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Software delivery through digital transformation

Software delivery through digital transformation

Much has been discussed about the extent to which digital computing has transformed business models. As digital products increase the use of business-to-business and business-to-consumer frameworks, the distinction of the customer experience improves. Customers respond to greater quality in software releases by demonstrating an improved adoption of software products, improved customer loyalty, and a higher rate of consumer conversions from other brands or items.

Maximizing ROI through test automation

Maximizing ROI through test automation

There are many considerations which business must take into account when looking at software test automation. Automation changes the entire test environment, from design to deployment. While by reputation of performance, test automation provides substantial benefit that earns a growing enthusiasm within industries, the decision to transition into automated performance substantially impacts the organization in several ways.

Using best practices within the scope of automation

Using best practices within the scope of automation

Introduced over the last decade and a half, automated testing has gone through many changes. The enterprise test management industry has introduced new tools, open source tools are more accessible, while quality in innovation and advancements continues to influence the market. The popularity of automated testing has even encouraged automation providers to contribute several pre-formatted frameworks designed to circumvent the requirement for in depth scripting knowledge. Industry seems to foresee a long-term relationship with automated testing.

What to Automate?

How to keep systems & teams in sync while managing requirements

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.

How Centralized Scripting Tools Coordinate QA Team Test Models

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.

The Benefits of Automation Testing for Test management

The Benefits of Automation Testing for 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 is one of the benefits of automation testing management.

Integrating QA Throughout the Deployment Pipeline

Integrating QA Throughout the Deployment Pipeline

Are your software developers and QA testers working in sync with the delivery cycle? Are all aspects of your deployment pipeline smoothly sequenced? If you hedge in your response, there may be a need for increased QA involvement in your software development profile. Integrated capabilities in Quality Assurance can make or break software delivery. Emphasis on innovation is a prime requirement for attracting consumer interest. But as important to consumer interest is the assured functionality of application that integrated testing provides.

Best quality management strategies with software rollbacks

Best quality management strategies with software rollbacks

It is the responsibility of data professionals to protect business data. Changes to the structure and coding of software essential to organizational operations must be executed with little down time or data loss. Consequently, database administrators work tirelessly to prevent system crashes and data failures. However, the risk of failure in deployment, while possibly minimized, can still exist.

How to quickly integrate customer feature requests

How to quickly integrate customer feature requests

The importance of business relationship with customers, while always primary, has accelerated in importance in a more recent consumer market. The fact that many new software features are placed before consumers to fascinate their imagination rather than serve their needs brings into question the practicality of developing new specialties for user devices to meet the consumer demand for ‘bells and whistles’.

Techniques to scale agile across project teams and organizations

Techniques to scale agile across project teams and organizations

Once associated only with small application development projects and co-located teams of 8-10 members, the Agile methodology is now being adopted--and adapted--for large-scale enterprise development. The guiding principles of agile are to keep code simple, test often, and deliver working pieces of an application as soon as they're ready. How can companies take this approach and translate it to larger, enterprise-wide projects that need to scale across a wide variety of locations, lines of business, platforms and technologies?