December 16, 2014

Seapine's 10 Best White Papers from 2014

Ten Best WPs smallOur industry experts published several great white papers in 2014, on a wide range of topics—from reducing risk to managing regulatory compliance to best practices for improving your development process. Here are 10 of our most popular white papers and guides from 2014. 9 Tips for Writing Useful Requirements If you work for a company that has explicitly defined standards for writing product requirements, consider yourself lucky. Most organizations don't have the benefit of documented standards, which may result in poorly written requirements. This guide discusses nine tips for writing better requirements, including why it's important to know your audience, how much information to include in a requirement, and why you'll want to conduct a postmortem after each release. 5 Practices for Reducing Requirements Churn Requirements churn—or changes to a product’s requirements—is inevitable, but there are ways to keep it from becoming excessive. Learn how to reduce unnecessary churn and keep your project on time and on budget with the five practices included in this guide. Effective Traceability for Embedded Systems Development For embedded systems developers, documenting and sharing requirements and changes among team members can be complex and costly when traditional, manual methods are used. An integrated product development solution can automate traceability for even complex relationships and artifacts, giving your team the ability to easily link product requirements back to stakeholders' rationales and forward to corresponding design artifacts, code, and test cases. Achieving IEC 61508 Compliance with Seapine Software Safety-critical companies can quickly and cost-effectively prove compliance with the IEC 61508 standard by using an integrated solution to manage product development.Read this guide for a brief overview of IEC 61508 and to learn how to make proving compliance easier, less error prone, and more cost effective by automating the creation, management, maintenance, and documentation of requirements traceability. Managing ISO 26262 Compliance with Seapine Software Seapine's integrated product development management solutions, which include TestTrack and Surround SCM, offer significant productivity and cost benefits for companies seeking to comply with the ISO 26262 standard. Together, TestTrack and Surround SCM make compliance verification easier, less error prone, and more cost effective by automating the creation, management, maintenance, and documentation of requirements traceability. Learn how Seapine Software's product development solutions can help you prove ISO 26262 compliance. Reducing Risk With Exploratory Testing Scripted testing alone often fails to find hidden or divergent risks in a product under development. Exploratory testing, however, can expose these risks because it incorporates human intuition and experience into the testing process. This white paper examines a few ways that exploratory testing can improve your test coverage and help reduce risk. Risk Management Is Easier Than You Think Identifying, assessing, and tracking risk is a complex and time-consuming process, and even after all of that effort, many companies fail to sufficiently expose and address serious potential harms. Read this white paper to earn how automated traceability can improve safety while reducing the time and cost of your risk management process. Managing FMEAs with TestTrack Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) helps companies discover the risks that could occur with a product, including both built-in risks and issues that might arise because of the way users interact with the product. By conducting FMEAs early, companies can make more informed decisions about which risks to mitigate, eliminate, or accept. Learn 7 ways TestTrack improves risk management by making FMEAs more visible. Six Tips for System Integration Testing The six best practices outlined in the white paper include tips on improving test data and testing environments. The paper shows how a centralized, integrated test management solution, when combined with an efficient triage process, can help improve visibility and avoid errors during testing. The benefits of automatic reporting are also discussed. Using Root Cause Analysis and TestTrack for Powerful Defect Prevention Many product development teams employ root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause corrective action (RCCA) to identify the true origin of defects in their development processes and prevent them from recurring. These processes can be complicated and time-consuming when done manually, however. In this white paper, you will learn how TestTrack makes the RCA process faster and easier by putting vital data just a few clicks away and automating traceability matrices and other key reports.