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Scaling Agile for Your Small Business

As small businesses feel their way into the market and industry, the flexibility that agile processes afford business growth can guide and validate the path of the enterprise. Project innovation enervates creative growth within small businesses. Projects that flow through the collective expertise of agile cross-talent collaboration more efficiently accomplish their purpose, while also broadening production and developmental consciousness. Pooled skills and resources combine to communicate, plan, and coordinate shared tasks for project completion.

2016: A Year In Review

2016 has been a phenomenal year for Zephyr, full of exponential growth, product enhancements and new partnerships.

We are proud that so many teams across the globe are utilizing our products to support their software quality initiatives. We want to thank our customers, partners for helping is in making 2016 a huge success! As the global leading provider of real time test-management for agile, DevOps, mobile, and social teams we would like to recap some of our shared accomplishments.   

Scaling frameworks, agile models, and your team

For the past two decades, the agile methodology has facilitated software delivery. Scaling agile techniques across departments is challenging. The responsibility of tracking and managing current development, planned development, scheduling, and assigned duties exponentiates for large development systems which involve multiple aligned projects. Several agile scaling frameworks expedite the leveraging of agile models across departments and throughout organizations.

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.

The best way to do agile project reporting

Accurate reporting is a key element in fostering quality communication within an organization, especially large, complex, global enterprises. Without quality communication, employees have trouble distinguishing important from unimportant business data, especially those people like CEOs who have busy schedules.

Preserving Agile Momentum Through a P1

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 enterprise challenges from Agile adoption and QA to DevOps and they help teams improve quality and speed delivery.

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.

The Role of QA Testing in an Enterprise's Digital Transformation Journey

Digital technologies are rapidly transforming both business practices and societies, and they need to be core to your business model if you expect to meet the fickle expectations of the digitally empowered customers of the futureWhat's the shortest, most optimized path to such a future for a company just starting its digital transformation journey?  For a enterprise with an IT department that does software releases every two or three years (which includes a dedicated period of QA testing of several months), the simple answer to that question is:  you can't ge

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?

The future of continuous testing

Especially within agile development, continuous testing has recently become a mainstay for software companies. Although the future of the testing industry is solid, there are considerable change agents which are driving shifts in testing concepts and procedures. IoT instruments such as mobile devices, wearables, embedded sensors, and even big data, change the testing landscape with new challenges to assessment. The smaller the device, the more complex the device build.