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Spira Team Overview Presentation


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Provides a high level overview of the software development and application lifecycle management features that are available in SpiraTeam, and how you the system when first starting a project

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Spira Team Overview Presentation

  1. 1. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 1 - SpiraTeam® - Product Information Synchronizing Your Application Lifecycle
  2. 2. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 2 - Objectives  After viewing this presentation you will:  Understand the challenges involved in managing the development and testing lifecycle of a project  Understand the challenges involved in planning and managing projects and why traditional waterfall methodologies have failed to deliver projects on-time and on-budget.  Have a strong grasp on the quality assurance and project management features provided by SpiraTeam  Have learned about the benefits of using SpiraTeam to plan, execute, test and manage your project
  3. 3. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 3 - Agenda  Quality Assurance & Project Management Challenges  SpiraTeam Overview  Feature Walkthrough  Requirements Management  Test Case Management  Release & Iteration Planning  Task Tracking  Incident / Defect Tracking  Source Code Integration  Integration / Migration Options  Use of automated testing tools  Integration with other systems  Synchronization with external bug-trackers
  4. 4. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 4 - QA Testing Landscape  Traditionally, QA organizations use the following tools and systems to manage their testing:  Requirements stored in MS-Word documents or MS-Excel spreadsheets  Test scripts for user acceptance testing stored in MS-Word, MS- Excel with results recorded on paper and transcribed manually back into the spreadsheet  MS-Access, MS-Excel or standalone web-based bug-tracking system for tracking issues and defects  Automated testing is done with a variety of tools depending on the platform and language being tested (Java vs. .NET, web vs. client-server)
  5. 5. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 5 - QA Testing Challenges  This leads to the following challenges:  Processes are ad-hoc and not repeatable across projects  There is no visibility between test cases, requirements and defects. How do you know when you are truly ‘done’?  Measuring progress and productivity during testing is time consuming and difficult  It’s hard to share information across the project and get real-time metrics regarding the quality of the system being tested  There is no central repository of test results from all sources – both automated and manual  SpiraTeam is explicitly designed to address these issues and provide an integrated solution
  6. 6. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 6 - Why Agile Methodologies?  Traditionally projects are delivered in a series of phases that are based on increasing levels of certainty around the system being built:  However this approach has some drawbacks:  It is not flexible to changes in customer requirements  Time is wasted building features that nobody needs  The end user cannot give feedback till it’s completed coded  You don’t know how stable the system is until the end Requirements Gathering Business Design Unit Testing Traditional Waterfall Methodology Release Complete Technical Design Systems Development Integration Testing Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  7. 7. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 7 - The Agile Approach  Instead of phases, projects are broken down into releases and iterations. At the end of each iteration you have a fully functioning system that could be released: Requirements Gathering Business Design Unit Testing Traditional Waterfall Methodology Release Complete Technical Design Systems Development Integration Testing Acceptance Testing (UAT) Limited Upfront Planning Release #1 Release #2 Agile Methodology It 1 It 2 It 3 It 4 It 5 It 6 Release #3 It 7 It 8 It 9 Release #4 It 10 It 11 It 12 Iteration N Iteration N Iteration Planning Iteration Planning Release Complete Development, Continuous Integration, Unit Testing, Functional & Acceptance Testing Development, Continuous Integration, Unit Testing, Functional & Acceptance Testing
  8. 8. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 8 - The Agile Approach (3)  The requirements for the project do not have to be codified upfront, instead they are prioritized and scheduled for each iteration:  The requirements are composed of ‘stories’ that can be scheduled into a particular release and iteration Iteration Iteration Scope Tested, Integrated Working System Iteration Plan Release Plan
  9. 9. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 9 - The Agile Approach (3)  There are several different agile methods:  Scrum  Extreme Programming (XP)  Agile Unified Process (AUP)  Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)  They have specific features that make them better suited to different situations, but in general, they follow the same basic agile principles*:  Individuals and interactions over processes and tools  Working software over comprehensive documentation  Customer collaboration over contract negotiation  Responding to change over following a plan *Source: Agile Manifesto -
  10. 10. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 10 - The Existing Project Management Toolkit  Traditionally, Software Development organizations use the following tools to manage their lifecycles:  Requirements stored in MS-Word documents, MS-Excel spreadsheets or expensive tools such a RequisitePro, Doors  High-level project plan (GANTT chart) developed in tools such as Microsoft Project, Primavera and printed out for reference  Project estimates prepared using a combination of the high-level project plan and specialized standalone MS-Excel spreadsheets  Detailed schedules maintained by individual team members using MS-Excel, Whiteboards or Groupware solutions  MS-Access, MS-Excel or standalone web-based bug-tracking system for tracking issues and defects
  11. 11. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 11 - Project Management Toolkit Challenges  As the static project plan with its discrete phases has become replaced by the more flexible agile approach, the old set of tools no longer works:  The project requirements and scope are not locked-down so the schedule of releases and iterations needs to be connected to the requirements backlog in real-time  The project schedule is constantly evolving, with stories being reallocated to different iterations and team members re- estimating the number of stories they can complete (velocity)  Defects and stories need to be managed in the same environment, with the project estimates and schedules taking account of both at all times  SpiraTeam is explicitly designed to address these issues and provide an integrated solution
  12. 12. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 12 - SpiraTeam® Overview
  13. 13. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation SpiraTeam® The Inflectra® Product Suite SpiraTest® Requirements, Test & Defect Management SpiraPlan® Agile Project Management KronoDesk® IT Support & Help Desk Ticketing Rapise® Test Automation Platform (Web, GUI, Services) TaraVault™ - Source Code Hosting We provide a complete suite to manage your entire lifecycle:
  14. 14. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation SpiraTeam® SpiraTeam – The Integrated ALM Solution SpiraTest® Requirements, Test & Defect Management SpiraPlan® Agile Project Management KronoDesk® IT Support & Help Desk Ticketing Rapise® Test Automation Platform (Web, GUI, Services) TaraVault™ - Source Code Hosting SpiraTeam includes SpiraTest and SpiraPlan and is a complete ALM solution:
  15. 15. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation What Makes SpiraTeam Different?  There are many Agile Planning Tools available  There are many Testing & QA Tools for  Only SpiraTeam has the Agile Planning & Testing Lifecycle covered in one solution - 15 - Development Testing
  16. 16. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 16 - Feature Snapshot  Develop high-level requirements with initial estimates  Create, edit and execute test- cases  Track bugs, enhancements, risks and issues  Map tests to requirements to track coverage  Prioritize and schedule requirements for each release  Determine resourcing levels to deliver required features  Link bugs to test steps during test execution  Drill down from requirements to tests and incidents  Load-balance project resources to maximize project velocity  Track issues and defects against project schedule  Personalized dashboards and customizable reporting  Integrated web-based document management. Listed below are some of the many great features that makes SpiraTeam the leading choice of ALM solution for companies and organizations worldwide:
  17. 17. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 17 - Competitive Landscape  We believe that SpiraTeam offers an unbeatable combination of capability and affordability: Breadth of Features / Capability Affordability CA Rally CollabNet Version One SpiraTeam IncumbentsUncompetitive ChallengersNiche Players Source: Inflectra Corporation, 2016 TargetProcess Rommana AcuNote HP ALM Microsoft TFS Atlassian JIRA IBM RTC Polarion
  18. 18. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 18 - Representative Customers  The following are some of the organizations who are using SpiraTeam to manage their application development lifecycles: Energy & Industrial Government Retail & Consumer Goods Healthcare & Bio-Technology Financial & Business Services Information Technology Transportation & Hospitality Telecommunications
  19. 19. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 19 - Testimonials  “We have been using SpiraTeam within our organization for quite a few years. SpiraTeam is very easy to use, and is a great way to help track, maintain and troubleshoot an entire project, from the planning stages, to implementation, to enhancement requests and software bug and defect resolution. I would recommend SpiraTeam to any organization looking for a straightforward, easy to use tool.” - Erin Egleston, Senior QA Analyst, ASI Business Solutions, Inc.  “…Inflectra’s SpiraTeam is disrupting this market. And deservedly so. If you’re in the market for an ADLM tool, I recommend you put SpiraTeam at the top of your shortlist…” - Jim Reardan, Business and IT Process Management Consultant  “For me I look for a tool that allows me to get my job done faster and still provide me the data I need. This tool does that and with the enhancements that are planed it will actually be very valuable for other portions of our company. The other thing I look for is a responsive customer & tech support team. Inflectra has hands down the best support teams I have ever worked with. Makes all the difference when you can tell them what you need to product to do and the actually address your needs...” - Daniel Hauser of RegEd
  20. 20. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 20 - Solution Partner Network  We have an extensive worldwide partner network that is used to provide global consulting and training services: North America Asia Australia South America & Mexico Europe Middle East & Africa
  21. 21. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation How Are We Different? 1. We help you manage the entire project lifecycle—not just planning, development, or testing—all of it! 2. Our products are actually understandable, easy to use and affordable 3. We provide exceptional support with every purchase—our support is so good, customers call us to help fix products with their other tools (!) This is validated by our ~ 80% customer retention rate.
  22. 22. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 22 - Feature Walkthrough
  23. 23. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 23 - Personalized ‘My Page’ Upon login to SpiraTeam, you are presented with a personalized ‘dashboard’ of all your key information. This provides a consolidated view of all the artifacts that are of interest to you with information to let you know what action needs to be taken. RSS Feeds of your information are available.
  24. 24. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 24 - Project Home Page Each project has a dashboard home-page that summarizes all of the information regarding the project into a comprehensive, easily digestible form. It provides a “one-stop-shop” for people interested in understanding the overall status and health of the project at a glance.
  25. 25. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 25 - Project Portfolio Management Projects in SpiraTeam can be organized into Project Groups that belong to a common organization, customer or division. This allows you to view a summary project group dashboard that lets you view the aggregate status of the group as whole as well as compare the relative health of the different projects in the group:
  26. 26. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 26 - Requirements Management SpiraTeam lets you easily manage your requirements and user stories in an integrated requirements matrix. SpiraTeam allows you to drill down from each of your captured requirements to determine how many test cases have validated the functionality, and status of each of the defects logged.
  27. 27. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 27 - Requirements Test Coverage Each requirement is mapped to one or more test cases that can be used to validate that the functionality works as expected.
  28. 28. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 28 - Requirements Elaboration (Tasks) SpiraTeam lets you decompose each requirement into lower-level work Task work items. These tasks can be assigned to different team members and individually estimated. SpiraTeam lets you compare the top-down story point estimate with the detailed task estimates.
  29. 29. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 29 - Test Case Management SpiraTeam lets you quickly and easily create and manage your test cases in folders, with powerful sorting and filtering capabilities. You can display different columns in your own customized view, including both standard fields and any custom properties defined for the project.
  30. 30. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 30 - Manual Test Cases - Editing Each test case consists of a set of test steps that represent the individual actions a user must take to complete the test. You can include other template test cases as steps within your test case. This allows you to build a library of reusable test components.
  31. 31. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 31 - Manual Test Cases - Execution SpiraTeamprovides the ability to execute groups of test cases - along with their test steps – so that the testers can follow the instructions and determine if the system being tested behaves as expected. Any deviations from expected behavior can then be recorded, and a new defect raised – linked to the test step failure.
  32. 32. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 32 - Automated Testing – Test Scripts You can attached test automation scripts to test cases in SpiraTeam. SpiraTeam supports a wide variety of test automation engines (both commercial and open-source) including Rapise, UFT, Ranorex, Squish, NeoLoad, LoadRunner, TestComplete and Selenium.
  33. 33. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 33 - Automated Testing – Test Hosts The automated test scripts managed in SpiraTeam can be either executed on the local machine or scheduled for execution on a series of remote hosts. Using either Rapise or RemoteLaunch, you can manage an entire global test lab from a central SpiraTeam server, with test sets being executed using a variety of different automation technologies 24/7.
  34. 34. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 34 - Test Set Organization To make it easier to assign and track the execution of test cases, SpiraTeam allows you to optionally group the test cases into test sets that can be assigned as a ‘package’ to individual testers or automation hosts. Each test set can be associated with a particular release for testing, and you can quickly see the execution status of each test set in one consolidated view.
  35. 35. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 35 - Test Run Tracking Every time you execute a test case, SpiraTeam records every pass / failure as well as the associated incidents generated as a ‘Test Run’. These archived Test Runs can be viewed to determine if changes to the system have introduced failures to previously working functionality.
  36. 36. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 36 - Release Planning You have the ability to create a master release schedule containing all the major milestone releases together with the individual iterations – smaller releases of the system delivered every 4-6 weeks.
  37. 37. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 37 - Product Backlog Planning The list of user stories, requirements, defects and features is called the Product Backlog. SpiraTeam lets you organize the backlog by component, package or priority. You can order and categorize them by simple drag and drop editing. This is called backlog grooming.
  38. 38. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 38 - Sprint / Iteration Planning The requirements, user stories, tasks, test cases and outstanding incidents (bugs, issues) can be scheduled against the different iterations / sprints in the release. The system will calculate the available effort as items are added.
  39. 39. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation Scrum Task Boards - 39 - SpiraTeam includes Scrum Task Boards that let you see the individual tasks assigned to each of the Sprints and Iterations as well as by-person
  40. 40. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation Kanban Boards - 40 - SpiraTeam provides a Kanban view of the project, where you can see all of the requirements planned for each release organized according to their position in the lifecycle. This view lets you see the flow of the requirements and identify then rectify any bottlenecks.
  41. 41. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 41 - Task Progress Tracking SpiraTeam provides the ability to track the progress of the tasks in the system and determine if tasks are suffering from schedule overrun or mis- estimation. In addition you can compare actuals for continuous process improvement.
  42. 42. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation Build Management - 42 - SpiraTeam provides the ability to integrate with continuous integration build servers such as Jenkins and TeamCity so that the status of builds can be recorded in SpiraTeam and linked to source code revisions, incidents and test runs. This provides traceability for each build, so that you can see what was changed in each build, what was tested and what was fixed.
  43. 43. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 43 - Resource Tracking Once the requirements, tasks and incidents have been scheduled against the iteration plan, you can use the Resource Tracking screens to view the total assigned workload for the members of the project and determine the resource assignments and perform load balancing if necessary.
  44. 44. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 44 - Bug / Issue Tracking SpiraTeam offers a complete bug tracking solution. Bug tracking features include support for customizable workflows and fields, flexible reporting, configurable email notifications, and fully editable statuses, priorities, severities and bug types.
  45. 45. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 45 - Defect Traceability With SpiraTeam, you can trace the bugs/defects back to the test case and the underlying requirement that generated them, giving the project manager unprecedented power in analyzing the “in-process” quality of a system during its lifecycle.
  46. 46. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 46 - Document Management SpiraTeam includes an integrated web-based document management system that allows project members to upload documents in a secure, centralized location, with support for folder organization, documentation taxonomies and meta-tagging as well as built-in version control. Unlike a standalone tool, these documents can then be connected to SpiraTeam artifacts (requirements, tasks, incidents) to provide the complete picture to users.
  47. 47. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 47 - Document Version Tracking Once uploaded to the central knowledge repository, revisions to the documents can be uploaded so that there is complete audit trail of all changes made to artifacts and associated documentation in the project.
  48. 48. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation Instant Messaging & Collaboration - 48 - SpiraTeam includes an integrated instant-messenger that lets users collaborate and communicate in real-time regardless of geographic location. The discussions can be tagged against specific artifacts in the system, so that they become part of the artifact discussion thread.
  49. 49. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 49 - Software Configuration Management (SCM) For those customers using the cloud hosted version of SpiraTeam, we offer a free source code hosting solution – TaraVault based on the industry standard Git and Subversion platforms. For on-premise customers you can link you existing source code repositories using our gallery of plugins.
  50. 50. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 50 - Source Code Integration In addition to being able to view the source code repository, using SpiraTeam you can link artifacts to specific source code revisions. This allows you to associate requirements, tasks or defects/incidents with the corresponding code changes. This provides end-to-end traceability from requirements to working software code.
  51. 51. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 51 - Attachments & Screenshot Capture You can attachment documents to all artifacts in the system, with full versioning provided out of the box. In addition, there is a built-in screen capture utility for quickly adding screenshots during test execution, logging a defect or editing items.
  52. 52. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 52 - Customizable Reporting Dashboard SpiraTeam includes an extensive reports library that can display information such as test coverage, requirements burndown, and defect aging. It also provides a fully customizable report writer that gives you flexibility to report the way you need it.
  53. 53. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 53 - Change History Tracking All of the changes made to a particular artifact in the system are tracked by SpiraTeam, so that at any time you can view the complete audit trail of all the changes made to an artifact, including the date of the change, who made the change, and what information was changed. SpiraTeam features full version-control capabilities that allow you to rollback specific changes and revert the artifact back to a prior revision.
  54. 54. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation Timecard Submission - 54 - SpiraTeam includes a built-in timecard entry system that lets developers quickly and easily enter the time spent each day on their assigned tasks and defects as well as report the time remaining for completion.
  55. 55. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 55 - Custom Properties In addition to the built-in fields that are associated with each type of artifact, you can also define custom properties for each type of artifact in the system. The system supports a variety of different field types including: text, rich-text, dropdown lists, user selectors, and date-fields
  56. 56. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 56 - Customizable Incident Fields You can customize each of the fields used in the bug tracking module to suit your own business needs - including types, status, priority and severity. You can even associate your own color schemes with the different values.
  57. 57. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 57 - Customizable Workflows & Notifications Different types of defect, requirement, test case, release, and task can follow their own customized workflows. This allows you to tailor SpiraTeam to the business processes used by your organization. Each workflow consists of a set of steps and transitions. In addition each transition can be used to send email notifications to the detector, owner or users in a certain project group.
  58. 58. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 58 - Artifact Associations Each artifact can be linked to an unlimited number of other requirements, defects and source code revisions, providing traceability between related artifacts. For example a change request incident that turns into a new requirement can be associated to preserve the pedigree of the requirement.
  59. 59. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation Fully Mobile Responsive - 59 - SpiraTeam has been designed to optimize its features on any device, whether that be a large desktop monitor, a tablet or mobile phone. During test execution, you can attach screenshots to failed tests using the device’s built-in camera, providing additional context.
  60. 60. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 60 - Integration / Migration Options
  61. 61. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 61 - Automated Testing Systems Integration Overview  SpiraTeam has a very flexible architecture and has been integrated with a variety of external tools and systems: SpiraTeam Requirements Test Cases Releases Sprints Defects Tasks Defect/Issue Tracking Tools Bugzilla, TFS, FogBugz, JIRA, Mantis, etc. Software Configuration Management TaraVault Git / SVN Various Tools Requirements MS-Office Legacy Data xUnit Unit Testing Rapise Functional Testing Various Tools Functional Testing Various Tools Performance & Load Testing
  62. 62. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 62 - Integration Options  SpiraTeam comes with a wide variety of plugins and connectors: Developer IDEs Build Servers Source Code Management Modelling Tools Unit Test Frameworks Bug-Tracking Tools Performance Testing Tools Functional Testing Tools
  63. 63. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation Email Integration - 63 - SpiraTeam has a built-in email notification engine that lets you define custom email templates and notification events. This enables the system to send out notifications when specific events occur (e.g. user is assigned a test case, the priority of a requirement changes, etc.). In addition, SpiraTeam can connect to your email system and retrieve users’ comments and attach them to the appropriate artifact in the system. It can also create new incidents directly from emails, saving users’ time.
  64. 64. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 64 - Visual Studio & Eclipse IDE Integration Developers can work on assigned requirements, tasks and incidents directly inside their Integrated Development Environment (IDE). SpiraTeam has plug-ins available for both Eclipse and Visual Studio. Research has shown that allowing developers to use the same tool to develop their code and manage their workload enhances efficiency and improves data accuracy.
  65. 65. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation Approach for Using SpiraTeam Step By Step Guide for using SpiraTeam - 65 -
  66. 66. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 66 - Approach for Using SpiraTeam (1)  The first step is to define the high-level project requirements:  This is a hierarchical list of all the features that the system needs to fulfill (in some methodologies these are called user stories)  They can be entered by hand, imported from Excel, or loaded from other tools like Jama Contour or Enterprise Architect  The next step is to create the project’s high-level schedule:  Include the major releases, minor releases and optionally builds and iterations depending on desired granularity  You can now assign the different lower-level requirements to each of the iterations so that it is possible to start planning the features that will be developed in each iteration Requirements & Release Plan
  67. 67. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 67 - Approach for Using SpiraTeam (2)  Now you can create the test plan  This consists of a hierarchical list of test cases organized into folders. Each test case can have multiple test steps.  Each test case can be mapped to one or more requirements – this is used to specify the test coverage of the various requirements.  Any requirements that have no covering tests are a project risk and additional covering tests should now be written  The tests can be entered by hand or imported from Excel.  Finally you can also map the test cases to the releases to provide regression testing capability Requirements & Release Plan Test Plan Creation
  68. 68. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 68 - Approach for Using SpiraTeam (3)  Now you start the iteration planning:  Decompose the requirements into detailed project tasks that can be prioritized and individually estimated. These estimates can be then compared against the top-down requirement estimate  Potentially re-assign the requirements and tasks to different iterations, if there is not enough time/resources to support the planned functionality  Assign any defects that were raised in the previous release/iteration into the current iteration for resolution  In some methodologies (Scrum) this is called ‘sprint planning’ Requirements & Release Plan Test Plan Creation Iteration Planning
  69. 69. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 69 - Approach for Using SpiraTeam (4)  Now you can schedule the team members and load balance the task resourcing allocation:  Assign the discrete project tasks and defects to the members of the development team staffed to the iteration  Create and assign test sets to the various testers. Each test set contains a group of test cases that need to be executed.  Team members view their individual schedule and task assignments to determine if they can perform all the tasks  The detailed task schedule is updated by the team members, with the release/iteration schedule reflecting the updates so that the management can make changes to the master schedule Requirements & Release Plan Test Plan Creation Iteration Planning Schedule & Resourcing
  70. 70. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 70 - Approach for Using SpiraTeam (5)  Real-time status of the progress of the iteration and release is visible by the management during development and testing:  The team members update the status and actual effort values for their assigned test sets, tasks and incidents.  When tasks and tests are completed, or if exception conditions occur (late starting tasks, late finishing tasks, overruns, etc.), the status of the overall iteration and release is updated to give early indication of needed management intervention  During the test runs, test failures can be used to automatically generate new defects that are managed by the incident tracker Requirements & Release Plan Test Plan Creation Iteration Planning Schedule & Resourcing Tracking & Testing
  71. 71. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 71 - Questions? Please contact if you have additional questions.
  72. 72. © Copyright 2006-2017, Inflectra Corporation - 72 - Legal Notices  DISCLAIMER: All product comparison diagrams have been made on the basis of information available on respective product websites. The analysis and views expressed in the diagrams and the information made available are purely those of Inflectra Corporation. It is possible that competing products have additional features not mentioned on the product websites.