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  • Managing Complexity in the World of Predictive
    Managing Complexity in the World of Predictive Dr. Megan Sheehan and Vandan Nayak, HPE Recorded: Aug 22 2017 32 mins
    If you haven’t already, we recommend you listen to the first webinar in this series, the 9-minute overview by our SVP and GM Raffi Margaliot as he introduces the three core disruptions facing application delivery teams today.

    Software development teams are under pressure to release faster while maintaining the same level of quality—or ideally increasing it. This has significantly increased application lifecycle complexity to the point of chaos. Join us, as we discuss how application development teams can leverage HPE’s ALM Octane, an integrated lifecycle management solution, along with advanced analytics to mitigate the risks in application delivery and optimize their resource investments. Learn how to scale Agile and DevOps processes with data driven insights and prescriptive guidance.
  • What’s behind the “1-2 punch” of continuous testing
    What’s behind the “1-2 punch” of continuous testing Rick Bansal, Principal Consultant, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 16 2017 45 mins
    Learn the “1-2 punch” of continuous testing by simulating needed test environments and running multi-layer testing across 100’s of protocols even before the UI is complete.With organization’s DevOps efforts testing maturity becomes a key differentiator in organization’s ability to deliver innovation to market. The benefit Agile practices gave development teams to speed up their sprints also left QA and testing professionals having to play catch-up due to slow and inadequate testing practices at the time.

    This session covers how DevTest solutions from CA allows development and testing teams to virtualize critical components, environments and 3rd party systems that might have cost or access restrictions, and then automate functional, regression, API, Web UI and performance tests across all application layers by invoking and verifying the behavior of each component.
  • Do You Have Enough Test Data to Complete Your Two-Week Sprint?
    Do You Have Enough Test Data to Complete Your Two-Week Sprint? Wilfred Mathanaraj, Principal Product Owner, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 9 2017 34 mins
    Agile development teams are working in two-week sprints. Accomplishing a two-week sprint means having access to the right test data quickly. This is where synthetic data generation comes to the rescue. With CA Test Data Manager companies can generate the right test data when they need it.

    View this session to learn how:
    - Test data can be built from scratch to meet your two-week sprints
    - Your test teams can save time using an automated data creation solution
  • Reach for the cloud: Cost-effective scalability with hybrid cloud and SaaS
    Reach for the cloud: Cost-effective scalability with hybrid cloud and SaaS Malcolm Isaacs and Petri Maanonen, HPE Recorded: Jul 28 2017 23 mins
    If you haven’t already, we recommend you listen to the first webinar in this series, the 9-minute overview by our SVP and GM Raffi Margaliot as he introduces the three core disruptions facing application delivery teams today.

    The cloud changes two main aspects of application delivery. Firstly, cloud and SaaS models change how applications are built and tested, moving from custom development to composites of on-premises and cloud APIs; and secondly, cloud economics drive development, testing, and lifecycle management tool purchase preference towards SaaS and Cloud utility models. This webinar will explore how taking the time and effort to evaluate the benefits of hybrid-cloud development and testing will ultimately pay off major dividends in cost and agility.
  • Behavior-Driven Development: A Guide to Agile Practices
    Behavior-Driven Development: A Guide to Agile Practices Joshua Eastman, Test Automation Architect Recorded: Jul 26 2017 54 mins
    Behavior-Driven Development with Ruby/Cucumber automation is a practical, fail-proof, read-to-use strategy or process that improves software quality and decreases costs. 

    Ambiguity and miscommunication cause the majority of critical defects and undesirable outcomes in the software development lifecycle. Behavior Driven Development (BDD) ensures that requirements are accurate. It builds a mutual understanding of what should be developed and tested through a common vocabulary.

    This webinar introduces BDD methods that promote product quality by generating business requirements in Gherkin (Given-When-Then) format. Tool agnostic, BDD emphasizes communication between business, requirements analysts, developers, and testers to ensure quality expectations are achieved. Describing requirements in the form of system behavior eliminates scope creep and guarantees proper software functionality.
  • Keys to Continuous Testing for Faster Delivery
    Keys to Continuous Testing for Faster Delivery Shane Evans, Director of Product Management and Ayal Cohen, Chief Functional Architect, HPE Recorded: Jul 21 2017 25 mins
    If you haven’t already, we recommend you listen to the first webinar in this series, the 9-minute overview by our SVP and GM Raffi Margaliot as he introduces the three core disruptions facing application delivery teams today.

    Your business needs to deliver faster. To accommodate, Development needs to introduce fewer changes but in a much more frequent cadence. This creates a challenge for test teams to keep up with the rapid pace of change without compromising on quality. Automation is paramount to the success or failure of Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Testing enables early and frequent quality feedback throughout the CI/CD pipeline. In this webinar, we will explore how to implement Continuous Testing to ensure high quality releases in a Continuous Delivery environment; including what to test and when to automate new functionality in order to optimize your efforts.
  • Controlling Color in Print Production to G7® Specification
    Controlling Color in Print Production to G7® Specification Sponsored by QuadTech. G7 experts Daniel Würgler, CEO, System Brunner AG and Don Hutcheson, President, HutchColor, LLC Recorded: Jul 11 2017 48 mins
    Controlling Color in Print Production to G7® Specifications—Every Day, Every Print Run

    Many print operations already understand the benefits of color management using gray balance as a control factor. And calibrating your press to meet the Idealliance G7 specification is becoming a major selling point to earn print buyer confidence.

    When calibration is done as a one-time event, most offset press control systems still rely on traditional solid ink density control in print production, with no way of automatically controlling and monitoring G7 metrics, avoiding critical color variations.

    The piece that has been missing—until now—is the ability to use inline color control to continuously monitor and keep every print job within G7 specifications. Rather than thinking of G7 as a one-time calibration event, QuadTech and System Brunner are introducing a complete system for ensuring G7 quality for every print run.

    Join us for an informative webinar explaining G7 as a calibration methodology and for press control, INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® with gray balance control (the world’s first G7 certified press control system), and the newest software enhancement for controlling print production to G7 metrics.

    Sponsored by QuadTech. Featured speakers: G7 experts Daniel Würgler, CEO, System Brunner AG and Don Hutcheson, President, HutchColor, LLC

    Details: Tuesday, July 11, 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. UK / 6.p.m CET
  • Bridging the Gap: Test Automation with Test Data on Demand
    Bridging the Gap: Test Automation with Test Data on Demand Brad Kallaway, Turnkey Solutions and Jeff Hughes, CA Technologies Recorded: Jul 9 2017 58 mins
    Test data without test automation is like a bridge that takes you halfway across a river. Test automation without test data is just as useless. Fortunately, you can bridge the gap with modern solutions that solve your hardest packaged, web, and custom application testing problems.

    View this session and see how you can incorporate test automation with exactly the right test data when you need it, the way you need it. Including:

    - Generate and deliver the right test data to the right place, on demand
    - Create end-to-end, cross-platform business process validation with true, data-driven automation
    - Keep test sets current with Evergreen Automation™, allowing you to more fully support agile and -
    - DevOps practices across the full SDLC
  • Discover the New:  Anticipate seismic shifts in software delivery
    Discover the New: Anticipate seismic shifts in software delivery Raffi Margaliot, SVP and GM, Application Delivery Management Recorded: Jul 6 2017 10 mins
    Business is constantly reshaped through digital innovation and IT and business teams globally face unrelenting pressure to deliver applications faster than ever before. To keep pace and thrive, application teams are adopting new methodologies and architectures, and are targeting an explosion of surface areas for software innovation, from mobile devices to the Internet of Things. In this concise webcast, Raffi Margaliot, SVP and GM for Application Delivery Management introduces three core disruptions facing application delivery teams today, and shares our point-of-view for thriving as told through the lens of our own R&D team and our customer’s experiences.
  • ICBC automate its Core banking applications deployment with HPE Software
    ICBC automate its Core banking applications deployment with HPE Software Salih Onur Tezel, Head of IT Core Banking, ICBC, Riccardo Sanna HPE Software Recorded: Jun 29 2017 30 mins
    Discover the evolution of the software delivery chain at ICBC. Hear how ICBC automates its core banking application deployment from demand management to operational rollout, using HPE Software solutions. Moving toward risk control architecture to improve compliance with local regulation, software security, and quality.

    Join this webinar to learn how!
  • Risk-Based Testing 101
    Risk-Based Testing 101 Robert Poole Recorded: Jun 28 2017 50 mins
    How do you decide what’s most important to test in your development projects? Risk-based testing provides a straightforward way to decide how and what to prioritize in your tests. In this informative session, Experis introduces you to the concepts of Risk-Based Testing, leaving you with methods and tools to improve your testing processes.
    In this training we answer these questions while teaching participants how to measure and rank risks, using a simple yet comprehensive method:
    •What is Risk-Based Testing?
    •What forms does it take?
    •When should it be used?
    •What are the key elements of risk?
    Who should attend:
    •QA practitioners interested in efficient testing
    •Business analysts who create requirements
    •Technical architects and developers who design and implement solutions to requirements
    •Project managers interested in effective development and test methods
  • Unlock Continuous Delivery’s Potential with Continuous Testing
    Unlock Continuous Delivery’s Potential with Continuous Testing Dale Vile, Freeform Dynamics and Scott Edwards, CA Technologies Recorded: Jun 28 2017 64 mins
    Organizations cannot achieve the speed or quality promised from continuous delivery unless they modernize their testing tools and practices. Continuous testing—the ability to test early, often, and automatically—is critical to meeting evolving business needs and expectations.

    View this session to better understand what continuous testing is, learn how to overcome the biggest bottlenecks to success, and discover some valuable continuous testing techniques.

    You will learn:

    - How continuous testing fits into continuous delivery initiatives
    - How to shift testing activity upstream into the requirements phase, where it is most relevant in the software development lifecycle
    - How to assess your current testing environment with a new scorecard to know where to implement continuous testing changes
  • Create an Agile QA Strategy That Scales with Your Testing Team
    Create an Agile QA Strategy That Scales with Your Testing Team Quentin Thomas, Sr. QA Automation Engineer at Bleacher Report and Derek Choy, VP of Engineering at Rainforest QA Recorded: May 30 2017 55 mins
    Developing a QA strategy that scales to meet the changing needs of a growing organization is a major challenge. Traditional testing techniques can’t keep up with a fast-paced development cadence.

    For many of these growing software companies, determining whether a product or feature is ready to ship is difficult, and there is no one-size-fits-all strategy.

    Join this web seminar to discover how testing needs change as a company grows, and how your team can adapt its QA strategy to an agile approach that fits. You’ll learn the key factors expanding software companies must consider to optimize their QA strategy for both speed and quality.

    You will learn how to:
    - Find the balance between deployment speed and code quality
    - Determine the scope of testing that is appropriate for your organization
    - Develop a forward-thinking QA strategy that scales with your team
  • Agile and Continuous Delivery, Better Together
    Agile and Continuous Delivery, Better Together Dan Rice Principal, Agile Management and Patrick Gryzan CTO, Continuous Delivery Recorded: May 5 2017 57 mins
    Deliver Customer Value Faster Through Agile and Continuous Delivery

    Today, companies must deliver customer value faster, with higher quality—and lower costs. Learn how you can accomplish this, incorporating customer feedback, and allowing developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel.

    View this on demand content to:
    - Learn how Agile + Continuous Delivery produce better results when implemented together.
    - Quantify the big gains you can achieve in your software delivery process.
    - Discover the automated solutions you can take advantage of to see immediate gain in productivity.
  • EMEA Software Customer Forums 2017 – Preview
    EMEA Software Customer Forums 2017 – Preview Toby Marsden, Kevin Leslie, Danny Cavion and Gopal Ramachandra, EMEA Directors, ADM and ITOM Portfolios, HPE Recorded: Apr 27 2017 31 mins
    Join the hosts of the EMEA Software Customer Forums 2017 for a sneak peek of the exciting customer presentations and product news from our strategy and best practice-sharing event.

    The EMEA Software Customer Forums are a great opportunity for IT Operations Management and Application Delivery Management practitioners to learn how their peers are utilizing HPE solutions to successfully reach technology and business objectives. Delegates will also get a preview of some new product developments from HPE Product Management and executives.

    Don’t miss out – join us on this webinar for a preview of the great content we’ll be sharing in-depth at the EMEA Customer Forum in Dublin from 15-19 May, more info and registration at www.hpe-customerforums2017.com.
  • Taking on Enterprise Agile with HPE
    Taking on Enterprise Agile with HPE Tye Davis, HPE Recorded: Apr 26 2017 41 mins
    One of the largest challenges that we see organizations faced with when adopting agile methodologies and practices, is to deliver fast with quality at scale. Agile and scaling Agile in the enterprise is a core part of HPE’s strategy as we continuously learn from our own R&D and HPE IT efforts, as well as our customers and partners to implement scaled Agile. This learning is applied to our software solutions that help enable Agile development, testing and scaled Agile including the Scaled Agile Framework. ALM Octane acts as the communication hub and decision support system to organize, plan, and deliver Agile projects on teams and scaled up in the enterprise. The tools empower programs and teams to manage their backlog with visibility into development and testing data, and with analytics/insights for release forecasting, tasks completion and resource allocation.

    Join Tye Davis, Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Agile, to see enterprise agile in action and get a preview of the latest software solution for application lifecycle management. See what HPE is doing to help organizations implement scaled agile.

    This is part three in a three-part DevOps webinar series. Join us also for:
    Pattern your DevOps success & avoid the anti-pattern landmines: best practices, March 1
    A look at the future of software testing: HPE vision for Continuous Testing, March 29
  • Elevating Customer Experience with a Mobile QA Strategy that Works
    Elevating Customer Experience with a Mobile QA Strategy that Works Guido Lubinski, Principal QA Manager, Vodafone; Kumaresan N, Head-Test Automation COE, TCS & Tal Barmeir, CEO, Experitest Recorded: Apr 4 2017 63 mins
    Dominance of mobile devices and platforms, necessitate organizations to deliver superior quality faster than competition in an evolving technological landscape. More so for the telecom industry where customer experience and retention are interconnected.
    In this joint webinar by Vodafone, Experitest and TCS, learn how to convert the mobile testing challenges into opportunities, by skillfully taking customer experience to whole new level.
  • A look at the future of software testing: HPE vision for Continuous Testing
    A look at the future of software testing: HPE vision for Continuous Testing Clint Sprauve, HPE Recorded: Mar 29 2017 33 mins
    Many organizations struggle with the implementation of the engineering practices of DevOps, specifically with continuous testing. What if software development teams had a solution that was 100% cloud based (for distributed teams), provided real-time data analytics (for quick feedback), and supported the activities of build, edit and execution of test scripts in the cloud (nothing on the desktop). Couple that with the ability to test mobile apps on multiple devices (for scale and efficiency), the option to use containers plus existing tools (including open source), and support visual UX testing (for user experience and accessibility) while linking directly to existing continuous delivery infrastructure, and the goal of continuous testing becomes in reach.

    Join Clint Sprauve, Product Marketing Manager for Continuous Testing & Automation, to see the future of continuous testing in action and get a sneak preview of the latest software solutions for test automation. See what HPE is doing to push the envelope and take a key leadership role for the future of DevOps, quality and automation.

    This is part two in a three-part DevOps webinar series. Join us also for:
    Pattern your DevOps success & avoid the anti-pattern landmines: best practices, March 1
    Taking on Enterprise Agile with HPE, April 26
  • Empower your mobile testing with HPE Mobile Center’s unique integrations
    Empower your mobile testing with HPE Mobile Center’s unique integrations David Landsberg, HPE and Dean Carvin, Checkpoint Technologies Recorded: Mar 9 2017 54 mins
    Mobile application development projects are expected to outnumber desktop development projects four to one over the next few years. These mobile applications pose testing challenges not shared by their desktop counterparts.

    In this webinar, we will cover how HPE Mobile Center, an integrated mobile application testing software development suite, combined with its unique integrations, helps you and your organization rapidly build, test and deliver high-quality mobile applications.

    Join us to hear more about:

    • Mobile Analytics - incorporate usage data from production, including most problematic devices, popular devices, common flows etc.
    • Security Scans - run security code scans at the click of a button on .apk or .ipa files powered by Fortify on Demand
    • Sentiment Analysis - analyze the comments users write about your application in the public app stores and categorize and score them
    • Crowd Testing - manually test applications internally or externally while communicating directly to ALM
    • SDK scanning - scan .apk files and list all the SDKs inside the application including which SDKs are deprecated and which ones are not actually in use
  • Continuous Delivery = Agile + DevOps: Learn more with Guest Forrester
    Continuous Delivery = Agile + DevOps: Learn more with Guest Forrester Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, Diego Lo Giudice and Dan Rice, Agile Advisor, CA Technologies Recorded: Mar 2 2017 59 mins
    The Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey from Forrester Research, Inc. shows that a third of firms have been practicing agile for more than five years, and 54% have successfully scaled their Agile practices to more than half their teams.*

    People who practice agile methods often talk about "pulling quality forward." This and other agile tenets (delivering early and often, reducing batch size, inspecting and adapting, creating a collaborative culture and focusing on customer value) are designed to help organizations get valuable, high-quality features out the door, fast. But they can't happen just in engineering: agile succeeds as a mindset that's systemic throughout your organization.

    Join CA Technologies and guest speaker Diego Lo Giudice, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst in Application Development + Delivery to find out how YOU can help make your business an agile business by implementing agile both upstream (through your business portfolio) AND downstream (through testing and operations).

    If you're ready for a strategic, collaborative approach to delivering value to customers, then you won’t want to miss this webinar.


    *Forrester Research, Inc. “The 2015 State Of Agile Development: Learn From Agile Expert Firms,” August 2015
  • Pattern your DevOps success & avoid the anti-pattern landmines: best practices
    Pattern your DevOps success & avoid the anti-pattern landmines: best practices Ashish Kuthiala and Kelly Emo, HPE Recorded: Mar 1 2017 48 mins
    Everyone’s talking DevOps and today, many are also doing. While first movers have advantage, they also leave a legacy of success patterns and fast failures. In this webinar, HPE DevOps technologists will share the aggregated knowledge of working with HPE’s own IT and R&D teams and global customers and partners who have been embarking on unique DevOps journeys for several years now and continuously implementing, learning and improving. This collective experience begins to shape DevOps patterns and anti-patterns that teams can learn from and apply as needed for their own unique DevOps scenarios.

    Explore proven patterns for connecting development and test teams in Continuous testing pipelines, integrating quality analytics into pipeline processes to accelerate progress, and assessing and engineering in the optimal level of automation to a continuous delivery toolchain to balance speed and risk. Avoid common anti-patterns such as “develop, deploy and forget” or “runaway build branches”.

    Join HPE’s Ashish Kuthiala and Kelly Emo as we share and explore these real-world DevOps anti-patterns, patterns and success stories.

    This is part one in a three-part DevOps webinar series. Join us also for:
    A look at the future of software testing: HPE vision for Continuous Testing, March 29
    Taking on Enterprise Agile with HPE, April 26
  • What's New in CA APM
    What's New in CA APM Janelle Shaw, Joshua Napier Recorded: Feb 23 2017 61 mins
    Modern application technologies make it possible to provide a better user experience than ever before. With elevated end-user expectations, the difference between success and failure is an organization's ability to efficiently harness the power of complex application architectures to meet customers demands. An application performance management solution that sees through the data deluge to answer critical questions is more important today than ever before.

    In this webcast, we will explore:
    -Application performance management's role in modern IT organizations
    -CA Application Performance Management's role in providing stellar end-user experience
    -New innovations within CA Application Performance Management
  • Value at the Speed of Business: Insights from the 2016-17 World Quality Report
    Value at the Speed of Business: Insights from the 2016-17 World Quality Report John Jeremiah, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Recorded: Jan 26 2017 49 mins
    Today we are in an age of digital consumers who are hyper-connected, expecting information and service wherever and when ever they want. Companies must be able to respond to the increasing demands of their customers with superior products and services without sacrificing quality or security.

    In this webinar you will learn about key findings from the eighth edition of the World Quality Report, which illustrates the impact of trends like Agile, DevOps, IoT and others. These trends are forcing organizations to disrupt with digital at an ever faster pace. Specifically you will learn more about these 4 key trends in QA and Testing:

    • Digital Transformation driving and shaping IT strategy
    • Agile and DevOps continue to expand and grow in adoption
    • Internet of Things a disrupting force with real implications on quality
    • Infrastructure costs (test environments); a rising concern
  • Discover the Spin-Merge Benefits to our ADM Software Portfolio
    Discover the Spin-Merge Benefits to our ADM Software Portfolio Raffi Margaliot, SVP & GM, ADM and Genefa Murphy, VP, Product Marketing, ADM Recorded: Nov 2 2016 54 mins
    On September 7, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced plans for a spin-off and merger of our Software business unit with Micro Focus, a global software company dedicated to delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions. The combination of HPE’s software assets with Micro Focus will create one of the world’s largest pure-play enterprise software companies. We will remain focused on helping you get the most out of the software that runs your business.

    Join the HPE Software Application Delivery Management Executive team to hear firsthand about the recently announced HPE Software and Micro Focus spin-merge. What does it mean for us, what does it mean for you, and most importantly how it strengthens HPE’s ability to help you meet the demands of your customers in delivering high quality apps and responding to current trends around DevOps and Mobile. Hear about the ADM strategy and commitments to the roadmap including upcoming innovations in key areas such as enterprise agile continuous testing, and digital performance and user experience. Bring your questions and join us on this new journey to success.
  • Enabling Closed Loop Assurance through Real Time Analytics
    Enabling Closed Loop Assurance through Real Time Analytics Jose Anes Product Manager - Analytics, EXFO Recorded: Sep 29 2016 42 mins
    One of the advantages of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) is the ability to modify the network on the fly. A closed feedback loop between the service assurance solution and the orchestration system enables network self-healing and self-optimization when providing mission critical services. By identifying performance issues we can take immediate action to solve problems or improve service reliability, thus reducing mean time to repair (MTTR).

    You need to ensure that the analysis is performed in real time. Most service assurance solutions set real-time analytics as a goal. Being such a key component of the service assurance solution, further analysis is required on how close to that goal the solution can reach. There are many areas in this type of solution that demand attention: data collection, normalization, correlation, analysis, service-level impact, alerting and more. Each element requires a specific set of strategies to optimize the time taken to make a determination.

    Key questions you need to ask when defining real-time analytics include: How many moving pieces do we have on the service assurance solution? How many different vendors are involved? How many data collection systems? Do you need to transfer that data to a second service quality or service experience analytics solution before deciding you need to request a change from the orchestrator? How does your system scale? How many times do I need to manipulate the data to integrate it across multiple systems? Do you need to aggregate collected data at multiple levels before a decision is made?

    In this webinar, and its associated whitepaper, we go deep into these aspects of how real-time analytics are crucial to enable closed-loop service assurance in your SDN or NFV solution. The webinar will provide you with ideas on how to optimize your service assurance platform.
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Agile/DevOps Automation Strategy
    5 Ways to Improve Your Agile/DevOps Automation Strategy Joshua Eastman, Test Automation Architect Aug 23 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Test automation has become a must, especially in agile and DevOps projects with their goals of continuous integration and fast deployment. QA teams face many challenges today with testing including emerging technologies, digital maturity, and fast-paced delivery expectations.

    In this session, attendees will learn about:
    1.Key challenges in today’s testing landscape that impact automation testing
    2.Ways to set expectations for automation that accelerate buy-in and support
    3.Considerations for prioritizing types of testing and technologies for automation
    4.Understanding who should be included in planning for automation