Inflectra | Archive for June 2021

Archive for June 2021

Crowd-Test Your App or Website at #TestBowl 2.0

June 24th, 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 16th, 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 7th, 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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