February 1, 2011

January 2011 Blog Recap


There were many updates to the blog in January. Here is our monthly recap:

[caption id="attachment_7108" align="alignright" width="241" caption="Burn Down Chart"]Burn Down Chart [/caption] Creating a Burn Down Chart in TestTrack- Describes burn down charts, how to create them, and the numerous features TestTrack provides. Links versus Relationships - Explains how links and relationships connect artifacts in TestTrack, and the differences between the two. Kanban by Example - Describes Kanban, an Agile delivery method that does not use fixed length sprints or iterations.  More information can be found in the Mixing Methodologies Agile Expedition eBook. What Software Managers Should Know About Testing in Agile Projects (Part 1) - Explains how Agile methodologies have evolved to address IT project failure. How To: QA Wizard Pro Unattended Testing- Includes a PDF download about how to shorten your testing cycle by combining scripts into a batch file that runs unattended. Using a Script to Handle Long File Check Ins - Explains  how using the Command Line Interface (CLI) for check ins can free your client up and allow you to continue with your work. Merging Between Branches in Surround SCM - Describes the numerous ways Surround SCM can merge changes made in different branches. How To: Using QA Wizard Pro Local Datasheets - Includes a PDF download about how to create a local datasheet, associate it with a script, and run the script using datasheet values. [caption id="attachment_7100" align="alignleft" width="264" caption="Velocity Chart"]Velocity Chart[/caption] Searching by Filename in Surround SCM - Explains a new feature included in the 2011 Surround SCM release: real-time search results from the Filename Search field. Creating a Velocity Chart in TestTrack - Explains how to create a velocity chart, which shows how many points have been delivered per sprint in an agile project. Test Earlier, Even With Incomplete Code - Describes the benefits for providing QA with feature complete (or almost complete) releaseses earlier in the development process. Creating Defects from Failed Test Runs - This video shows how TestTrack makes sharing information between testing and development teams easy and effective.