Evolving Your Product Development Practices for the Internet of Things
Tuesday, September 23 | 1:00 pm EST
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.
Exploring the State of Medical Device Development
Thursday, October 9 | 1:00 pm EST
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.
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?you won't want to miss it!
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 2012's new calculated fields. You can now use your issue tracking data as a starting point to to calculate key metrics, compute risk scores, consolidate field values, and more! Join us for 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?with interest?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.