How to Incorporate Testing in a SAFe Development Process using Rational Quality Manager


Built-In quality is one of the Scaled Agile Framework’s (SAFe) four Core Values and a core principle of the Lean-Agile Mindset. Understanding how to leverage Rational Quality Manger (RQM) during the development process can ensure compliance by enabling continuous verification & validation.

While RQM has a vast range of capabilities, knowing how to leverage those capabilities is critical to successfully implementing a smooth program flow. In a world where compliance means different things in different places and markets are global, the need to test features is moving to multiple variations of a single product that are all developed simultaneously.

Keeping track of what needs to be tested and how is critical for success.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • How to use RQM  during each phase of the SAFe development process and ensure that your team is building in quality by facilitating and tracking the quality of work throughout the entire product lifecycle.
  • How Rational Quality Manager provides the tools to obtain an up-to-the-minute measurement of software quality and project metrics.
  • How Rational Quality Manager helps streamline your test strategy and produce reliable records of test results and project history that can be used for auditing purposes.
We have helped our clients:
  • Increase productivity by 25-75%
  • Reduce development costs by 50-60%
  • Accelerate time to market by 20-40%

SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.

David McMunn
Director of COE, Fannie Mae

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