With the recent news about HPE selling its software portfolio to Micro Focus, and the herd of former HP customers trying out SpiraTest to see what alternatives they have, we thought it would be a good idea to see how SpiraTest compares against HP QualityCenter (and its predecessor TestDirector).
Spira v5.1 is now out! This blog gives
you some insight into the release and discusses our accelerated release
strategy going forward.
Have you ever been in this situation - the project manager arrives red-faced into the room, looking nervously at the calendar, "why is the testing taking so long? The development is done and we need to go live next week? You have had a good week to test the system, aren't you done yet"
In the mail today a copy of the latest SD Times magazine arrived. It included an advert from HP about their separate QualityCenter (QC) and Agile Manager Products. The ad made us think... "why integrate these two tools when SpiraTeam can do all of the work in one easy to use system".
Today we look at whether test-driven development (TDD) a good technique for specifying how a user story should operate, and whether it means that user story is fully tested (hint: these do not have the same answer!) (Read More)
This article discusses some of the earliest attempts at crowdsourced QA and extreme agile development that predate the agile manifesto and where they went wrong. (Read More)
I knew a QA director, this was a dedicated guy. He worked day and night to make sure they released quality code to their customers. He understood the value of QA on making a company shine. The company had a scheduled release on Monday; it was major and had been promised. This guy worked all weekend to QA the new release and found several stopper defects - Severity 1, the really bad kind! (Read More)
I have often been presented with the argument that QA is not cost effective. It seems like a throwback to years past, but it happens all too often. With the advent of Agile, and other rapid development cycle methodologies, the mindset of "we will fix it once it is reported" has made a comeback. I know the MVP process, and it does include a specification, and can therefore be tested. (Read More)
The testing function in Agile projects should not be confused with the Quality Assurance function. If we are not careful, the Agile philosophy will conflate the two, with potentially disastrous results. (Read More)