Optimising Quality Assurance in an Agile World

Although more and more organisations are moving towards agile software delivery, agile methodologies bring their own set of challenges.

The truth of the matter is that traditional test tools struggle to work in an agile environment. This is mainly due to the fact that they were designed to work in a ‘test last’ environment whereas the agile model is more a ‘test first, test continuously’ model.

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Original Software Enhances Support for .Net Development Teams

The open platform provided by Qualify, a complete Application Quality Management solution, makes integration with 3rd party tools, such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 seamless and uncomplicated

15 November 2011 – Original Software, a leading Application Quality Management, (AQM) vendor, announced today that Qualify, its solution for managing the quality lifecycle of any application, has added Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010, to the list of 3rd party point solutions that it works with. TFS is a Microsoft tool used to support Visual Studio .Net developments. Qualify already integrates with defect tracking tools, such as Bugzilla and JIRA, as well as the open development platform, Eclipse.

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While HP Plays Catch Up, Original Software Continues to Innovate

New version of its manual and automated software quality suite set to be the only force in agile test automation

21 December 2010 Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) and Automated Software Quality (ASQ) vendor, today announced the release of its latest version of TestDrive, the only agile test automation solution in the market place, and TestDrive-Assist, the leading dynamic manual testing solution.
Version 7 is in direct response to an independent study undertaken earlier this year which revealed that the need for enhanced business agility was the highest rated market driver for improving software quality. With more complexity in IT projects and a need to respond faster to changing markets, development and QA teams have had to adapt the way they work.

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Blasting away market frustrations

Today we are officially launching Qualify to the world. Our brand new Quality Management solution aids business agility and unifies the software delivery process.

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Business Agility Hampered by AQM

A study into the views of Application Development Managers and IT Executives, announced today by Original Software, revealed that the need for business agility is driving the growth in spend for Application Quality Management (AQM) and Automated Software Quality (ASQ) solutions. However, the same study also uncovered an incredible discontent with current solutions available in the market place, with 84% of respondents claiming that they are not meeting their needs.

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Disposable test controversy

It seems George has touched on a controversial topic – whether or not the modern, agile business needs more disposable test assets..

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