Archived Webinars

Predictability at Scale

Predictability at scale is about achieving a better idea of the outcome due to the processes put in place and the tools used to drive those processes. In order to consistently meet quality goals, companies must be able to accurately predict project outcomes based on the development process they have in place - no matter how large or distributed the team is. In this webinar, you'll learn how a modern ALM solution, such as Helix ALM, can help you achieve predictability at scale to gain higher product quality, increased development efficiency, and faster time to market.

Integrating Your Development Toolchain for Maximum Efficiency

Disjointed, specialized toolsets can leave teams facing an onslaught of product development challenges from inefficient processes and poor communication to traceability to auditability. Integrated application lifecycle management, when done right, allows organizations to increase productivity dramatically-resulting in cost savings, faster delivery and higher software quality. Join Perforce Software’s Rick Riccetti, CTO of ALM Solutions and Tim Russell, CPO to explore solutions that allow you to seamlessly integrate your ALM toolchain.

TestTrack 2016.1 Sneak Peek

TestTrack 2016.1 is coming soon—and we're offering a 30-minute sneak peek of the exciting new features in this release! Join us for a live demo of out-of-the-box JIRA integration, web client UI refresh, significantly improved rich text editing, and more!

What's New in Surround SCM 2016.1

Surround SCM 2016.1 includes web client enhancements, improved label management, tighter TestTrack integration, and more that you won't want to miss! Join us for this 45-minute webinar to learn what's new and see Surround SCM 2016.1 in action. Demos of the new features and enhancements, along with a Q&A session, will bring you up to speed on all you need to know about this release.

Why Optimize Traceability?

Development traceability in life science organizations is a requirement. There are several recommendations from the FDA and IEC 62304 that point to traceability as a way to integrate related activities, such as risk management, system and sub-system design, and testing. However, many organizations put off traceability, thinking they’ll address it later, or after their next round of funding, or when an auditor comes knocking. Join us for this webinar to learn why you should optimize traceability and 5 key outcomes you can expect.

How to Train Your Engineer

QA and Development teams can no longer afford to work in siloed environments, where developers throw new builds “over the wall” at testers—with little communication or collaboration between the teams. By taking a new approach, and learning how to train your engineer, you can strengthen the relationship between teams and begin working together to create better test cases, a better work environment, and better software. Watch this 30-minute webinar and learn how to train your engineer!

Breaking the Barriers to Agile Adoption in Safety- and Quality-Critical Environments

Is your organization reluctant to join the Agile revolution—perceiving significant and insurmountable barriers to adoption, despite the potential benefits? Do you continue to use Microsoft Office—storing Word and Excel documents in a document management system to manage your R&D process? If the answer to both of these questions is “Yes,” then Office is most likely your problem. Join us for this 45-minute webinar and learn why you should stop using Office to manage development assets, and how an artifact-centric tool can help you break the barriers to Agile adoption.

Closing the Gap Between Risk and Requirements

If you're managing risk in Excel but your requirements are in a separate tool, you are creating a gap that has significant time costs to manage and increases the possibility of errors. 

Join Gordon Alexander, Seapine Software solutions consultant, as he explains how an integrated risk and requirements management solution, like TestTrack, can save you time and help you systematically and continuously manage risks and requirements. 

Using an FMEA as a practical example of an integrated risk management process, you'll learn how to: 

  • Review requirements and create risks that are automatically linked to their requirements 
  • Use configurable rules to instantly calculate the RPN and risk levels 
  • Efficiently manage the status of an FMEA review 
  • Manage missing or unprocessed reviews, risks, or actions using built-in traceability tools and matrix reports 
  • Provide visibility into requirement changes and their impact on risk

What’s New in TestTrack 2016 Sneak Peek

Join Gordon Alexander, Seapine Solutions Consultant, for a preview and live demo of the key new features in TestTrack 2016, including how to:

  • Export Items to Word. You can now export all TestTrack items to Word! The completely rewritten export functionality makes it easy to produce documents that include the exact data you need, in the exact Word format you want.
  • View and Navigate to Linked Items. To quickly see links between items, you can now add columns with linked item information to list windows. Want to see more? Click a linked item and go straight to it to see more details.
  • Use Note Widgets with Dashboards. Want to easily share getting started information with new team members, provide links to important information for a sprint, or provide team contact information? Put a note, which can be seen by everyone, right on a dashboard.

Struggling with Word or Excel to Manage Traceability?

Managing a traceability matrix with Word or Excel is both cumbersome and expensive. However, an automated traceability matrix can save you considerable time and effort. Join us for this 20-minute webinar and learn how to automate your traceability matrix with TestTrack. As well as saving time and effort, once your matrix is automated it will be more accurate and enable you to gain insight into and significantly improve your R&D processes.

2015 State of Medical Device Development Survey Trends and Analysis

Join Mike Brown, owner at Code Refinery, and Larry Nicholson, life sciences business development manager at Seapine Software, as they share real-world insight into the results of the 2015 State of Medical Device Development Survey.

How to Survive an Audit with Real-Time Traceability & Gap Analysis

Join Seapine Software life sciences solutions engineer, Michael Sieve, for a 45-minute webinar and learn how to prepare for and survive an audit. Michael will discuss how real-time traceability, gap analysis, and content reuse can help you make your product development process seamless, while enabling you to produce information for the FDA and international auditors at a moment's notice.

Six Steps for Successfully Scaling Agile

Most organizations no longer need to be convinced of the benefits gained by adopting Agile practices. However, many now struggle to balance how Agile teams work with the planning and management needs of the wider organization. Only by managing both sets of needs in the same tool is it possible to achieve the holy grail of a real-time end-to-end view of what is going on from the top to bottom of your organization. At Seapine, we believe the best process is yours—Agile, waterfall, v-model, spiral, or any combination. Chances are your model is a hybrid with some degree of Agile. Join us for a 30-minute webinar on September 23 to learn 6 steps to get started on the path to successfully scaling Agile.

Getting Started with TestTrack Task Boards - Testing

Task boards are interactive, alternate views of folder contents that make it easy for teams to communicate and measure progress during a sprint, release, or other milestones. Join Mic Riley, Seapine QA Specialist, and learn how to get started creating and using task boards with your team.

Getting Started with TestTrack Task Boards - Development

Task boards are interactive, alternate views of folder contents that make it easy for teams to communicate and measure progress during a sprint, release, or other milestones. Join Katherine Tornwall, Seapine Software Engineer, to learn task board best practices and how Seapine's Engineering team uses them to manage development.

Getting Started with TestTrack Task Boards - Services

Task boards are interactive, alternate views of folder contents that make it easy for teams to communicate and measure progress during a sprint, release, or other milestones. Join Anthony Washington, Seapine Solutions Specialist, to learn task board best practices and lessons learned from helping customers set up task boards.

What's New in TestTrack 2015

Join Paula Rome, Seapine product manager, for this 30-minute webinar. She'll demonstrate TestTrack 2015's interactive task boards and other new features.

Managing Automotive ISO 26262 Compliance with Seapine TestTrack

Join Andrew Horner, Seapine Solutions Specialist, for a 45-minute webinar as he provides an introduction to the ISO 26262 standard and demonstrates how TestTrack, Seapine's integrated product development solution, covers the entire development lifecycle prescribed in ISO 26262.

Exploring the State of Medical Device Development

It's no surprise that the demand for smarter, safer, more connected medical devices has introduced new complexities to the development process. Seapine Software recently surveyed nearly 500 medical device development professionals about the challenges they face getting products to market. Join Larry Nicholson, Life Sciences Business Development Manager at Seapine Software, as he explores these challenges-and more-and what they mean for medical device development professionals.

Evolving Your Product Development Practices for the Internet of Things

It's time for companies to acknowledge the central role software has in their future success and better understand the challenges it poses to their product development practices. Join us to learn more about this shifting landscape and how your company can respond. Guest Speaker John McCarthy, Vice President, Principal Analyst, at Forrester Research, Inc., will share his insights into the challenges companies face when integrating software into existing product development and manufacturing processes. Matt Harp, Seapine's Product Marketing Director, will also discuss how the right product development solution can improve your development practices and help your company innovate with software.

5 Keys to Improving Visibility into Risk

Conducting risk analysis and implementing mitigation strategies is hard work that often goes to waste. Too many times, much of the risk management work ends up locked away in spreadsheets, hidden from the team as product development progresses. Join us for this 45-minute webinar and learn about the five keys to improving the visibility of risk analysis and mitigation measures throughout the development cycle.

What's New in TestTrack 2014.1

See the new Home page, field styling, improved item mapping, and much more! Our Product Management team will demonstrate the new features in TestTrack 2014.1 and answer any questions you have about the release during the 30-minute webinar

Escaping the Perfect Product Trap: Exploring 4 Common Limitations

Every product development team faces limitations and constraints that can hinder their path to delivering the perfect product. And, if those limitations and constraints are not properly managed, you risk developing a product that may be over budget, behind schedule, or out of scope. Join us for this free, 45-minute webinar, to explore how business, user needs, operational and compliance, and environmental limitations may cause product risk--and what you can do to escape the perfect product trap.

Improve Your Risk Management with 2 Fundamental Practices

Join Seapine Software as we discuss the 2 fundamental practices that should be part of every team's risk management process. During this 60-minute interactive webinar, you'll learn how to: collect and document the information necessary to carry out effective risk management; conduct failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to mitigate risks during design; use root cause analysis (RCA) to close the loop with preventive actions.

What's New in TestTrack 2014

TestTrack 2014 provides a completely new web experience for users, built from the ground up with usability and performance in mind. We've also added new dashboard capabilities to ALM Reporting Platform, and integrated them into TestTrack so you can now more easily view and share product development metrics across your team and organization. Join us for this 60-minute webinar and see TestTrack 2014 in action.

Reducing Risk and Improving Visibility in Health Care Regulatory Testing

Health care organizations are under constant pressure to improve their information technology capabilities. Many organizations are currently dealing with ICD-10 compliance, which will be followed quickly by Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use criteria. These initiatives put an incredible burden on IT teams as they struggle to upgrade and deploy a variety of systems within tight time, budget, and quality constraints. Join Seapine Software and Mark Lott, president of Lott QA Group, to learn how you can improve your system testing practices, and more confidently deploy system upgrades to satisfy current and upcoming technology initiatives.

Top Takeaways from the 2013 State of Medical Device Development Survey

Join Seapine Software and Greg Pierce, president and founder of EngiSystems, as we explore and analyze the results of our 2013 State of Medical Device Development Survey, and what they mean for the future of medical device development. During this webinar, you'll learn how other medical device companies are managing product development, and benchmark your processes against your peers.

Beyond FDA Compliance: 5 Hidden Benefits of Your Trace Matrix

When created early in the product development lifecycle, a trace matrix can do more than just help you gain FDA approval for your device. Unfortunately, many companies create the matrix sporadically during a project, mainly right before regulatory submission?too late to capture the benefits a well-maintained matrix can deliver. During this webinar, guest speaker Steve Rakitin, President of Software Quality Consulting, will discuss five of the benefits gained by maintaining a matrix throughout the project

Use the Windshield, Not the Mirror: Predictive Metrics that Drive Successful Product Releases

If your development team only looks at reactive data like testing results and bug counts, they're not predicting problems that will impact product quality or delay release. Find out how the right combination of predictive and reactive metrics can help build a measurement portfolio that improves product quality and release consistency.

Leveraging Traceability in Your Risk Management Strategy

Identifying, managing, mitigating, analyzing, and tracing risk is recommended for medical device development by ISO 14971 and the FDA. But how do you ensure risk is visible throughout your development cycle? Traceability is one way you can easily expose these risk artifacts as part of your overall risk strategy.

Gaining More than FDA Compliance Through Traceability

The FDA and other international standards encourage life sciences organizations to adopt strong traceability practices to help with compliance. Once you learn how to capture key data and create reusable, traceable requirements, what does your organization gain beyond compliance?

Leveraging Reusability and Traceability in Product Development

The challenge with any life sciences R&D project is how to get FDA approval without wasting time, money, and resources. You need an integrated framework that enforces how key data is captured, helps you create verifiable requirements, and ensures elements in a requirement or test case can be reused. Please join Seapine Software and guest speaker David Vogel, founder and president of Intertech Engineering Associates, to learn best practices for creating verifiable, traceable requirements. David will share insightful tips to ensure you're creating requirements that capture key data for enabling traceability, reporting, and metrics for management. The webinar will also include a demonstration of how TestTrack supports streamlining better processes, data capture, reusability, and traceability in the requirements phase and a Q&A session.

Maximizing Requirements Value Throughout the Product Lifecycle

If application lifecycle management (ALM) is the mastery of the software value stream, then that stream starts with requirements. Requirements are the source of more than just a set of guidelines for what sort of product to build. They also provide a wealth of information critical to making the right decisions throughout the development and delivery process, and information that participants in this process need at every step along the way. In this webinar, we will look at how organizations are investing more in requirements as part of their product development strategy, and how they are leveraging greater value from the actionable and contextual information they provide.

Webinar Series: Using Calculated Fields in TestTrack

The possibilities are endless with TestTrack's calculated fields. You can use your issue tracking data as a starting point to to calculate key metrics, compute risk scores, consolidate field values, and more! Watch this three-part webinar series and learn how to get started with calculated fields and see real-world examples, including how to use workflow events in calculated field, how to calculate the time an item has been in its current workflow state, and how to calculate risk scores. Each 30-minute webinar will provide you with a deep dive on the topic being covered.

What's New in Seapine ALM 2012

Struggling with making Agile work on your large project team? Join us for this 60-minute webinar as Alan Bustamante, senior Agile consultant, discusses the people, process, and tools?what he calls "project support pillars"?that must be in harmony before you can successfully scale an enterprise Agile team. He'll also share common challenges in solidifying those pillars, and early warning signs that a project team is at risk of serious issues as it scales.

Automating Traceability and Documentation

Many life sciences organizations want to shorten development cycles, but find it impossible because of their existing documentation practices. These organizations are falling behind because documentation is driving their development and testing processes. To truly improve time-to-market and meet compliance requirements, companies must adopt tools that build traceability and other documentation as part of the team's daily work. This automated approach lets the team define, implement, and validate product requirements while the tool ensures good processes, linking, historical information, and documentation. Join us to learn how the right product development toolset will help you implement and validate effective design traceability for development.

Requirements and Agile: Keeping up with Change

Many Agile methodologies minimize the role of traditional requirements in application development, and rely on a combination of user stories and source code to document business and non-functional requirements. While this approach may reduce documentation overhead, it can leave gaps in a team's ability to validate a release prior to deployment. During this webinar, we'll show you how to bridge these gaps and reduce documentation needs while still maintaining a minimal level of more formal requirements for validation and traceability. You'll learn how to effectively use requirements with your existing user stories to maintain team agility, while improving your ability to validate features and more confidently push each release to your users.

Measuring Technical Debt with Load Testing

Every development project has technical debt that accumulates over time. This debt must typically be repaid at some point in the development lifecycle. QA testers can contribute considerable value to the organization by using load testing tools to better quantify the effect of technical debt on users. Knowing how technical debt might affect users can help management decide if, or even when, debt should be addressed.

FDA Design Traceability Requirements for Device Development

Join us as John Avellanet, FDA and design compliance expert, provides best practices for incorporating traceability early, inexpensively, and compliantly in medical device development activities, clinical product development, and diagnostic software. You'll learn how you can avoid costly recalls and FDA enforcement by making your traceability practices more productive, without incurring expensive and time-consuming process overhead.

Learn Test-Driven Development at TDD 101

Want to learn how to improve software quality with test-driven development (TDD)? Need to write better unit tests or use TDD with your legacy codebase? TDD 101 offers three webinar-based classes to help you advance your TDD knowledge: Intro to Test-Driven Development, Writing Good Unit Tests, and Beginning Test-Driven Development in a Legacy System.

Take the Pain (and Weekends) Out of Test Case Management

As projects grow in scope, both testing complexity and demands on the testing team increase. Homegrown methods for managing those tests start letting you down. Even as you spend more time managing individual tests, it becomes clear that you've lost track of the larger picture?what the results of your testing mean for the quality of your software and the efficiency of your testing program. This webinar will help you determine if you've outgrown your current test case management methods, and get recommended next steps to improve team performance.

What's New in Seapine ALM 2011.1

The Seapine ALM 2011.1 release is right around the corner! This release includes many new customer-requested features, including even more Agile support and enhancements to help you better meet internal and industry standards and regulations. You'll want to tune in to this webinar to find out what's new and see demos of TestTrack, Surround SCM, and QA Wizard Pro.

Five Ways to Boost Enterprise Software Development Agility with Seapine ALM

Enterprise software development organizations are often constrained in adopting or scaling Agile practices by tools with limited quality and change management capabilities. These tools focus on strict Agile constructs, making it difficult for companies to meet existing quality and reporting needs without jeopardizing legacy projects. Attend this 60-minute technical webinar and demonstration to find out how an integrated solution like Seapine ALM combines Agile project management with quality-centric features that allow your organization to manage its own flavor of Agile.

Only the Agile Survive: Understanding the Business Case for Agile

As the economy slowly recovers from the recent recession, organizations are looking for ways to satisfy their customers within the boundaries of the "new normal," which is a reduced cost structure and increased pressure to deliver more, faster. Agile methods have proven to be an effective way to address these challenges. Learn more about what Agile is and isn't, why an organization should consider adopting Agile, and what changes to expect as a result of the transformation.

When Requirements Change: Delivering the Right Software with Requirements Traceability

This webinar explores the business needs for requirements traceability?a process that enables changes in one area to be effectively communicated to all other dependent areas of a project, and how traceability can be used to ensure that change is identified and tracked throughout the lifecycle. We'll discuss why requirements might change during the application development lifecycle, and how to ensure the team responds to those changes.

A Software Manager's Guide to Defining Testing for an Agile Age

This webinar explains how both testing and the role of testers change in an Agile development environment, and how managers can help testing teams adapt to those changes. The goal is to effectively integrate testing with development to create one cohesive team that consistently delivers quality software.