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Don’t Lose Sight of Agile by Going Agile

Don’t Lose Sight of Agile by Going Agile

The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Rodney West, Senior Consultant and the Editorial Director at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is a partner of Zephyr and is the market leader in solving complex…

Getting the most from JIRA reporting and dashboards

Getting the most from JIRA reporting and dashboards

Software development projects include numerous factors that must be considered, but it can be difficult to stay up to speed with everything absent the right tools. This is where the hybrid union of Zephyr for JIRA steps in with powerful…

Reinventing QA in the DevOps era

Reinventing QA in the DevOps era

Documentation and testing are two activities that have traditionally been give short shrift on software development teams.  Documentation, in the form of text or illustrations, serves the underappreciated role of explaining how a program…

Agile strategies for managing bug fixes

Agile strategies for managing bug fixes

Experienced quality assurance professionals know that there are numerous tradeoffs in delivering high-quality software on time and budget.  The simplest way to describe these tradeoffs is via the decades-old Iron Triangle project management…

Q&A: The State of DevOps and Software Testing in 2017

Q&A: The State of DevOps and Software Testing in 2017

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…

Faster QA with shift-left testing

Faster QA with shift-left testing

The race among companies to reduce the time it takes to bring high-quality software to market is driving the widespread adoption of DevOps.  In this article, I will show how developers and testers can leverage a test management tool and a few…

How to write a great software test plan

How to write a great software test plan

Testing has become a critical part of the software development lifecycle, especially as agile practices and functional builds become the norm across teams. The test plan is the schematic for covering the assessment of software functionality…

When are you ready for test automation?

When are you ready for test automation?

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 …

How to budget for test automation

How to budget for test automation

According to this year's World Quality Report 2016-17, which is based on a global survey of 1,600 CIOs and IT leaders conducted by Capgemini, HP and Sogeti, 31 percent of all IT budgets is currently being spent on QA and testing, and this amount…

What is Data-Driven Automation?

What is Data-Driven Automation?

There are a number of routes that developers and quality assurance teams can take to leverage testing automation in their operations. Data-driven automation is one of the many processes that can be adopted for these needs. But what exactly is this…