Management Track

Day 1 - September 10, 2019

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Andreas

    9:45-10:30am

    Room: TBD

    Customer Case Study: Generali

    Andreas from Generali will present on the different ways that Generali has been using SpiraTeam to plan and manage their IT projects. It will include a discussion of the various tools they have integrated with SpiraTeam, the business benefits, and lessons learned.

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Simon

    10:45-11:30am

    Room: TBD

    Program and Portfolio Management

    Hear about the new program and portfolio features available in SpiraPlan. We will discuss how you can (and why you would want to) organize products intoprograms and programs into portfolios. We will cover the new dashboards and visualizations to help you plan and manage the business value being realized across your releases and program milestones.
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Adam

    11:30am-12:15pm

    Room: TBD

    The Future of ALM - All Silos Are Banned

    Let’s explore application lifecycle management (ALM), past, present and future. The session will introduce the different disciplines that comprise ALM, including requirements analysis, planning, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance. It will present a high-level deployment architecture for implementing ALM, with recommendation for ways to break down the silos between different organizations and disciplines.

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Sriram

    1:45-2:30pm

    Room: TBD

    Methodologies 1: Agile Best Practices

    Learn best practices for using SpiraTeam or SpiraPlan to manage agile projects. Using Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming as references, we will focus on Spira’s Agile planning boards, including the view specifically designed for Scrum and Kanban. It will cover estimation, backlog, release, and sprint planning.
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Sriram

    2:30-3:15pm

    Room: TBD

    Methodologies 2: Scaling Agile

    We will build on Methodologies 1 to look at the different ways you can scale your agile projects into programs using SpiraPlan. WE will consider several different approaches including SAFe and the Nexus model of Scrum. We will demonstrate how you can implement these different methods in SpiraPlan.

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Dennis

    3:30-4:15pm

    Room: TBD

    Software Development Lifecyle Using Spira

    One of our key long term customers and partner – PTA in Germany has been using Spira for the past 10 years to manage their entire software development lifecycle across multiple engagements and projects. Dennis from PTA will be providing his perspective on how you can use Spira successfully across different projects and what best practices and lessons learned have been codified at PTA.
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Peter

    4:15-5:00pm

    Room: TBD

    Say Goodbye To Old Tools And Stay Sane

    One of the hardest challenges our customers face is helping their users moveon from legacy tools and processes such as Excel, Word or stove-piped legacy tools such as Micro Focus ALM, UFT, Bugzilla, etc. We will present a roadmap to helping users adapt to the concepts in the Inflectra toolset (primarily Spira and Rapise) and give you handy tips and quick wins to keep your users happy and engaged.

Day 2 - September 11, 2019

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Peter

    9:45-10:30am

    Room: TBD

    Risk Management with SpiraPlan

    We recently added a new risk management module to our Spira platform. Wewill demonstrate the end-to-end workflow for using these new features. We will cover the risk management lifecycle, from identifying and analyzing risks, to evaluating and treating them with mitigations, and action items (tasks). We will also discuss the methodologies used for ranking risks by probability and impact and how you can customize the exposure metrics used by Spira.

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Alexey

    10:45-11:30am

    Room: TBD

    Automation of Test Maintenance or Say Hello to AI

    We will take a deep dive into maintenance of tests. You will learn how to fix a test to adapt to application changes. We will also demonstrate AI-based self-healing locators in Rapise.
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Scott

    11:30am-12:15pm

    Room: TBD

    Methodologies 3: Using Spira for Waterfall Projects

    We will demonstrate the recommended way to use Spira for waterfall or agile/hybrid projects. We will explain how to use the requirements, test case and task modules to plan a typical waterfall project. We will cover the best way to setup the releases and phases to support waterfall and V-model style projects, how to configure testing for unit, integration, and user acceptance testing.

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Jeffery

    1:00-1:45pm

    Room: TBD

    Continuous Testing: Fact or Fiction?

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Adam

    1:45-2:30pm

    Room: TBD

    Extending Spira With Add-Ons

    We will explore some of the add-ons available for Spira, including RemoteLaunch, KronoDesk, data-synchronization, and TaraVault. We will outline the benefits of each add-on and illustrate some of the use cases with examples from customer deployments.

Remco

    2:45-3:30pm

    Room: TBD

    Compare & Contrast how industries use Spira

    One of our long-term users and evangelists – Remo Putker - will present some different approaches for using Spira based on his experiences using Spira in different industries. Remco has been instrumental in deployment andmanaging Spira in companies as diverse as the Dutch Post Office, British Petroleum, a Mental Health provider, and other industries within the Benelux region.

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Jessica

    3:30-4:15pm

    Room: TBD

    Panel Discussion

    We will bring a number of our speakers together to discuss your questions around ways to use the Inflectra platform. Our moderator will facilitate a lively discussion around topics suggested by attendees during day one of theconference.