How to run an effective retrospective

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.

The retrospective is a cornerstone of agile teams and projects. Without it, teams can’t pinpoint the successes or weak points of a project, which means they’ll struggle to improve on the next one.

Creating a dream team of three amigos for DevOps deployment success

DevOps is coactive. The Three Amigos qualitatively details the coaction. The Three Amigos not only helps to transfer siloed thinking into cooperative synergy, the process also assists in clarifying challenges to development, operations, and the entire deployment pipeline. Executing the software deployment pipeline is an especially detail-oriented venture. Standards constitute an exacting timeline towards project completion that comprises continuous, incremental, and iterative attention to production and defines lack of clarity in focus and objectives as prohibitive.

Steps to Creating an Effective DevOps Focused Deployment Pipeline

Continuous Delivery is a set of practices and principles aimed at building, testing and releasing software faster and more frequently.  If you're lucky enough to start out in a "greenfield" organization without an established coding culture, it's a good idea to try to create and automate your software delivery pipeline upfront.

How to test during every software development phase with automation tools

By comparing outcomes to predicted results, software applications must undergo testing to analyze code validity and performance reliability. While manual testing can be implemented for this determination, the experience of testers is many times tedious with required attention to redundant processes. This fact can sometimes can result in inconsistent attention to testing detail. Manual testing therefore cannot always assure complete accuracy. There is always the possibility of human error.

Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile: Tips for a Smooth Journey

Excitement over agile methodologies has exploded since 2010. Echoes of a near panacea in software delivery have extolled agile techniques as the solution to customer demands on application interface. Clarity of application is the primary attribute that many agile teams and companies acclaim.

How to validate that your DevOps process is working

Within the evolution of software development, DevOps is an advanced innovation that couples with the agile development process for the lean, streamlined, and smooth deployment of software applications. Use of DevOps expands agile project development into inter-departmental operating procedures for a fundamental enhancement to the efficiency in software delivery. The goal of the DevOps blueprint is lean production throughout the entire deployment process, from planning to delivery.

Contest: But first, let me take a Zephyr selfie at the 2016 Atlassian Summit!

Pull out your phones with your front-facing camera on, because it’s selfie time! Along with our product demos, free goodies, and seasoned experts, we will also be holding a contest!  

At this year’s Atlassian Summit 2016, Zephyr is excited to host our selfie campaign! You could win grand prizes with up to a $200 value by just taking a selfie with your free Zephyr t-shirt! 

Continuous testing in the cloud ensures continuous delivery

Testing has always been a critical part of the delivery pipeline. Faster on-demand testing resources are essential to a dynamic delivery. The Cloud platform has become a transforming instrument for data storage, retrieval, and interaction throughout business and enterprise. Digital cloud storage retains data as affordably secured, available, and accessible on demand, with storage capacity that is infinitely scalable according to need.

How manual testers can help with test automation

There's no doubt that software is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and more versatile by the day. Consumers now expect top-notch performance, an intuitive user experience and cross-platform functionality. In order to deliver these attributes, developers, designers, testers and stakeholders have significantly adjusted their internal workflows so that they're leaner and more agile.

Testing role in DevOps

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.

DevOps is not a methodology or a suite of tools but it is a concept to dismiss the barriers between Dev and Ops in order to meet the need for shorter and more frequent delivery timelines.