Why Requirements Baselining Is A Critical Part Of Project Development

One of the most common reasons for project failure is the scope and requirements creep. About 43% of projects face challenges due to budget overrun or uncontrolled changes to the project’s scope.

Stakeholders changing the scope in the midstream of project development is very common. These changes result in the addition of new requirements for the project. And if the scope of the project changes new requirements might lead to project reschedule and increase in budget. Otherwise, you might face budget overrun or rework.

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3 ways to enhance Project traceability using Links Explorer Traceability & Hierarchy

Comprehensive and reliable traceability is essential for any Project. Traceability helps ensure the alignment of the project tasks and deliverables with the business requirements. Tracking project tasks, subtasks, or bugs can be challenging, depending upon the complexity of your projects.

For example, one high-level Epic divides into several stories, or a high-level task divides into multiple subtasks. Now we all know that the only constant in a project is change. So, when a high-level Epic or task is changed, it is necessary to find all of the linked stories or bugs or tasks and subtasks to make sure they are not impacted. If you have only one linked story or subtask, this would be ok. But when there are tens and hundreds of stories or subtasks, it can become painful.

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3 most common challenges of remote working and tools to overcome them

As many cities are slowly getting back to normal after the worldwide lockdown, many professionals like us are still working from home. Remote working is not a trend anymore; it’s becoming the new normal.

Remote work will probably be the future of both multinational companies as well as small-scale enterprises and SMEs. According to Global Workplace Analytics, remote workers increase employee productivity, satisfaction levels, and can save a company more than $10,000 annually.

Despite all the perks of working remotely, it comes with an influx of new challenges. According to Buffer’s 2019 State of Remote Work report, the most common problem remote workers have is unplugging after work – an issue 22% of respondents said they experience, followed by loneliness and lack of communication.

We, at Optimizory, have been working remotely way before the COVID outbreak.  In this article, we will discuss three most commonly faced challenges by remote workers worldwide, and more importantly- how to overcome these challenges.

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Learn How Links Explorer Can Simplify Traceability Of Issues Within Jira

Traceability And Its Importance

Traceability refers to the capacity to record and trace a workflow from a finished part to its corresponding entities and vice versa. Traceability is applicable in industries like supply chain, software development, healthcare, and security.

According to A Guide to the Business Analyst’s Body of Knowledge, “the goal of tracing is to ensure that requirements are linked back to a business objective”. 

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How Jira and Links Explorer can boost your Agile transformation

Iterative and incremental development are critical elements of Agile development. The process represents the block of time during which the team has to produce a deliverable or increment. Agile helps organizations to evolve and maintain a focus on rapid development.

Agile gained popularity a decade ago when software industries started using agile software development methods. These methodologies address the customer’s needs and deliver business value right from the beginning of the project. The iterative process reduces the risk associated with the development and provides visibility and transparency at every stage of the project lifecycle.

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USING ATLASSIAN JIRA + LINKS EXPLORER TO IMPLEMENT ISO-9001 DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CLAUSES

In this article, we will cover

  • The impact of the gaps in design and development processes
  • How ISO-9001 addresses these gaps
  • And how we can implement these using JIRA and Links Explorer Traceability & Hierarchy
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Introducing vREST NG CLI – A command line partner of vREST NG Application

Hi friends!!! Today, I would like to introduce vREST NG CLI which is the command line partner of vREST NG Application. With vREST NG CLI, you will be able to execute your API tests on the command line as well. It uses the same runner component as used by the vREST NG Application itself. So, whatever works in the vREST NG UI Application will seamlessly work on the command line as well using vREST NG CLI without any further hassle. It provides beautiful and usable reports to debug your API failures quickly.

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Boost your API Test efficiency using swagger and excel sheets

Today, in this post, I will highlight the process of most effective API automation Testing process and benefits of that process. This process makes use of swagger files and excel sheets and combines the power of these powerful tools to make your API testing experience more seamless. I have personally applied this process in various projects and found it to be very effective.

This process can be adopted with any API test automation tool or framework which supports swagger import process and reading test data from excel sheets. For a specific guide about detailed instructions, you may look at my article on Swagger + Excel Sheets, a wonderful way of validating REST APIs.

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vREST NG – Taking your API Testing experience to the next level

Hi guys, today I will discuss about how easy it is to perform API Testing using vREST NG irrespective of whether you are a developer, non developer or tester. vREST NG provides simple interface so that any body can write API test cases quickly without writing a single line of code.

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Swagger + Excel Sheets, a wonderful way of validating REST APIs

Swagger Files (aka OpenAPI Specification) is the most popular way for documenting API specifications and Excel sheet provides an easy and simple way of writing structured data. Anybody can write data in excel sheet irrespective of their programming skills. Introducing vREST NG (An enterprise ready application for Automated API Testing), which combines the power of both to make your API Testing experience more seamless. The approach is also known as Data Driven Testing.

Data Driven testing is an approach in which test data is written separately from the test logic or script.

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