• HP ALM 12 and HP Sprinter Overview Videos

    Posted on April 6, 2015 by Admin

    Last week, we released two overview videos featuring HP ALM and HP Sprinter. The videos can be viewed below. We’d love to hear your feedback so please leave a comment!

    HP ALM 12 Overview
    This video highlights all the key functionality of the ALM version 12 product. It will walk you through the various ALM modules and help you understand the process involved in managing your testing projects effectively.

    HP Sprinter 12 Overview
    This video will give you an overview of the HP Sprinter version 12 Read Entire Entry

  • When Business Decisions Trump Technical Performance Scores

    Posted on February 26, 2015 by Admin

    The following article is a guest post by Scott Moore.

    Performance is important to me – I think most of you know that about me and it would be an understatement. I am also one of those people who are never satisfied with just doing things half way. I feel that way about the work that I do for myself and the partners I work with.

    In an effort to ensure that we follow the same advice that we give to clients, I decided to go through an exercise with one of our partner’s webmaster to look into performance of the en Read Entire Entry

  • ALM / Performance Center 12 – ALM Web Client

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by Admin

    The new ALM Web Client introduced in version 12 is built on “HTML5/JavaScript” technology and was leveraged to redesign the Requirements and Defects Management modules. This client is available for all HP ALM installations including all Performance Center installations.
    Cross Browser / Operating Systems
    It is now possible to access these modules using Chrome, Firefox, Safari as well as Internet Explorer ( 7,8,9, and 10). This opens the door for Linux and Mac users, plus gives Windows users an alternative if unsupported Read Entire Entry

  • World Quality Report Review

    Posted on May 19, 2014 by Admin

    World Quality Report 2013 – 2014
    CapGemini has released the 5th edition of their World Quality Report. Northway obtained a copy at the StarEast conference in Orlando. There are some interesting trends seen from the data gathered in this document.

    The first observation is that the QA function continues to centralize. However, the actual number of companies that have a functional Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) is a little over 25%. Although this number is up from previous years, it’s not really something to brag about. In our ow Read Entire Entry

  • Northway Solutions Group Attends StarEast 2014

    Posted on May 7, 2014 by Admin

    A Day At StarEast 2014 – 05/07/2014
    Northway Solutions Group attended StarEast in Orlando today. The keynote by Randy Rice was interesting. Randy spoke about using principles before practices. Grasping the principle is more important than just jumping into practice. Without understanding principles, they tend to be misapplied.

    In the general session, the topic was about “Testing in the Age of Distraction”, meaning Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, and other distractions we testers face while while trying to be productive. It’s important t Read Entire Entry

  • The Music Business Can Teach IT About Survival

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by Admin

    Being based in Nashville, Tennessee, I am familiar with many singers, songwriters, musicians, producers, and recording engineers that make up the music industry here. Unless you don’t listen to popular music, you probably know that this industry has been under constant change for the past fifteen years. I have friends who make their living in the music industry, and Spencer Johnson’s book, “Who Moved My Cheese” has been a popular read by them as they try to adapt. Many have seen lucrative revenue streams from the 80’s and Read Entire Entry

  • Web Analytics Won’t Tell You Enough About Your Customers

    Posted on October 1, 2013 by Admin

    Every few days I get a general report from our web site analytics showing basic information about who is on our site and how the information is being used. I generally look at this to see if we are actually helping people. If there are pages on are site that are not providing value, then why are they out there? We constantly try to improve any pages that are rarely viewed, and sometimes we remove the page altogether. We recently started the Northway Navigators Club so that technical users can access our growing knowledge base.

    I Read Entire Entry

  • Preparing Applications For Heavy Load (online webinar replay)

    Posted on September 5, 2013 by Admin

    On 8/22/13, we hosted a webinar on “Preparing Applications for Heavy Load”. HP’s Performance Evangelist, Wilson Mar, and Scott Moore, CEO of Northway Solutions Group, reviewed the importance of Performance Test planning and strategies to reduce the risk of your application failing under “point load” – expected or unexpected. We discussed:

    What’s needed to be sure your online application crash is not in the news
    Resources required to effectively test your applications
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  • HP ALM 11.52 Patch 1 Released

    Posted on August 15, 2013 by Admin

    HP ALM 11.52 Patch 1 (TD4QC_00350, TD4QC_00351, TD4QC_00349 and TD4QC_00348), which applies to HP ALM 11.52, was released on 08/15/13. This patch is a non-critical patch which includes new features, updates to existing features and addresses known defects and performance issues in version 11.52.
    Note:  The patch support model for ALM 11.5 has changed from the patch model used previously in versions of ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and QC (Quality Center). New technology support, as well as fixes for known issues ar Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Testing 101: A Performance Testing Questionnaire

    Posted on June 27, 2013 by Admin

    This is the seventh and final installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. It’s for the beginner, but it is also for the experienced engineer to share with project team members when educating them on the basics as well. Project Managers, Server Team members, Business Analysts, and other roles can utilize this information as a guide to understanding performance testing process, the typical considerations, and how to get started when you have never embarked on such a journey.
    It’s a Read Entire Entry