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Got change? Spend a half day on-line with apps visionaries and experts for winning insights in ALM

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Change is the name of the game in mastering the ability to deliver applications quickly, with high quality, that will also delight the business.   I invite you to come hear from leading visionaries, analysts and successful practitioners as they share best practices, insights and actionable information to help you up the odds by changing with the pace of demand and delivering winning solutions.  

 

Continue reading to find out what you will learn at  the free  -- HP Power to Change virtual conference, Sept 10th and Oct 1st.

 

 

Summer vacation and Service Virtualization – what do they have in common?

avacation.pngAre you working to understand the value in using Service Virtualization to remove delays for testing and development caused by unavailable components and services?   Let’s use a metaphor, how do you keep things moving along when you are relaxing on a beach for summer vacation?  

 

Keep reading to find out what summer vacation and Service Virtualization have  in common.  The good news is that this approach CAN be applied to your composite application environment.

 

Tearing down the wall between Dev and Ops to create quality DevOps

Myles 3.jpgToday’s enterprises need to become more agile in order to effectively compete.  To keep up, IT organizations not only need to deliver services faster, but at the same time, they need to make end-to-end quality their focus. For IT organizations that are ready to take the journey to what we call DevOps, COBIT 5 can serve as an instructional guide. COBIT 5 defines an expansive role for quality by saying that quality is effectively the outcomes generator for the enterprise. This makes the wall between development and ops an artificial one.

 

Quality clearly needs to be designed into the application, but it also needs to be measured throughout the application lifecycle. For this reason, COBIT 5 defines this process as ensuring the consistent delivery of solutions and services that meet enterprise and satisfy stakeholder needs. A key idea here is that projects and programs deliver services (enterprise capabilities) and these capabilities need to be continuously improved and made more efficient during their lifetime. How many of you in quality think this way?

Exploratory testing in an Agile environment – Part 3 of 3

Exploratory testing is a technique for getting rapid feedback from an application under test, by simultaneously learning, designing tests and executing tests.  This is the final part in a three-part weekly series on exploratory testing in an Agile environment.  Continue reading to learn when to use exploratory testing.

 

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

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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.
  • Bruce Randall has 18 years of experience in technology product management and product marketing, has authored numerous articles, whitepapers and other content, and has presented in multiple technology forums. More importantly, Bruce has enjoyed working with thousands of customers and technology stakeholders to better understand their problems and to address them with technology solutions and services.
  • Ferhan Kilical has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology with expertise in application development and testing as a Technical Fellow, Test Manager, Test and QA Director. She is currently a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at HP, supporting Service Virtualization and ALM tools.
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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 Cooper is a leader in the fields of quality assurance (QA), software testing, and process improvement. In November 2012, Michael joined the HP Software Applications team. Michael brings more than 15 years of hands on and QA and Testing leadership experience.
  • 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.
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  • Areas of expertise include project/portfolio management, software education and application lifecycle management
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