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Creating a masterpiece; a second set of eyes in the testing and developing arena

 thCAZAMPYG.jpgImagine the potential for your IT organization if the Development and Testing groups worked in complete harmony or is your teams relationship built critism.


Could Grey Box testing provide the platform for Synchronization in IT?

Labels: ALM| development| testing

In case you missed it... Agile and Mobile, new tools to help us keep pace...

In this short article, I'm pointing to two announcements made this past week around burning platforms-- testing mobile applications and helping teams manage their agile projects.  If you are like me, your head is spinning with the pace of change and technology innovation and just keeping track of what's out there to  help, is a challenge.   Consider this your "cliff notes" on two announcements that just happened that may be of keen interest...

What is Grey Box Testing? How can it help you?

thCAHLW1O2.jpgI have always dreamed of being a contestant on “Jeopardy”. I can imagine myself being $10,000 ahead of the next competitor and having Alex Trebek ask, “For $1000, can Software Testing group survive and improve on the SDLC process in 2013?” My answer? Alex, “What is grey box testing”


Everyone in the testing industry has learned, heard, or used white box or black box methods of testing. But how many been trained, heard or used the step-brother method of testing—grey box testing or what is sometime called translucent testing?

Wanted: beta testers for new Agile development SaaS tool

By Phil Nguyen, HP Software Community Director


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HP has launched the public beta for HP Agile Manager, a new SaaS offering that can help application development teams organize, plan, and execute Agile projects.

HP Helps Organizations Speed Time-to-Market for High-Performing Mobile Applications

Mobile.jpgAfter collaborating for many years with Shunra, we are excited to announce a new HP Software offering that helps accelerate the development and deployment of high-quality mobile applications by automating real-world mobile network conditions. The new mobile performance testing solution, Shunra Network Virtualization,  extends the HP Mobile Testing set of offerings to help organizations to meet the demands of an anytime, anywhere mobile world.

What types of software testing matter to you?

thCALKDHIF.jpgSoftware testing has sometime been thought of as a profit siphon, and you know the old saying "if you can't proven wrong, it then must be true"


  1. Are you or your group looking to getting more bang for your testing software dollars and what types of software testing will return higher dividends?
  2. Can you cut software testing cost and lower the companies' exposure to risk at the same time?   
  3. Does communication and integration matter when time and cost are out of control?
  4. What is the highest priority in software testing quality, security, or cost?

This Articale will start taking look at what matter to software-development  testing. 

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  • Brian is a Product Marketing Manager for Application Development Management Solutions with and previously for Project and Application Portfolio Management, with extensive experience in presales and implementation roles.
  • I have more than 12 years in IT, with over 10 years working with the HP Quality Management suite of tools—seven as a Professional Services consultant for Mercury/HP. Additionally, I am the Regional Practice Lead for the Quality Management Strategy and Solutions organization which helps drive inovation in the areas of Best Practices and constancy of delivery.
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  • Kelly has over 20 years experience with enterprise systems and software in individual contributor and manager roles across product management, business development and product marketing. A majority of my focus has been in areas directly related to applications spanning from developer environments, enterprise Java, integration middleware, SOA infrastructure, SOA Governance and now application lifecycle management. Kelly has a B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Backed up with over 20 years of IT experience ranging from Application Development, QA, Product Management and Product Marketing, Ofer Spiegel has acquired deep insight into the intricacies of Enterprise IT and its versatile challenges.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • 36-year HP employee that writes technical information for HP Software Customers.
  • Rick Barron is a Program Manager for various aspects of the PM team and HPSW UX/UI team; and working on UX projects associated with He has worked in high tech for 20+ years working in roles involving web design, usability studies, and mobile marketing. Rick has held roles at Motorola Mobility, Symantec and Sun Microsystems.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
  • Areas of expertise include project/portfolio management, software education and application lifecycle management
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