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Spira 101 - How We Designed Spira To Be Used: InflectraCon 2019

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Spira 101 - How We Designed Spira To Be Used: InflectraCon 2019

  1. 1. Spira Concepts How We Designed Spira To Be Used (aka Spira 101) @Inflectra | #InflectraCon
  2. 2. Adam Sandman Director, Inflectra Programmer from the age of 10 Working in the IT industry for over 20 years Adam lives in Washington, DC, USA @adammarksandman
  3. 3. Session Objectives We will walk through the overall workflow for using Spira: creating products and programs, setting up a product with artifacts and customizations. The product configuration will cover the full application lifecycle, including requirements, test cases, tasks, releases, sprints, risks, and incidents.
  4. 4. SpiraPlan® Agile Program & Portfolio Management SpiraTeam® Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) The Inflectra® Product Suite SpiraTest® Requirements, Test Management & Bug Tracking KronoDesk® IT Support & Help Desk Ticketing Rapise® Test Automation (Web, GUI, Services) TaraVault® - Source Code Management
  5. 5. The Spira™ Platform SpiraPlan® Agile Program & Portfolio Management SpiraTeam® Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) SpiraTest® Requirements, Test Management & Bug Tracking KronoDesk® IT Support & Help Desk Ticketing Rapise® Test Automation (Web, GUI, Services) TaraVault® - Source Code Management
  6. 6. Philosophy of Spira
  7. 7. Productivity from Day One •Less Time Doing: •More Time Doing: No plugins, customization or configuration needed day one
  8. 8. If all you have is an ‘issue’ tracker… Then everything is an issue…
  9. 9. Some Design Decisions Unique artifacts (requirement, test case) Default workflows and standard fields Orchestration and workflow between artifacts (vs. customizability)
  10. 10. 1. Getting Started
  11. 11. Approach to using Spira 1. Create Product 2. Add Users to Product (Membership) 3. Follow Product Workflow: Requirements Planning Test Planning Sprint Planning Schedule & Resourcing Tracking & Execution
  12. 12. Administration Menu
  13. 13. Administration – Add Product
  14. 14. Administration – Add User
  15. 15. Administration – Membership
  16. 16. 2. Requirements Planning Requirements Releases Sprints
  17. 17. Artifact Relationships ReleaseRequirements Requirement Step Requirement Step Requirement Step Sprint Sprint Sprint
  18. 18. Requirements Creation
  19. 19. Requirements Planning
  20. 20. 3. Test Planning Test Cases Test Steps
  21. 21. Artifact Relationships Requirements Test Case Test Step Test Step Test Step Release
  22. 22. Test Case Management
  23. 23. Test Step / Script Creation
  24. 24. Test Coverage
  25. 25. 4. Sprint Planning Requirements Sprints Tasks Incidents
  26. 26. Artifact Relationships ReleaseRequirements Task Task Task Sprint Sprint Sprint Incident
  27. 27. Requirements – Task Elaboration
  28. 28. Sprint Planning
  29. 29. Sprint Planning
  30. 30. 5. Scheduling & Resourcing Tasks Incidents Test Sets
  31. 31. Artifact Relationships ResourcesSprint Test Set Task Incident Resource Resource Resource
  32. 32. Test Scheduling – with Test Sets
  33. 33. Task Scheduling
  34. 34. Incident Scheduling
  35. 35. Resource Management
  36. 36. 6. Tracking & Execution Tasks Incidents Risks Test Runs
  37. 37. Artifact Relationships Resource Test Run Task Incident Risk Requirements Incident Task
  38. 38. Test Execution
  39. 39. Task Tracking
  40. 40. Risk Management
  41. 41. Incident Tracking
  42. 42. Wrap Up
  43. 43. Key Takeaways 1. Spira has been designed to minimize configuration time and maximize productivity 2. It has a range of specialized artifacts that work together across the lifecycle 3. You should use the features of the system that make sense for your project scope/size
  44. 44. Questions?

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