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Finding the Right Agile Software for Your Organization: The 4 Main Considerations | CA Technologies

“Software is eating the world”—once a provocative phrase, this idea of software’s dominant place in the economy is now widely accepted. But for today’s companies that want to rise above their competitors, it’s not enough to simply acknowledge the pivotal role that software plays. They must now move with greater confidence and speed. Agility is critical, and the companies that can respond swiftly to changes, deliver value quickly, and roll out high-quality products will thrive—those that can’t, may not survive.

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Discover Agile: Change Your Company and Your Culture | CA Technologies

The first step to an agile company? Change your culture.

This eBook is not a set of step-by-step instructions for how to fix all your organizational issues. Nor is it a tactical plan on how to move from being a rigid, inflexible company to being one that places customers— and agile—at the heart of everything you do. If only life was this simple.

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How to Stop Agile Roadblocks | CA Technologies

Switching to an agile culture is no simple task. It takes a radical rethink of how you do business,. The truth is that people fear change. They fear a loss of responsibility, losing their jobs or simply having to develop new skills when they’re comfortable in their current position.

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5 Steps to Beating the Competition with Agile at Scale | CA Technologies

No matter where you are on your agility journey, you can transform into a customer-centric—even customer-obsessed—organization that produces inspired, sustained innovation and value. Download this eGuide for five steps of agile success adopted from Otto Berkes’ book, Digital Transformation.

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How Modern Businesses Scale with Agile | CA Technologies

This eBook isn’t an introduction to agile software development. Nor is it a set of step-by-step instructions for how to move from being a rigid, inflexible company to being one that places customers—and agile—at the heart of everything you do. If only life was that simple.

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Transforming Your Business: Scale Agile and Measure the Success | CA Technologies

Download this eGuide to learn how agile success is only as good as the agile metrics created to measure it. You will also learn the tips and tricks you need to get the data you need out of your agile teams.

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Test Automation eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by test automation experts in the field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about test automation in the software industry today. Get the latest buzz, tips to show the value of test automation to shareholders, and much more.

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Discover the Benefits of Agile: The Business Case for a New Way to Work | CA Technologies

You’re operating in a world that’s global, responsive, customer-focused, and technology-driven. With software as the key driver of growth, innovation, efficiency, and productivity, how you deliver software says a lot about how you’ll compete in this world.

This eGuide explains agile, lean and Scrum approaches, and how agile is different from other methods.

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Release Pipeline Orchestration: An Essential Practice for Continuous Delivery at Enterprise Scale | XebiaLabs

Download this white paper to learn how release pipeline orchestration can help enterprises manage and optimize their software release process. You’ll also discover how release pipeline orchestration stacks up against toolssuch as Jenkins, Circle CI, Puppet, Chef, and Ansible.

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Business Agility: How Modern Businesses Beat the Competition | CA Technologies

Transforming your company into an agile organization isn’t a simple matter of purchasing a tool. While the right technologies are essential, success lies in understanding that to achieve true business agility, a mental and organizational shift is required. In order to remain competitive, organizations need to think of agile as the key to operating and thriving in the fast-paced world of modern business.

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Agile Is All about Change—Why Does Testing Remain the Same? | Tricentis

When your organization adopts agile and DevOps, you recognize that your development processes and infrastructure will need to change. However, one critical change is commonly overlooked. Agile and DevOps also require a testing change toward continuous testing. This means not just automating manual testing, but also optimizing and expanding traditional UI test automation.

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Preparing for Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise | XebiaLabs

Driven by market and customer pressure, early adopter organizations have implemented continuous delivery as a strategy to accelerate time-to-market, and now other leading organizations are looking to follow.

While much has been published on the principles and processes of continuous delivery, practical advice on how to approach and plan a continuous delivery implementation in an enterprise environment is hard to come by.

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Continuous Testing vs. Test Automation: What QA Needs to Know | Tricentis

Everyone in the software development industry is talking about continuous testing these days. But are we all referring to the same thing? What is continuous testing? Is it just a new buzzword for “test automation”?

Continuous testing and test automation are actually quite different—and, from the tester’s perspective, that’s a good thing.

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11 Black Holes of DevOps—How Not to Get Lost in Outer Space | XebiaLabs

As your organization kicks off its DevOps transformation, you’re aiming for wild success and headed for all sorts of adventures. This isn’t a short test flight to Pittsburgh and back, this is a journey into uncharted territory. As you scale to create an enterprise DevOps process that works effectively across hundreds of applications and thousands of people, you’ll inevitably discover that things don’t work the same way they did back on the developer’s laptop with a single team or a single environment.

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Exploratory Testing: The Heart of All Things Testing | Tricentis

Exploratory testing is the process of learning a product, designing and executing test cases, and interpreting test results—all at the same time. It’s an all-in-one approach to testing that is the perfect complement to specification-based manual and automated testing.

Combining exploratory testing with other testing practices is one of the most efficient ways to maximize the effectiveness of your testing, increase your product quality, and decrease risk.

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The Evolution of Test Automation | QASymphony

The Evolution of Test Automation—Results from the 2018 QASymphony and TechWell Survey

Organizations of every size now recognize the need to speed up their processes if they want to stay competitive in the marketplace. While still the best choice for some scenarios, manual testing processes are no longer sufficient on their own. Test automation is now a must-have rather than a nice-to-have. QASymphony and TechWell Corporation partnered on a survey to measure the following:

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Overcoming Test Automation Roadblocks With Service Virtualization | Tricentis

A lot of today’s testing teams recognize the need for test automation and are committed to ramping up test automation efforts. Many have even made significant progress toward automating primary use cases that cover top business risks. But then you reached an automation plateau.

Read this paper to learn how an emerging new simulation technology—service virtualization—can help you ensure that your automated tests deliver the rapid, continuous quality feedback your team expects.

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Exploratory Testing eGuide | TechWell

Testing plans and automation can only take projects so far, leaving users to find problems developers and requirements may not have anticipated. Exploratory testing is essential to releasing high-quality software customers find flawless. In the midst of an automated world, there will always be a need for skilled exploratory testers to do the work automation can't. This eGuide explains why exploratory testing still plays a critical role in the development process and how it fits in today's agile and DevOps-focused world.

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Internet of Things eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by emerging Internet of Things experts in the software field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about developing and testing best practices for the Internet of Things. Get the latest buzz, funadmental development practices, cloud connectivity and IoT, and much more.

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DevOps Continuous Delivery | TechWell

This eGuide provides resources to help teams move from their initial DevOps adoption through a full digital transformation.  For organizations with established DevOps processes, this guide will offer tips to speed up the delivery cycle by identfying bottlenecks and building quality in from the start.

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2016–2017 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2016-2017 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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State of the Software Testing Profession Results 2017-2018

The results are in for our third annual State of the Software Testing Profession survey. Over all, there were no big surprises. It looks like software testing is going to hang around a while longer, automation and technical skills are still a growing requirement for testers, and agile adoption
remains a leading driver of change to the tester role.

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Beyond Continuous Testing with Artificial Intelligence | Tricentis

We need “digital testing” to meet the quality needs of a future driven by IoT, robotics, and quantum computing. Artificial intelligence (AI), imitating intelligent human behavior for machine learning and predictive analytics, can help us get there.

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Continuous Practices eGuide | TechWell

The widespread adoption of agile and DevOps practices have placed the software industry firmly in the age of “continuous everything.” From continuous testing, continuous development, and continuous deployment to continuous integration and continuous improvement, our development cycles must embrace the need for speed to stay competitive in the marketplace.

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Implementing Agile eGuide | TechWell

Whether you are taking the first step down the road to agile or you want to make sure you’re heading in the right direction, this eGuide provides resources to help guide you through your agile implementation.

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The Care And Feeding of Your Software Testing Career | TechWell

This eBook is a compilation of TechWell Insights stories written by TechWell Corporation CIO Michael Sowers. Based on his thirty years of software experience, this guide offers tips and techniques for managing and growing your own software testing career.

Download this eBook to learn how testers can excel in today's agile world, why leadership skills and social responsibility are critical to tester's careers, techniques for streamlining your workload, and more.

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2015–2016 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2015-2016 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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