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Here are some whitepapers, best practices, and sample documents that we think you will find useful:.

If you are looking for a requirements management tool, you probably don't need to be told how important requirements management is. There are a number of standard questions to be asked when selecting any software product for your organization. This whitepaper primarily addresses questions that are specifically applicable to choosing a requirements management tool.

10 Questions When Choosing A RM Tool

If you are looking for a requirements management tool, you probably don't need to be told how important requirements management is. There are a number of standard questions to be asked when selecting any software product for your organization. This whitepaper primarily addresses questions that are specifically applicable to choosing a requirements management tool.

The problem with any formal examination of Product Management is that it is probably the least well understood of all the software project development disciplines and varies greatly in definition and implementation from one organization to another. This whitepaper outlines the role of the product manager and discusses how the move to agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban have changed the nature of the role.

Agile Product Management

The problem with any formal examination of Product Management is that it is probably the least well understood of all the software project development disciplines and varies greatly in definition and implementation from one organization to another. This whitepaper outlines the role of the product manager and discusses how the move to agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban have changed the nature of the role.

Organizations are looking to adopt agile approaches and methodologies, to gain productivity and quality improvements. However, in many cases, such agile transformations seem to be doomed to failure before they begin. This whitepaper looks at one of the key causes of why agile transformations fail in many organizations.

Agile Transformation Failure Due To Management Debt

Organizations are looking to adopt agile approaches and methodologies, to gain productivity and quality improvements. However, in many cases, such agile transformations seem to be doomed to failure before they begin. This whitepaper looks at one of the key causes of why agile transformations fail in many organizations.

This whitepaper is from an independent programmer, who was reviewing test automation tools as a proof-of-concept in the acquisition of automated UI testing software for Microsoft Dynamics AX in the context of a government procurement decision-making process. The review focused on three top tools: Visual Studio Coded UI, Rapise and AXeptance and compared them.

Automated Testing Of Dynamics AX

This whitepaper is from an independent programmer, who was reviewing test automation tools as a proof-of-concept in the acquisition of automated UI testing software for Microsoft Dynamics AX in the context of a government procurement decision-making process. The review focused on three top tools: Visual Studio Coded UI, Rapise and AXeptance and compared them.

Aviation software is strictly regulated, for example with DO-178B (Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification) in the United States. The FAA applies DO-178B to determine if the software will perform reliably in an airborne environment. Our software provides capabilities for managing your testing and compliance activities to meet these requirements.

Aviation Testing And Compliance With DO 178B

Aviation software is strictly regulated, for example with DO-178B (Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification) in the United States. The FAA applies DO-178B to determine if the software will perform reliably in an airborne environment. Our software provides capabilities for managing your testing and compliance activities to meet these requirements.

Financial Services systems present unique challenges for software developers and testers. Regulators are very concerned about good provenance over the software being developed. Controls, processes and technologies for managing change to the system must be developed and documented. The system needs to be tested not just against the functional requirements from the customer, but also against the book of mandated policies and regulations.

Banking And Finance Software Development And Testing Challenges

Financial Services systems present unique challenges for software developers and testers. Regulators are very concerned about good provenance over the software being developed. Controls, processes and technologies for managing change to the system must be developed and documented. The system needs to be tested not just against the functional requirements from the customer, but also against the book of mandated policies and regulations.

The story of changing requirements is the story of how traceability makes everything more complicated. Keeping track of two items as they each change is difficult enough, but trying to keep track of them both and the relationship between them while they are changing independently from one another becomes something akin to herding cats. Never take lightly the importance of change management, versioning and baselining of requirements and traceability and never underestimate the difficulty of managing it all without the support of a software tool.

Change And Configuration Management Of Requirements

The story of changing requirements is the story of how traceability makes everything more complicated. Keeping track of two items as they each change is difficult enough, but trying to keep track of them both and the relationship between them while they are changing independently from one another becomes something akin to herding cats. Never take lightly the importance of change management, versioning and baselining of requirements and traceability and never underestimate the difficulty of managing it all without the support of a software tool.

There are many possible root causes for serious IT project failure.
This whitepaper considers one type of serious error: inadvertent data loss during a software or system upgrade. We shall do this by examining some of the possible flaws in a specific government IT project, and in doing so, remind ourselves of some fundamental lessons to be learned from project failure.

DC Library On Line Catalog Upgrade Failure

There are many possible root causes for serious IT project failure. This whitepaper considers one type of serious error: inadvertent data loss during a software or system upgrade. We shall do this by examining some of the possible flaws in a specific government IT project, and in doing so, remind ourselves of some fundamental lessons to be learned from project failure.

In this whitepaper we will be discussing some best practices and lessons learned about how to implement DevOps (Development + Operations) using the Inflectra platform in conjunction with other tools such as Jenkins. This is based on some experiences we've had internally implementing DevOps in the past 2-3 years as well as feedback and suggestions from our customers.

Devops Using Spirateam Jenkins And Taravault

In this whitepaper we will be discussing some best practices and lessons learned about how to implement DevOps (Development + Operations) using the Inflectra platform in conjunction with other tools such as Jenkins. This is based on some experiences we've had internally implementing DevOps in the past 2-3 years as well as feedback and suggestions from our customers.

When developing medical devices or information systems, you need to ensure that the testing and validation procedures meet the requirements of the FDA / EMA and specifically 21 CFR Part 11. Inflectra provides the capability for managing your testing and compliance activities to meet these requirements.

FDA Validation And Testing With 21 CFR Part 11

When developing medical devices or information systems, you need to ensure that the testing and validation procedures meet the requirements of the FDA / EMA and specifically 21 CFR Part 11. Inflectra provides the capability for managing your testing and compliance activities to meet these requirements.

While it might seem that the most important consideration when choosing a test management software tool is the set of basic tool features supporting the test process itself, you should not neglect a wide range of other questions that could make or break your test management tool choice. This whitepaper identifies the key attributes you should look for in a test management solution.

How To Choose A Test Management Tool

While it might seem that the most important consideration when choosing a test management software tool is the set of basic tool features supporting the test process itself, you should not neglect a wide range of other questions that could make or break your test management tool choice. This whitepaper identifies the key attributes you should look for in a test management solution.

The average test plan for a commercial grade application will have between 2,000 and 10,000 test cases. Your test team of five must manually execute and document results for between 400 and 2,000 test cases. And the scheduled release date of your product is fast approaching. No worries; clone your team and work around the clock. Or perhaps there's a better way...

Incorporating Automated And Manual Testing In An Effective Test Plan

The average test plan for a commercial grade application will have between 2,000 and 10,000 test cases. Your test team of five must manually execute and document results for between 400 and 2,000 test cases. And the scheduled release date of your product is fast approaching. No worries; clone your team and work around the clock. Or perhaps there's a better way...

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) strengthens the rights that individuals have regarding personal data relating to them and seeks to unify data protection laws across Europe. Among other things, data controllers are required to only use data processors that provide sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical, process and organizational measures in such a manner that processing will meet the requirements of the GDPR. Here are some aspects you may want to consider when conducting your assessment of Inflectra and Inflectra Cloud Services.

Inflectra Cloud Services And The EU General Data Protection Regulation

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) strengthens the rights that individuals have regarding personal data relating to them and seeks to unify data protection laws across Europe. Among other things, data controllers are required to only use data processors that provide sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical, process and organizational measures in such a manner that processing will meet the requirements of the GDPR. Here are some aspects you may want to consider when conducting your assessment of Inflectra and Inflectra Cloud Services.

With all the Agile methods out there, how does someone with traditional waterfall or v-model experience begin to understand each? Which methods are truly Agile and which are not? What are the defining characteristics of each Agile method, as well as those not quite so Agile? What are the benefits of using each Agile method and what are some of the drawbacks? This article attempts to answer these questions in a concise and simple way and offer a launch pad for those who would like to know more.

Introduction To Agile Development Methods

With all the Agile methods out there, how does someone with traditional waterfall or v-model experience begin to understand each? Which methods are truly Agile and which are not? What are the defining characteristics of each Agile method, as well as those not quite so Agile? What are the benefits of using each Agile method and what are some of the drawbacks? This article attempts to answer these questions in a concise and simple way and offer a launch pad for those who would like to know more.

Within the US Government, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Exhibit 300 defines the way in which Government agencies need to plan, budget and acquire and manage all of their IT assets. Learn how Inflectra provides Government customers with the best tools to more easily manage their portfolio of projects and ensure that sound project management practices are in place.

IT Management With OMB 300

Within the US Government, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Exhibit 300 defines the way in which Government agencies need to plan, budget and acquire and manage all of their IT assets. Learn how Inflectra provides Government customers with the best tools to more easily manage their portfolio of projects and ensure that sound project management practices are in place.

Requirements Engineering (RE) is often trivialized as an activity performed by well meaning analysts before they start doing the real work of specifying a product. In this paper we shall introduce, at the highest levels, the critical processes and procedures used when executing effective Requirements Engineering as part of an overall successful project.

Principles Of Requirements Engineering

Requirements Engineering (RE) is often trivialized as an activity performed by well meaning analysts before they start doing the real work of specifying a product. In this paper we shall introduce, at the highest levels, the critical processes and procedures used when executing effective Requirements Engineering as part of an overall successful project.

When companies evaluate test automation tools for web testing they are often facing a similar question: What's the advantage of using Rapise instead of Selenium? Though the larger question is: Why should you pay for a commercial tool instead of using a free one? At first glance, both tools are facing the same challenges when automating a web application, but it is very important to understand further aspects when comparing both tools.

Rapise Vs Selenium Comparison

When companies evaluate test automation tools for web testing they are often facing a similar question: What's the advantage of using Rapise instead of Selenium? Though the larger question is: Why should you pay for a commercial tool instead of using a free one? At first glance, both tools are facing the same challenges when automating a web application, but it is very important to understand further aspects when comparing both tools.

While there are multiple Agile software development methods, they have more in common with one another than they do the waterfall method, which they seek to replace. Two such methods are Scrum and Kanban which both further the trend away from large lifecycle projects and towards shorter, leaner development approaches. How do Scrum and Kanban differ from one another, and how do they both differ from traditional methods?

Scrum And Kanban Siblings Or Cousins

While there are multiple Agile software development methods, they have more in common with one another than they do the waterfall method, which they seek to replace. Two such methods are Scrum and Kanban which both further the trend away from large lifecycle projects and towards shorter, leaner development approaches. How do Scrum and Kanban differ from one another, and how do they both differ from traditional methods?

One day I asked myself a question. All web developers know JavaScript. This is the main language for many developers using frameworks such as ReactJS or AngularJS. What if a web developer decides to setup a test framework around Selenium WebDriver and JavaScript? What tools would be required along the way?

Setting Up A Testops Environment Using Selenium Webdriver And Javascript

One day I asked myself a question. All web developers know JavaScript. This is the main language for many developers using frameworks such as ReactJS or AngularJS. What if a web developer decides to setup a test framework around Selenium WebDriver and JavaScript? What tools would be required along the way?

If you are choosing an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution in the Healthcare industry, if you are a 'covered entity' an absolute requirement is to make sure the software you choose is HIPAA compliant.  Read on to find out how SpiraTeam is HIPAA compliant and use this checklist as a guide to ensure that you have implement SpiraTeam in a HIPAA compliant manner.

Spirateam HIPAA Compliance Checklist

If you are choosing an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution in the Healthcare industry, if you are a 'covered entity' an absolute requirement is to make sure the software you choose is HIPAA compliant. Read on to find out how SpiraTeam is HIPAA compliant and use this checklist as a guide to ensure that you have implement SpiraTeam in a HIPAA compliant manner.

All design, development and acquisition of new systems (hardware, software, platforms, communications, etc.) within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) follows the DOD 5000 acquisition lifecycle process. Inflectra provides its customers in the Defense community with powerful tools to perform each of these activities with complete traceability across the entire acquisition lifecycle.

Systems Development With DOD 5000

All design, development and acquisition of new systems (hardware, software, platforms, communications, etc.) within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) follows the DOD 5000 acquisition lifecycle process. Inflectra provides its customers in the Defense community with powerful tools to perform each of these activities with complete traceability across the entire acquisition lifecycle.

When comparing different software products, one of the most common ways to measure the cost is to look at the price per user. However, products don't always use the same type of user, for example "named user" vs. "concurrent user". There is much confusion between the two types, and customers don't always understand the difference. This whitepaper explains the difference and provides some suggestions for ways to compare the two.

The Value Of Concurrent User Licensing

When comparing different software products, one of the most common ways to measure the cost is to look at the price per user. However, products don't always use the same type of user, for example "named user" vs. "concurrent user". There is much confusion between the two types, and customers don't always understand the difference. This whitepaper explains the difference and provides some suggestions for ways to compare the two.