ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA manages two large digital library and preservation services – JSTOR and Portico – in addition to a research and consulting service called Ithaka S+R. ITHAKA works with a wide range of organizations in the academic community: foundations, universities, libraries, colleges, scholarly and learned societies, publishers, and others, including individual researchers. Today, I had a chance to speak with Alison Enright, ITHAKA’s QA Manager for JSTOR and Portico.
After conducting a thorough evaluation of various test management solutions, Starz selected Zephyr for JIRA to redefine their testing process across its growing software project team. Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Starz’s Manager of Software QA, Mike Waldron, about their testing and development processes. Below Mike shares how Zephyr for JIRA has helped his project team manage multiple projects in parallel, gain visibility into the status and quality of their projects, and deliver higher quality software for their customers.
UNIT4 Business Software creates, provides and supports a wide range of enterprise software solutions (delivered via the cloud or on-premise) and related services that enable customers to embrace even the most frenetic ongoing business change. Their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or financial accounting software solutions provide general or specialized functional business support to a range of environments from non-profit and higher education to public and private sector organizations. Ideally suited for service-centric organizations facing rapid, ongoing business change, their business software solutions enable real-time control, rapid change response and a lower cost of ownership. For more information on UNIT4, visit
Kuadriga is a Danish-owned IT company with Scandinavian management style. It was founded in 2008 by Jesper Lindholt in cooperation with a group of Danish investors. Having started as a Microsoft-focused company, it gradually came to specialize in all areas of software development. Kuadriga provides outsourced development services from its development center in Kyiv, Ukraine. Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Vladimir Prymakov, Kuadriga QA Manager who provided a very detailed analysis of how JIRA, Greenhopper, and Zephyr for JIRA allow his project teams to incorporate SCRUM testing into their JIRA workflows.
Founded in 2005, Pinger makes texting, talking and picture messaging free all over the planet. Their app ranks in the Top 25 iPhone Apps in the App Store, allowing millions of users to communicate with the people that they care about most- for free. Together, Pinger and their users are building the planet's first free device and carrier-independent global network.
Tampa-based transportation and language services company, ProCare, uses Zephyr for JIRA to manage software testing. The solution brings process, visibility and accountability to the release schedule. Read the Q&A interview with Jim Begley who manages ProCare’s software development projects. He was kind enough to share some of the testing challenges his team faced and how Zephyr for JIRA allows his project team to incorporate testing into their JIRA workflows.
Centre4 Testing, the U.K’s dominant test hub, connects client projects with the largest community of professional testers in the country, in order to provide ‘a fresh pair of eyes’ independent testing service. These ‘on-demand’ Cloud Tester engagements utilize off-site resource in situations where the client and tester rarely meet, and where the tester has no prior knowledge of the application. The nature of these projects often results in testing taking place in short test windows, overnight or at weekends, in order to meet the deadlines dictated by Agile developments or in order to react to the late delivery of applications. The organisation of work across a distributed team requires a consistent approach, easily accessible by testers, developers and clients, wherever they are located. Results need to be compiled quickly and automatically without the need for manual intervention.