Thursday, May 28, 2009

IEEE 829 2008

IEEE 829 2008, also known as the IEEE 829 Standard for Software Test Documentation, is an IEEE standard that specifies the form of a set of documents for use in eight defined stages of software testing, each stage potentially producing its own separate type of document.

The IEEE state that:

"Test processes determine whether the development products of a given activity conform to the requirements of that activity and whether the system and/or software satisfies its intended use and user needs.

Testing process tasks are specified for different integrity levels. These process tasks determine the appropriate breadth and depth of test documentation. The documentation elements for each type of test documentation can then be selected. The scope of testing encompasses software-based systems, computer software, hardware, and their interfaces. This standard applies to software-based systems being developed, maintained, or reused (legacy, commercial off-the-shelf, Non-Developmental Items)."

Monday, May 25, 2009

Software Testing Tool for SDLC

Acutest, a leading provider of software testing services from London UK, and Pragmatic, a leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions from Denver USA, have formed an exclusive partnership to bring Software Planner to the UK.

Software Planner is an award winning application lifecycle management (ALM) tool that helps companies manage all elements of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). This includes the management of application requirements, project deliverables, testing plans, test cases, test execution, defects and help desk support. It also provides collaborative tools and interactive reporting dashboards to support change programmes spread across teams, locations and organisations. Software Planner is currently being used by over 70,000 users.

“Software Planner has helped software companies implement better software releases since 2000 and is being used in over 28 countries”, said Steve Miller, President/CEO of Pragmatic Software. “Having a local partner in the UK that are experts in software testing and automation will provide us the ability to expose Software Planner to a larger audience in the UK – backed by a local partner that can really service their testing needs. We are very excited about partnering with Acutest and our clients will be the beneficiaries of exemplary service and support”, added Miller.

“There’s real demand in the UK for an ALM tool like Software Planner”, said Barry Varley, Managing Director of Acutest. “In these difficult economic times, organisations are looking to unleash the value they have within themselves that isn’t currently hitting their bottom line. By joining up all the management, QA and testing activities throughout the whole Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Software Planner helps save time and cost whilst improving risk management and governance. What’s more, both the SaaS and Enterprise version are priced appropriately for these times of recession. “

Saturday, May 16, 2009

SDLC testing tool

Pragmatic Software Company, a leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, has partnered with Acutest as an exclusive software testing tool provider of Software Planner in the UK.

Software Planner is an award winning application lifecycle management (ALM) tool that helps programme management with all components of software development lifecylce (SDLC)including managing customer requirements, project deliverables, test cases, defects, and help desk processes. Software Planner also provides collaborative tools like document sharing, team calendars, interactive dashboards, knowledge bases and threaded discussions and integrates with most of the major automated testing tools.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Pragmatic Software to bring the Software Planner tool to the UK market: both the company and the product are very impressive," says Barry Varley, CEO of Acutest. "At Acutest we're proud of our ability to create new tailored testing service solutions, to meet the complex demands of our clients, and to deliver them quickly. Software Planner adds another very effective building block to the mix and we envisage a wide range of situations in which it will provide tremendous value."

"We are excited about having a local presence in the United Kingdom as this will provide Software Planner clients access to a knowledgeable partner that can help them maximize the use of Software Planner, says Steve Miller, President/CEO of Pragmatic Software. "When looking for a partner in the United Kingdom, we searched for a company with a solid track record of outstanding performance that is knowledgeable in testing applications under a variety of different methodologies -- including waterfall, agile, and RUP. Acutest's experience with SAP integration testing was a big plus. We are excited about offering clients in the UK an awarding winning application lifecycle management tool backed by experts in testing that service their locality.", adds Miller.

About Acutest software testing services

Acutest is a specialist software testing company based in London, UK. It provides a range of testing and quality assurance (QA) solutions to help organisations realise the benefits of technology-enabled change programmes quickly.

About Pragmatic Software

Founded in 1992, Pragmatic Software Company, Inc. based in Denver, Colorado is a software development company that provides web-based project management and team collaboration software to over 70,000 subscribers in over 24 countries. For more information on Pragmatic Software, click here