Until now there have been two camps for Application Quality Management (AQM) systems. Traditional Tools like HP QC that have proved inflexible for agile developments and maintenance heavy, or new agile tools from Version One or Rally Software, which are agile specific tools and not suitable for use outside agile environments or corporate-wide where teams are using a mix of processes.
With many organisations moving to or experimenting with Agile, Original Software has been acclaimed by the analyst community as the best solution for supporting Agile.
[Original Software nominated Agile Best Tool Award]
Just as improvements in developer's software tools and methods have enabled a shift in development approaches, next generation technology for test automation is similarly reframing the opportunities for testers to automate earlier in the delivery cycle without incurring the heavy burden of script maintenance so often associated with traditional automation tools. This means that not only can an agile environment be adopted, application quality is maintained and the total testing time reduced.
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