Inflectra | Archive for December 2018

Archive for December 2018

Product Management versus Project Management

December 24th, 2018

As I was concluding a capstone class on project management, there was a question from a few students on whether there is any scope of career growth for project management as a profession with the increased focus on agile principles. Questioning further on the root cause of this concern was the fact that agile approaches, such as Scrum, does not call for a project manager role and the focus is only on product management. In a brief attempt to address this ongoing confusions thinking product and project management are mutually exclusive disciplines with product management slaying the project management field, I explain here the ongoing need for the symbiotic relationship between these two disciplines.

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Why Executives Need to Understand Program & Project Management?

December 17th, 2018

As a firm believer in continuous improvement, I have always been monitoring the external environment to find new trends and equip myself with this knowledge. One of these interests was understanding more about Program and Portfolio Management.

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We've Built an AI-Powered Robot for Salesforce with Rapise - A Webinar Recap

December 17th, 2018

Our last free webinar of 2018 had an ambitious goal: to use Rapise to build an AI-powered robot that can mine Salesforce contacts from email signatures. The presenter was Inflectra's senior automation architect - Denis Markovtsev who showed us how to design a robot that can read emails from Exchange mailbox, send emails to a third-party Machine Learning powered REST service for contact extraction, and how to create new contacts in Salesforce via the UI.

Some of you may have missed the webinar, so we made a recording for you, which is enclosed.

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Meet-Up Sponsorship - ASQF @Berlin

December 12th, 2018

Inflectra is excited to support ASQF @Berlin - a Berlin/Brandenburg-based meet-up group dedicated to developing and securing software and system quality. The group's first, Inflectra-sponsored meetup will take place on January 26th, 2019 in Potsdam.

Join Quality Brunch 2019: Yesterday: V, today: agile - and what about quality? if you are around.

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Preventing Scope Creep, Grope and Leap from Killing Your Projects!

December 11th, 2018

One of the major reasons that software projects are cancelled, fail to deliver the expected value or experience massive cost / budget overruns is due to a failure to grasp the risk and issues associated with managing the scope. This article describes the three most common types of scope management failure with suggestions of how to avoid such a fate.

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10 Features Every Codeless Test Automation Tool Should Offer

December 3rd, 2018

There's a resurgence of codeless test automation tools in the market, and members of the testing community are understandably skeptical of the promises of hassle-free, easy to maintain testing. This article describes the benefits that codeless test automation tools provide over having your programmers write automation code by hand, and outlines how Rapise meets the test laid down by experts in the industry of the ten key features that such a tool needs to have to be useful.

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