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  • What Technical Leaders Should Know about Automation Before Biting the Bullet
    What Technical Leaders Should Know about Automation Before Biting the Bullet Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA & Russ Smith, CTO and Co-founder, Rainforest QA Recorded: Jun 19 2018 55 mins
    As products and organizations mature, testing and QA become more critical to the overall success of a business. The ideal QA strategy should be fast, reliable, and fit right into a modern continuous integration pipeline. This leads many technical leaders to conclude that everything should be automated.

    In reality, not everything can, or should, be automated. Leaders must make difficult, high-impact decisions on behalf of their teams by asking: What should be automated? When should investments in automation be made? Is automation the most cost-effective solution to delivering quality?

    Join this web seminar to learn:

    1. How to mitigate risk and create a plan to proactively manage the biggest automated testing threats
    2. Ways to identify gaps in your current testing strategy and address them with solutions that complement CI/CD practices
    3. How to deliver working solutions to customers quickly to achieve business objectives in a crowded market
  • How to choose the right Scaled Agile Framework
    How to choose the right Scaled Agile Framework Peter Vollmer, Agile Evangelist, Sridar Aladhi Venkatakrishnaiah, SAFe/Agile Coach, Silvia Davis, Product Mkt Manager Recorded: Jun 13 2018 62 mins
    According to the World Quality 2017-2018 report, 96% of respondents have adopted Agile, but a large percentage of them are also still using waterfall.

    One of the challenges is how to bring these two platforms together and choose the best scaled agile that fits your organization, to continuously deliver quality applications.

    In this webinar, Peter Vollmer (SPCT), Sridar Aladhi Venkatakrishnaiah (SPC) and Silvia Davis (SPC) will share their knowledge of the most common Scaled Agile frameworks, their nuances and tips on how to choose the right one for your needs.
  • Common Pitfalls When Scaling Agile QA and How to Avoid Them
    Common Pitfalls When Scaling Agile QA and How to Avoid Them Derek Choy, CIO, and Jeff Pineda, Sr. Professional Services Consultant, Rainforest QA Recorded: May 30 2018 53 mins
    An agile QA process is essential for any development team or organization's success. Creating an effective QA process is challenging, even for small organizations. As organizations grow in size and complexity, they must adapt their QA strategy to keep up with and stay ahead of development and product goals.

    How can fast-growing teams scale their QA processes efficiently, without creating a bloated, time-consuming or expensive processes?

    Join this webinar to learn how to develop an agile QA process that scales and avoid common growing pains. You'll also learn:

    1. The key characteristics of agile QA at scale
    2. Tips on how to set up for scaling success
    3. Strategies to avoid critical growth mistakes
  • Project and Portfolio Management:  What's new 9.50
    Project and Portfolio Management: What's new 9.50 Jay Krackeler, Silvia Davis, Keith Flournoy, Micro Focus Recorded: May 29 2018 64 mins
    As Agile teams are growing exponentially, companies are looking to adapt new process and tools, to integrate, optimize and manage hybrid (Agile, Waterfall) portfolio of applications. There is a need to increase visibility and collaboration while enabling insight into their organization’s process to maintain governance, avoid compliance issues, deliver quality and optimize resource and investments.

    Join this webinar to learn more about:
    • Integrated Portfolio Management focus on product development, including new what if scenarios
    • New capabilities to support Enterprise Agile frameworks
    • Consolidated time and resource management for Agile and Waterfall projects
  • Should Developers Own Quality? Pros and Cons of Developer Testing
    Should Developers Own Quality? Pros and Cons of Developer Testing Edward Paulet, Robert Miller Recorded: May 15 2018 44 mins
    Most developer testing strategies require developers to pull double-duty, juggling both writing code and testing it. Although adding testing tools and procedures to developer processes can increase code quality and ownership, it slows down productivity significantly.

    How do organizations empower their developers to own quality without creating distractions that take them away from building and releasing innovative, new features?

    In this webinar, we’ll cover:
    1. Trade-offs to consider between standalone vs. embedded QA teams
    2. How a developer-owned QA team can effectively collaborate on testing ownership and code quality
    3. Tools and setups that enable individual developers to manage their QA processes end-to-end
  • The Essentials of Container Monitoring
    The Essentials of Container Monitoring Peter Waterhouse, Sr. Advisor, CA Technologies Recorded: May 1 2018 44 mins
    Containers are being widely adopted across DevOps teams to speed the development and deployment of applications but sometimes at the cost application performance and the user experience. As these new modern architectures are deployed, teams struggle to understand how best to gain performance and user insights due into these highly ephemeral environments. Traditional monitoring techniques are challenged and require a new approach. Download this webcast to learn more about essentials of monitoring containerized application environments.
  • To Automate or Not to Automate
    To Automate or Not to Automate Dr. Maciej Gryka, Head of Science Team, Rainforest QA Recorded: Apr 25 2018 54 mins
    To Automate or Not to Automate:
    5 Things to Consider when Building a Test Automation Strategy

    Test automation is often seen as the driving force behind continuous delivery and agile practices in the application era. However, while test automation can help speed up the building and testing of apps, not every test case is a great fit for automation.

    Whether teams are developing a new QA strategy or optimizing an existing process, testing should be fast and reliable. But how do teams determine how to use test automation to the greatest impact, and when is human input critical to delivering exceptional customer experiences?

    Join this web seminar to learn key considerations for test automation and why some tests are better left to manual testers. You’ll also learn:

    1. When and how to get started with test automation
    2. How to identify which tests should be automated
    3. Risks and expectations to consider with automated testing
    4. How to implement manual testing and automated testing techniques where each is most applicable
  • In a World of Containers, One Size Monitoring Does Not Fit All
    In a World of Containers, One Size Monitoring Does Not Fit All Peter Waterhouse, Sr. Advisor, CA Technologies Recorded: Apr 19 2018 27 mins
    Application performance monitoring used to occur in splendid isolation – app support teams monitoring monolithic production systems. As such, heavy instrumentation and lengthy configurations was an acceptable price to pay for ensuring availability across applications that rarely changed. But now cross-functional DevOps teams require flexibility and faster time-to-value, with monitoring flexing to support a variety of deployment models and use-cases.

    Watch this on-demand webcast where we explore the modern monitoring methods needed to support a variety of container projects and deployment patterns – from small development projects to more complex container and orchestration platforms.
  • Mobility & User Experience Monitoring
    Mobility & User Experience Monitoring Christian Schuertz, Business Development Manager, Application Delivery Management Software Recorded: Apr 11 2018 53 mins
    Are you getting that mobile moment? Do you know what your users are really experiencing when using your app? Do you wonder where the bad rating comes from you got after the latest release of your app?

    Mobile user experience is actually very complicated to catch and measure, it is multi-facetted. In this webinar we will cover the most important aspects of a 5-Star mobile user experience and how you can really measure and monitor it.

    In a live example we will then show you how easy it is to get it done.
  • Mobility & Security
    Mobility & Security Christian Schuertz, Business Development Manager, Application Delivery Management Software Recorded: Apr 3 2018 43 mins
    Security is an absolute must for any mobile application. However it is often not an integrated part of the development and testing cycle.

    In this webinar we will cover the principles of how to easily integrate security into development and testing of mobile apps. In a live showcase we demonstrate how easy it is to get it to work.
  • Mobility, Function & Performance
    Mobility, Function & Performance Christian Schuertz, Business Development Manager, Application Delivery Management Software Recorded: Mar 28 2018 54 mins
    Mobile Users don’t accept bad performance or dysfunctional applications and abandon bad apps with a wipe of their hand. Bad mobile applications are far more complex to test given the fragmentation of devices out there and different network conditions in real life that are difficult to simulate in development labs.

    In this webinar we cover the Micro Focus approach to these issues and provide a live showcase on how to secure a stable app that exactly does what it is supposed to do.
  • Maintaining Legacy Code Quality: How to Work Effectively with Legacy Code
    Maintaining Legacy Code Quality: How to Work Effectively with Legacy Code Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA and Akhila Iruku, Customer Success Team Lead, Rainforest QA Recorded: Mar 27 2018 46 mins
    Development cycles are moving faster than ever, and many teams now design QA processes to keep up with that speed. But what can teams with legacy code and older test databases do to bring their existing features up to speed?

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss QA strategies and tools that teams can use to address the challenges of maintaining legacy features and applications.

    We'll also cover:
    1. How to effectively strategize what types of tests to add to legacy software
    2. What cost-effective tools and testing strategies you can adopt in your organization
    3. Approaches to incorporating testing into your organization’s build pipelines
  • Actionable Insight in Massively Scalable Environments
    Actionable Insight in Massively Scalable Environments Peter Waterhouse, Sr. Advisor, CA Technologies Recorded: Mar 21 2018 55 mins
    Containers speed development, but the applications they support can exponentially increase the number of alerts and system checks. Asynchronous messaging, more dependencies and API/network centricity all conspire to overload application support teams. Furthermore, old monolithic architectures where failure conditions were known and predictable, now give way to a more complex set of conditions involving more moving parts – making manual root cause determination like trying to ‘find a needle in a haystack of needles’.

    View this on-demand webcast to learn more about the impact of containers on development and support teams and the strategies needed to prevent alert fatigue and burnout. Topics for discussion include:
    -Why traditional and manual alerting methods no longer scale in container environments and the detrimental impact on teams and growth
    -The application of adaptive baselining and proven statistical models to help prevent false positives and detect hidden container performance anomalies
    -The use of advanced analytics to collect, ingest and correlate multiple conditions to a single root-cause.
    -How production container analytics can be used to guide design decisions and identify practices that correlate to higher levels of performance
  • The True Cost of Shipping Defects: Find Bugs Before Your Customers Do
    The True Cost of Shipping Defects: Find Bugs Before Your Customers Do Cameron Sheya, AJ Funk Recorded: Mar 20 2018 35 mins
    Development teams are shipping more features, faster than ever, and each release carries the risk of introducing bugs to your users. To ensure customer happiness, teams must have confidence that their QA process will catch any existing issues before they reach production. An effective strategy for identifying and addressing bugs is an essential component of any healthy QA strategy.

    In this webinar, our QA experts will cover:
    1. How teams can increase the efficacy of their QA process and reduce the number of bugs that reach customers
    2. How frontend teams can quickly triage bugs found in production
    3. Different types of testing that help teams deliver products and experiences that customers love
  • Improving Performance in Constantly Changing Applications
    Improving Performance in Constantly Changing Applications Peter Waterhouse, Sr.Advisor, CA Technologies Recorded: Mar 8 2018 63 mins
    Containers are engineered to support the need for continuous application changes. As self-contained artifacts, they accelerate the benefits of immutability, where full systems are disposable and can be quickly reconstructed – meaning no patching and configuration drift. But there’s no free-lunch and the ephemeral nature of containerized apps challenges teams to understand how a “now you see it, now you don’t” system impacts overall application performance.
    New techniques are required to manage containerized changes in context of the highly dynamic state in which they operate. View this on-demand webcast to learn:
    -How small changes in containers (in code, apps and architecture) can remain undetected, but cumulatively build to cause severe problems
    -The application of multi-dimensional analysis to track container changes across time to pinpoint the impact on performance
    -Methods to increase the supportability and resilience of containerized applications within and across the continuous delivery pipeline
  • The role of machine learning and AI in your digital transformation journey
    The role of machine learning and AI in your digital transformation journey Infosys NIA Recorded: Mar 8 2018 67 mins
    Step beyond the hype and the myths about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Join us on this webinar to learn the real world significance of AI for an enterprise. This webinar will take a practical view of how ML can make a difference in your business, illustrating the role it plays in any meaningful digital transformation effort employing AI. The focus will be on the business value this technology can deliver.

    Infosys Nia, a comprehensive AI platform, comes equipped with Advanced Machine Learning that works in concert with its other aspects rendering effective digital transformation solutions for an enterprise. Join us to learn how you can embark on your own digital transformation journey.


    Guest Speaker:
    - Mike Gualtieri, VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester

    Infosys Speaker:
    - Sudhir Jha, Senior Vice President, Infosys.
  • Mobility & Digital Transformation – The Big Picture
    Mobility & Digital Transformation – The Big Picture Christian Schuertz, Business Development Manager, Application Delivery Management Software Recorded: Mar 7 2018 35 mins
    Digital Transformation of Enterprises is going on as companies try to find ways to grow their revenues, enable the workplace of the future and at the same time reduce the cost of doing business.

    Technology enablers like access to stable broadband connections, proliferation of mobile devices, IoT and big data provide numberless opportunities to create new innovative offerings.

    In this webinar we will provide an overview on how Micro Focus Mobile Lifecycle Solutions enable enterprises to build, test, secure and monitor mobile and web applications that provide a superior user experience. The new SLA of any truly digital enterprise.
  • Continuous Testing: Striking a Balance Between Quality and Speed
    Continuous Testing: Striking a Balance Between Quality and Speed Russ Smith, CTO of Rainforest QA and Rob Zuber, CTO of CircleCI Recorded: Mar 7 2018 59 mins
    With shorter sprint cycles and more aggressive release cadences, many agile teams feel forced to choose speed over quality. However, the impact of poor software quality on a company’s bottom line proves that quality is a critical component to consider when trying to get new features to the market.

    By embracing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), many teams are able to perform continuous testing and successfully adapt to shorter sprint cycles while maintaining the quality of their code.

    Join this web seminar to discover how agile teams can strike the right balance between software quality and speed to achieve their goals while keeping customers happy.

    You will learn:

    1. How the adoption of CI/CD has changed the way developers ship software
    2. The trade-offs to consider between speed and quality
    3. The benefits of moving faster for developers and customers
    4. How to maintain quality in a high-velocity environment
  • Unlock your ALM Investment – Micro Focus ALM and ALM Octane
    Unlock your ALM Investment – Micro Focus ALM and ALM Octane Vandan Nayak, Sr Product Mgr and Zoe Smith, Product Marketing Mgr, Micro Focus Recorded: Feb 28 2018 61 mins
    Business pressures are driving many IT organizations toward faster release cadence, Lean, and more Agile-like development processes. Many groups have developed processes and practices that already work very effectively, without requiring significant change. But to succeed in a bimodal world, many customers are looking at multiple tools to support newer practices and Continuous Integration (CI). Micro Focus ALM customers already have access to the tools and capabilities to succeed.

    Join this webinar:
    • To understand what’s new in the Micro Focus ALM portfolio
    • To see all the new capabilities that help you unlock your existing investment
    • To view a demonstration of the latest capabilities in the ALM platform, including the integrations between ALM and ALM Octane and the Development, Testing, and Build environments
  • Infosys Nia Use Case: Understanding Contracts
    Infosys Nia Use Case: Understanding Contracts Infosys NIA Recorded: Feb 16 2018 4 mins
    One of our clients operates with multiple entities under multiple contracts that govern how business is conducted. They were dealing with extended lead times manually reviewing contracts and handling exceptions. Infosys Nia ingested all contract agreements to create a knowledge model that captured rules, exceptions and resolutions. The model responded to incoming queries and resolved exceptions based on information captured from the labor contracts. A conversational interface provided natural language query into the knowledge models, helping the client reduce lead times, lower costs and improve efficiency.
  • Infosys Nia Use Case: Product Compliance
    Infosys Nia Use Case: Product Compliance Infosys NIA Recorded: Feb 16 2018 4 mins
    Large multinational organizations need to ensure that they are always compliant with regulatory requirements. Trade names for raw materials change across markets and can pose a challenge for regulatory teams to be on top of. Infosys Nia with advanced machine learning and natural language processing helps you build knowledge models breaking down the composition into trade names which can be tested automatically against defined rules. See how Infosys Nia makes it easier for companies to be compliant and reduce fines and increase employee productivity.
  • Infosys Nia Use Case: Predictive Costing
    Infosys Nia Use Case: Predictive Costing Infosys NIA Recorded: Feb 16 2018 4 mins
    Infosys Nia lets you accurately predict the cost of product development by applying machine learning and advanced text analytics on historic cost data. Understand all factors that influence cost of development accurately. Increase profits, reduce costs and shorten your development cycles by improving employee productivity and eliminating iterations between design and operations.
  • Infosys Nia Use Case: Asset Maintenance
    Infosys Nia Use Case: Asset Maintenance Infosys NIA Recorded: Feb 16 2018 4 mins
    Asset operations and maintenance are critical business processes for many organizations. Watch how Infosys Nia’s machine learning and natural language processing help a Chiller Unit save on costs and improve efficiency. Learn how Nia implementation improved issue resolution times by up to 75% and increased the productivity of maintenance engineers by 50%.
  • Infosys Nia Use Case: L3 Automation
    Infosys Nia Use Case: L3 Automation Infosys NIA Recorded: Feb 15 2018 3 mins
    Infosys Nia ingests source code, historical incident tickets, and other documentation to build a knowledge model of the source code with mapping across modules. Natural language processing, text analytics and machine learning techniques are applied to perform bug localization, root-cause and impact analysis, and test plan generation.

    Benefits:

    • Amplified staff capabilities
    • Improved staff productivity and utilization
    • Lowered Average Handle Time
    • Lowered Mean Time To Resolve
  • Mobile Developer Insights: See What Your Code is Doing in the Real World
    Mobile Developer Insights: See What Your Code is Doing in the Real World Bryan Whitmarsh, CA Technologies Recorded: Feb 7 2018 56 mins
    You spend countless hours developing and nurturing your code before sending it out into the real world. But once the world gets its hands on your app, anything can happen.

    In this webinar we'll cover how mobile developers can see what their code is doing in production, how users are interacting with your app and how to tell which features you'll want to focus on and perhaps which ones you'll want to drop for your app all together. Join this webinar to learn how you can:
    - Improve the next version of your app based on real-user insights
    - Leverage analytic visualizations to improve app flow and design
    - “Peek over the shoulder” of your users to see how they’re interacting with your app
    - Gain code-level visibility into app crashes across platforms
    - Compare KPIs from your latest app release to previous versions
  • How to test across browsers in 30 minutes
    How to test across browsers in 30 minutes Robert Gutierrez, Solution Marketing Lead and Shahar Shiff ADM, SWAT Solution Architect, Micro Focus Jul 11 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As web developers and testers, it’s our responsibility to make sure that our products provide a consistent user experience – regardless of the web browser, operating system, or screen layout they’re using. The explosion of JavaScript to create rich experiences combined with a vast range of operating systems, web browsers, and screen differences and widespread adoption of rapid development practices like Agile and DevOps mean it’s no longer possible to assume that your app works everywhere and you have less time to perform validations.

    In order to manage this change, we need to start using more and more automation. During this webinar, we’ll share with you some of the signs, techniques, and practices you can apply today to stay ahead of the velocity and change in the modern web development landscape.