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8 Things That Make a Test Management Tool Next Generation

What is a next generation test management tool? How is it different from your current tool and why should you even consider switching?

September 5th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management, Test management

software testing communication

4 Reasons Why Communication Should be Your Single Most Important Software Testing Goal

Do you know why improving communication should be your single most important software testing goal? Here are four reasons why communication is so critical. 1. Spend Less Time in Meetings, on Calls, and on Email Effective and efficient communication equips you and your team to spend less time sending email, sitting in meetings, taking phone […]

May 17th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

Agile and DevOps are failing in Fortune 500 companies. It should be a wake-up call to all of us.

Mistruths promoting the cure-all, Agile and DevOps, hurt everyone seeking a truly better way to deliver software. ING begun its agile transformation in 2010 with just three teams practicing agile. After seeing the success of those first three teams, ING transformed its entire development organization to Agile in 2011. While the transformation was deemed a […]

May 10th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

How to Spend Less Time Providing Software Testing Status Updates in the Enterprise

Do you spend too much time providing status updates in emails, calls, and meetings? Does your testing team often not have the information they need to get the job done? Here is how you can improve communication throughout the phases of software testing. How to Improve Communication Throughout the Phases of Software Testing Review Requirements […]

May 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

Software Test Management and Test Environment Management

Why Treating Test Management and Test Environment Management Separately is Killing Your Efficiency

Imagine that you have hundreds of development, testing, and operations teams spread across the globe that rely on each other to execute software testing. You have 245 test environments and you release to pre-production several times a day and deploy to production once a week. How do you manage all the software tests, test data, […]

April 25th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

Why Your Enterprise Software Testing is Failing and How to Fix It

Do you feel like everyone thinks your software testing team is the bottleneck slowing down development and delivery? Sixty-four percent of testers say time spent on side tasks and not doing actual testing is challenging. Here are the reasons your enterprise testing is failing and how to fix it. Poor Software Testing Productivity Release cycles […]

April 13th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

Predictable software testing

Measure, Learn, Improve: A Master Plan to Control Software Testing Predictability

Are you tired of slipping deadlines and missing commitments? Do you feel like the consistency of Software Testing is out of your control? Here is how to improve the predictability of software testing across multiple teams and projects. Enable Consistent Practices, Processes, and Tools The foundation of enterprise software testing predictability is built on consistent […]

April 11th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

6 Proactive Measures of Enterprise Software Testing Progress

Do you feel like you are always reacting to fire drills? Do you know how your teams are progressing, how they should be progressing, or why there is a deviation? It is difficult to resolve impediments and risks if you don’t have insight into your teams’ progress. Here are six measures of enterprise software testing […]

March 16th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

Top 10 Tips for Improving Software Testing Communication

Do you spend too much time sitting in meetings providing or receiving status updates? Does your testing team receive a ton of emails and calls and meeting invites? Does your team provide a ton of detail to stakeholders, but they still don’t seem to be on the same page? Here are ten tips for improving […]

March 2nd, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

Achieve Data-driven Releases Using Test Management Software

While developers can sprint from idea to implementation in a matter of days, QA has struggled to keep up with this rapid pace due to a lack of standard test management software tools. The ability to track software requirements across the full software development lifecycle including testing and verification is often the missing piece in […]

February 8th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

All Test Case Management Tools are not Created Equal

If you’ve used test case management tools before, you’ll understand that there are a range of products on the market. There are old standards that have been around since before the dawn of the World Wide Web, and there are relative market newcomers that offer different levels of sophistication. Here are the factors that make […]

January 30th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management

Sneak peek into how we use Plutora & Stryka for Test Management

At Plutora we develop products we’re very proud of. We use our tools daily and actively gather internal feedback on ideas to improve our feature set. We believe in giving our customers the best web app experience out there. As our team grows and with the added logistics of our engineering and customer success teams […]

January 13th, 2017  |  Published in Agile Release Management, Release Management, Test Case Management

Test Smarter with a Test Case Management Tool

With software releases happening every week your teams need a more dynamic and intelligent test case management tool. You can’t afford to run every single test case every time a developer changes a line of code. It introduces delay, and it’s not an intelligent use of resources. The industry is full of stories of developers […]

December 12th, 2016  |  Published in Test Case Management

Reclaiming Underutilized Environments

What is an Environment? When we discuss Environment Management, we’re not thinking about simple systems.  An environment isn’t just a web server and a database.  Instead, we’re thinking about complex systems with a lot of moving parts.  For example, a large e-commerce website that generates billions in revenue may have several different environments: one for […]

October 26th, 2016  |  Published in Test Case Management, Test Environment Management

TEST Magazine has recognized Stryka as one of the 20 Leading Testing Providers of 2016

A magazine for software testing and quality professionals, TEST Magazine is read by over 10,700 members across Europe, the US, and South Asia. TEST Magazine’s unbiased, holistic and pragmatic viewpoint has made it the leading journal in its sector. In TEST Magazine’s announcement of the 20 Leading Testing Providers of 2016, they wrote: “The software testing landscape changes rapidly, and we […]

September 26th, 2016  |  Published in Test Case Management

frequent software releases

Enabling Frequent Software Releases, Greater Independence

As release managers and executives, we address release complexity and complex dependencies between releases by combining software releases...

April 27th, 2016  |  Published in Deployment Management, IT Governance, Release Management, Test Case Management, Test Environment Management

enterprise release risk

Most Common Enterprise Release Risk: Last Minute QA Testing

It’s a “given” in software development – release schedules always slip. Requirements shift, developers underestimate timelines, and quality assurance (QA) finds unexpected defects. Another law of software development is that final release dates are often inflexible. If a market or a holiday shopping season defines your release date you understand how important it is to […]

April 21st, 2015  |  Published in Release Management, Test Case Management, Test Environment Management

Managing Test Environments

Test Environments (also called QA or Pre-Production Environments) are a vital cog in delivering fully tested code and instilling confidence there will be a successful project or release. Any weakness with the robustness of the test phase will likely have cost implications for the business further down the track so it is important your test […]

September 12th, 2013  |  Published in Deployment Management, Test Case Management, Test Environment Management

Plutora selects Zendesk as Support Service Software Provider

After a comprehensive review and trials of leading support service software providers we have selected Zendesk as our support software provider. Zendesk will be used to power Knowledge Base and Community Forums as well as our Help Desk ticketing. Put simply Zendesk is a brilliant product, fits our needs very well and will support us […]

October 12th, 2012  |  Published in Deployment Management, Release Management, Test Case Management, Test Environment Management