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By Sanjay Zalavadia | Everything software quality!

Splitting agile stories | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Rodney West, Senior Consultant and the Editorial Director at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is</i> …

User Stories

9 ways to ease the transition from waterfall to agile | Zephyr

The rise of smart devices and mobile applications have made software development approaches of the past unviable. While waterfall practices are a …

Agile Development

The role of unit tests in test automation | Zephyr

Unit testing is a software development and testing approach in which the smallest testable parts of an application, called units, are individually …

Unit Testing

From ITIL Release Management to DevOps: Making Sense of the Space | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Sam Fell, VP of Marketing at Electric Cloud.</i><p>As more organizations are moving from traditional …

DevOps

How to write agile test case requirements | Zephyr

One of the main tenets of agile methodology is to begin software testing as early as possible in the development process. This is different from the …

User Stories

The future of IoT testing | Zephyr

The Internet of Things could turn out to be the biggest software development (and, by extension, testing) opportunity of all time. While devices such …

Internet of Things

How DevTestOps helps overcome continuous testing challenges | Zephyr

Continuous testing is a key element in successfully implementing a DevOps pipeline. Continuous testing, which is often called shift-left testing, is …

A mobile test strategy for DevOps | Zephyr

<b>Mobile is Taking Over</b><p>According to the November 2016 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, global smartphone subscriptions are expected to almost …

DevOps

3 Ways to optimize regression testing | Zephyr

Testing was often a one-off event that happened at the end of a project before it was delivered into production. However, with the inception of agile …

Software Development

Don’t Lose Sight of Agile by Going Agile | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Rodney West, Senior Consultant and the Editorial Director at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is</i> …

Getting the most from JIRA reporting and dashboards | Zephyr

Software development projects include numerous factors that must be considered, but it can be difficult to stay up to speed with everything absent …

Reinventing QA in the DevOps era | Zephyr

Documentation and testing are two activities that have traditionally been give short shrift on software development teams. Documentation, in the form …

Agile strategies for managing bug fixes | Zephyr

Experienced quality assurance professionals know that there are numerous tradeoffs in delivering high-quality software on time and budget. The …

How to write a great software test plan | Zephyr

Testing has become a critical part of the software development lifecycle, especially as agile practices and functional builds become the norm across …

When are you ready for test automation? | Zephyr

<i>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</i> …

How to budget for test automation | Zephyr

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 …

What is data-driven automation? | Zephyr

There are a number of routes that developers and quality assurance teams can take to leverage automation in their operations. Data-driven automation …

Information Architecture in Agile Projects | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Rodney West, Senior Consultant and the Editorial Director at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is</i> …

Information Architecture

How to Choose the Best Test Management Tool for DevOps | Zephyr

Picking the wrong testing tool can be a big waste of time and money. If you choose a test management tool that isn't in tune with where your …

Solving the top 3 automated regression testing issues | Zephyr

The beauty of test automation is that it reliably performs the tedious and repetitive, albeit necessary, tasks associated with certain workflows.<p>When …

What is the difference between mobile and web app testing? | Zephyr

Testing a system application, such as a company network. is a very different than testing a mobile application that could reach thousands, if not …

Technologies that software testers need to master in 2017 and beyond | Zephyr

The wide-spread adoption of agile software development methodologies and DevOps in the past few years is helping businesses become much more …

How to identify and manage software testing risks | Zephyr

The entire job of software testers focuses on risk mitigation. Test design and development centers around which test will optimally mitigate risk. …

Scaling Agile for Your Small Business | Zephyr

As small businesses feel their way into the market and industry, the flexibility that agile processes afford business growth can guide and validate …

Scaling frameworks, agile models, and your team | Zephyr

For the past two decades, the agile methodology has facilitated software delivery. Scaling agile techniques across departments is challenging. The …

Agile Development

Software delivery through digital transformation | Zephyr

Much has been discussed about the extent to which digital computing has transformed business models. As digital products increase the use of …

DevOps

The best way to do agile project reporting | Zephyr

Accurate reporting is a key element in fostering quality communication within an organization, especially large, complex, global enterprises. Without …

User Stories

Preserving Agile Momentum Through a P1 | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Rodney West, Senior Consultant and the Editorial Director at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is</i> …

DevOps

Maximizing ROI through test automation | Zephyr

There are many considerations which business must take into account when looking at software test automation. Automation changes the entire test …

DevOps