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The Inflectra Blog contains articles on all aspects of the software lifecycle, in addition we have whitepapers, background articles, videos and presentations to help get you started:

Crowd-Test Your App or Website at #TestBowl 2.0

June 24, 2021

Do you have a new app, software, or website that is ready for testing? Are you looking to avoid turning your customers into testers? We hear you, and we have a fun solution for you - bring your app/software or website to #TestBowl 2.0!

As part of the Inflectra-run software testing competition - #TestBowl 2.0 on June 24, 2021, we offer to crowd-test your software for free! 

All you need to do is apply before June 18, 2021!

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New Partnership Structure Is Coming To Inflectra

June 16, 2021

Here at Inflectra, we’ve been taking some time to evaluate our partner relationships and do some deep thinking about how we can best support them. When the company first started, our goal was to partner with as many consulting and product companies as possible to grow brand awareness. Being a global company, that’s a lot of ground to cover! Over time we’ve entered into hundreds of partnerships – some strong and long-lasting, and some less so. 

When Inflectra’s Partner Manager position was created a few years ago, it was with this goal in mind: support and develop those partner relationships with strong synergies and shared mutual goals. After months of strategy and brainstorming sessions, drafts and revisions, we’ve developed an initial structure that we believe will best highlight the added value our partner network brings to our customers and the geographic and thematic variety of partnerships we nurture. For partners, this structure is intended to provide resources, opportunities for collaboration, support, and above all, unparalleled incentives. 

Without further ado, let us proceed with the unveiling.

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The Perils of Agile Estimation (Part 2)

June 7, 2021

In the previous post, we examined why and how agile software estimation goes wrong so often, and we identified three principles that must support any good estimation method:

  1. Reliability - An estimate must reflect the performed work within a reasonable confidence interval.
  2. Objectivity - The same estimate should be given for a task, regardless of who's giving the estimate.
  3. Consistency - Given nothing else has changed, an estimate should not change with time.

I call this the ROC principles. In this post, we'll start looking at techniques and methods we can apply to our estimation process to implement these principles. In order to properly ROC-ify our estimates, the first thing we need to grok is the difference between complex and complicated tasks.

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Spira v.6 Getting Started Videos Are Here!

May 26, 2021

Welcome to your one-stop-shop for all Spira v6 Getting Started Videos! 

We are glad you are interested in learning the fundamentals of Inflectra’s QA, ALM, and Enterprise Agile Program Management platforms! This video playlist will help you to smoothly navigate our award-winning platforms, onboard your team members, as well as help you toward your Spira certification efforts under Inflectra's new Initiative called Spira Academy!

The below series of videos explores the most fundamental aspects of the three Spira platforms - SpiraTest, SpiraTeam, and SpiraPlan. The videos are divided into:

  • the Cross-Cutting Spira features for all Spira products, 

  • the SpiraTeam and SpiraPlan-only features. 

Begin your adventure with our Getting Started with Spira series’ below!

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Webinar Recap: Mobile Testing in a Device Cloud with Rapise

May 25, 2021

On May 18th, Inflectra hosted a webinar on Mobile Testing in a Device Cloud with Rapise. Denis Markovtsev, Inflectra's senior automaton architect covered the following topics in the live webinar:

  1. How to connect to a device cloud

  2. How to record/execute Mobile tests with Rapise

  3. How to orchestrate execution on different devices with SpiraTest

If you missed the webinar, we have a full recap below 👇

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