycle time increments makes test automation increasingly crucial to strategic enterprise goals. The challenge is to stay on top of the volatile pace of increasing customer demand for software deployment while also reducing risk by retaining the assured quality of software releases.

End-to-end traceability of requirements with Atlassian and Zephyr

The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Dominic Bush, Co-founder and CTO, BDQ.  BDQ is a partner of Zephyr and its data profiling product called BDQ Analysis is used by notable customers such as Swiss Re, Lloyds of London, Tokio Marine, COLT, etc.

Today, we are going to discuss how you can link requirements documentation all the way through to test cases in Zephyr, giving you traceability in your development process.

Finding an agile balance for testing is easier with Zephyr for JIRA

The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Larry Cummings, Atlassian Consultant and Atlassian Certified Trainer at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is a partner of Zephyr and is the market leader in solving complex enterprise challenges from Agile adoption and QA to DevOps and they help teams improve quality and speed delivery.

Coordinating the efforts of QA teams

The rapid pace of the today’s world speeds up the pace of the business world, as well as the business requirement to concurrently balance multiple projects. QA project managers therefore scramble with innumerable complexities, timelines, and capacity requirements to bring projects into fruition. Project overload is common among QA managers, sending managers into frustration mode, and seeking solutions to situational bombardment.

The benefits of automated test management

The world seems to accelerate daily. Consequently, companies are consistently challenged to improve and maintain the efficiency and quality of software products for the retention of consumer interest. Consistent reliability of software releases revolves around the nucleus of automated test management.

Key KPIs Across Agile Methodologies

In contrast to more traditional waterfall methods, agile processes appear to be free form in managing software development. Derived from the agile manifesto, which highlights individuals and interactions over processes, agile projects trend toward collaborative incremental development, unlike waterfall upfront planning and standardize development stages. Agile has high adaptability through emphasis on individuals, interactions, software over documentation, customer-facing collaboration, and response to change over following upfront plans.