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Moving from a system of record to a system engagement requires app rationalization

Rock and.jpg"Crossing the Chasm" author Geoffrey Moore recently asserted that enterprises have extracted 90 percent of the potential value from system of record software such as ERP (enterprise resource planning), and that we need to engage today’s knowledge workers and customers in ways that they are familiar with and prefer. We need to focus energy and money on the system of engagement, the app. This means we need to liberate expenditure from legacy back-office and front-office systems and refocus it on the enterprise system of engagement. However, for most orgs, 70 to 80 percent of IT investment is socked away in these legacy systems that will only derive only 10 percent more value. Unless investment needs to be evaluated and largely refocused, IT organizations will find themselves irrelevant and between the proverbial rock and a hard place when it comes to generating business value and productivity.

Exploratory testing in an Agile environment – Part 2 of 3

Exploratory testing focuses on test design and execution, bug investigation and reporting, and setting up the session in order to do the testing.  This is the second in a three-part weekly series on exploratory testing in an Agile environment.  Continue reading to learn about some of the practical aspects of exploratory testing.


This post was written by Noy Bar from the Customer Success team.

Exploratory testing in an Agile environment – Part 1 of 3

Exploratory testing was born out of ad hoc testing, which is seen as unstructured, sloppy and careless testing performed by unskilled testers, without any planning or documentation.  The term ‘exploratory testing’ was coined to emphasize the fact that structured thought processes are involved, differentiating it from ad hoc testing. 


This is the first in a three-part weekly series on exploratory testing in an Agile environment.  Continue reading to find out more about exploratory testing, where it came from, and its characteristics.


This post was written by Noy Bar from the Customer Success team.

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