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Migrating from Legacy Test Management Tools Such as TestRail to SpiraTest

We always want to make things easy for our customers, and many of our recent customers have been looking to move to SpiraTest for their test management because they are excited about the new exploratory testing features, easy to use drag-and-drop user interface, integrated requirements management, and the powerful reporting and analytics. They are also concerned that their old legacy test management tool will no longer be supported or developed due to a recent company acquisition (TestRail by IDERA, HPE by Micro Focus, etc.). So to augment our line up of migration tools that we already have for HP ALM, Microsoft Test Manager, Excel, Word and Google Sheets, we have added a  new migration tool to streamline switching from TestRail to SpiraTest.

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Short, Sweet, and Simple!

We set ourselves a challenge for the end of 2016: redefine our company tagline to better reflect who we are and what we do.

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SpiraTeam & SpiraPlan Instant Messenger

In this second post about new features released in SpiraTeam 5.0 we discuss enhancements to the built-in instant messenger. We would love to hear what you think, including about our plans for further messaging improvements.

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Why Time Spent is Not the Same as Work Done!

One of the questions we get frequently asked is - how do the various effort fields in Spira work? Specifically - if I have an estimated effort of 10 hours but the actual effort is 5 hours, how come it doesn't show 50% completed. This blog post explains the fields in Spira and why time spent does not always (or often) equate to how much work has been done!

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The Meaning of ‘Done’

“Is it done?” A question with possibly dangerous answers, at least where cooking is concerned. With software development an incorrect “Yes” could mean customers get low quality, buggy software (Read More)

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Beyond the Document Paradigm – part 3

In this conclusion we shall see that migration to a test management or requirements management tool can be easier than it might seem initially. (Read More)

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User Story Normalization

Traditional software development estimating techniques are slow, long lasting exercises and as such are totally unsuited to Agile processes. New methods of estimating have emerged which fit the Agile model, requiring minimal effort to provide ‘just enough’ information to support prioritization and decision making. The popular unit of measurement for Agile sizing is the Story Point. (Read More)

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Rapise - Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

You have tried nearly everything. You tried learning, that didn't work. You tried simulating the object, but it is moving around. All hope is lost. Here he comes to save the day, that means UnderDog is on the way!!!In this case, underdog, or the hero, may be OCR. Rapise has many built in capabilities to facilitate the learning and identification of objects used in a test, and OCR is one of them. But what is OCR anyway? (Read More)

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The History of Software (from Capterra)

We spend most of our days using computers at work, smartphones when we're out and about, and tablets and PCs at home. Technology, especially software, has become such an integral part of both work and daily life, it's hard to remember a world without it. In fact, finding a world without computers might be harder than you think; they have been around now for decades. Software has made the impossible possible, and the laborious and tedious, fast and easy. (Read More)

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How to Succeed with Software Tools – Part 2

In this series of blog articles we examine some of the essential factors required for the successful implementation and use of software tools. This week we look at the need for continual post-implementation adaptation and refinement. (Read More)

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Agile - Is Constant Process Improvement Imperative?

In this post we continue our examination of various Agile methodology ideas and ask whether they are valid or whether they are in fact, industry myths. Next on the chopping block - do you need to have constant process improvement to be agile? (Read More)

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Rapise - Learn Through Simulation

Every now and again, and it does happen to all of us, we encounter an object that may be poorly built, hacked together, incompletely coded, or just resistant to being recognized by any of the myriad of methods employed within Rapise. I would take this situation from two separate perspectives depending on how often you encounter the issue of not being able to learn or interact with an object with Rapise. (Read More)

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Estimating Agile Projects

Traditional software development estimating techniques are slow, long lasting exercises and as such are totally unsuited to Agile processes. New methods of estimating have emerged which fit the Agile model, requiring minimal effort to provide ‘just enough’ information to support prioritization and decision making. The popular unit of measurement for Agile sizing is the Story Point. (Read More)

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