Inflectra | Archive for January 2021

Archive for January 2021

Using the SpiraPlan Document Workflow Enhancements for GxP CFR Part 11 Projects

January 28th, 2021

We're very excited about the upcoming release of SpiraPlan 6.7.1 for both our cloud and on-premise customers. In addition to the powerful new tools for developers and DevOps engineers, we also have some new document management enhancements that will be amazing for customers working in the life sciences, especially on GxP projects that have to follow FDA / EMA rules such as 21 CFR Part 11.

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Recap: Moving Away from JIRA Server

January 27th, 2021

On January 26, 2021, Inflectra hosted a webinar on the alternatives to Atlassian's JIRA and JIRA Server called: Know Your Options: Moving Away From Atlassian's JIRA Server. If you missed it, here is a full recap of the event! 

The following topics were covered during the webinar:

  1. JIRA Server Discontinued: 
    • What does this mean for your project(s)?
    • What are the most common challenges and opportunities for your project(s)?
    • What are the major alternatives to Atlassian JIRA Server For ALM?
  2. SpiraTeam – JIRA Server Alternative:
    • Why SpiraTeam on-premise is a great option?
    • How to easily migrate from JIRA Server to SpiraTeam?
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Recap: The Scrum Guide 2020

January 27th, 2021

On January 21, 2021, Inflectra's Sriram Rajagopalan, Ph.D., led a discussion on the recent changes to the Scrum framework in a live event called: Scrum Guide 2020 - A Deep Dive. If you missed the webinar, please enjoy this recap, complete with the video recording and the presentation. 

In this webinar, the presenter covered the following topics: 

  • Understand the responsibilities of the Scrum Team
  • Pivot on the goal of Scrum as a product management framework
  • Explore the foundations of the Scrum Framework that remain unchanged
  • Specific aspects requiring attention when implementing Scrum.
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Spotlight on Spira 6.8 - Inline Content Editing of Rich Text and Markdown

January 25th, 2021

We are excited about the next release of Spira 6.8, due to be released in March. This new version includes major enhancements to the documents management module to allow users the create and edit inline content directly in Spira. Customers have asked us for ways to make authoring the unstructured, freeform content easier in Spira, similar to how they could use a Wiki, Google Docs, or Confluence page. This new functionality lets you write plain text, rich text, and markdown inside Spira and have all of the versioning and workflow capabilities at your disposal. Of course, you can link this content to your requirements, test cases, and other Spira artifacts.

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Webinar Recap: Spira v6.7 - New SCM Functionality for Devs

January 13th, 2021

We are happy to share with you a recap of our recent webinar on Spira v6.7 - New Source Code Management Functionality for Devs. If you missed the webinar, please enjoy this video recording.

In this webinar, Adam Sandman covered the following topics: 
- Spira 6.7 at a glance
- Enhanced Source Code Management module
- Markdown Preview & Rendering Capability
- Integrated Source Code Difference Viewing

- Source Code Pull Requests & Code Reviewing (Spira v6.7.1 preview)

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Spotlight on Spira 6.7.1 - CI Build and Source Code Diff Enhancements

January 13th, 2021

We are excited about the next release of Spira 6.7.1, due to be released in early February. This new version includes some usability enhancements for viewing the differences between changes in large source code files as well as a major overhaul of the continuous integration (CI) build details page. These enhancements streamline the viewing of CI builds and verifying the code changes included in each CI build.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.7.1 - Source Code Pull Requests & Code Reviewing

January 11th, 2021

We are excited about the next release of Spira 6.7.1, due to be released in early February. This new version includes new source code Pull Requests functionality that lets development teams leverage the existing tasks feature in Spira to more easily track the different code branches. The Pull Request tasks are used to help teams review the code before they are merged into the main development branches (develop, master or main depending on your branching and merging methodology).

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Spotlight on Spira 6.7.1 - Generating Documents from Reports

January 7th, 2021

We are excited about the next release of Spira 6.7.1, due to be released in early February 2021. One of the key new features is the ability to automatically save generated reports from the Reports center into the Documents Management module, where they can be archived and versioned.

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