Take it Easy with Atlas 3.0

Atlas, our Agile requirements and delivery platform, has cool new features and Frank thinks you should hear about them. Needless to say, it reminds him of The Eagles.

Frank has been standing up for devs long enough to know that delivering complex IT projects can be heavy lifting.

It’s the complexity of pulling stuff together. Uniting guys in different siloes. Keeping everyone in the loop in a way they all understand. As usual, 1970s country rock can teach us a lesson from history. Take the Eagles’ recording of the Long Run album. Frank’s legendary freeform cassette stacking system reckons it was their last studio album for decades – and it’s not surprising.

According to producer Bill Szymczyk – Frank never loses a game of rock Scrabble, thanks to Bill – the band was so fragmented that they were phoning in their contributions from all over the States. Glen Frey – RIP, man – worked from LA while the rest of the band were in Miami. The result wasn’t great. And happened next? Acrimony. Lawsuits. Beverly Hills Cop soundtracks. And no-one wants that. So, thank the Lord for Atlas.

Third versions things aren’t always great. Waiting for the Sun had one single worth hearing. Jaws 3 had us all cheering for the shark. Atlas 3.0 is different.

Woah! What’s Atlas anyway?

Atlas is our Agile requirements solution. It unites key people in a beautiful oneness. Technical and operations teams get together with business analysts on a platform that captures market trends and innovative stakeholder ideas. It’s like getting the Airplane, Jimi and Janis in one place.

So. Atlas 3.0. Tell us more.

Atlas 3.0 now integrates with Silk Central. With this powerful test management platform in your locker, strategically planning testing suites, defining test cases and executing quality management just got easier.

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Atlas and Silk Central integrations keep testing efforts aligned with customer requirements. Transparency and control are your new friends. Users view test activity and results in every requirement area. Integration ensures test teams can view – and test tools stay in sync with – defined requirements as they evolve.

Atlas 3.0: Frank’s list of good stuff

  • Review and evaluate the results of evolving business needs: See how requirement versions have changed over the life of the project. Changing course isn’t something you do at the end.
  • Assess potential impact of new requirements: Every picture tells a story. Use Atlas to create the diagrams that identify the interdependencies. It means smarter decisions – and more realistic schedules – around new requirements.
  • Improve collaboration between business and development teams: Communicate and exchange ideas and concepts as application requirements develop. It’s kind of the opposite of late-period Eagles.
  • Assess Agile team progress in the context of customer expectations: Is development time aligned with defined requirements? Get a clear picture with Atlas 3.0.
  • Show related test count and status by requirement. Understand how test execution has changed over time, providing visibility to incremental test progress.
  • View the test status as Gantt charts. Assess test progress across all requirements.
  • Step into the Atlas Time Machine. Better understand the impact of changes in requirements and evaluate project status, to see how test status has changed between two points in time.
  • Version comparison: Compare differences between two versions of requirements, or list the items that have changed since the last access.

You want this

Well, if you are a customer on maintenance it’s already yours, my friend. Rock up to supportline.microfocus.com. Say Frank sent you.

Living in Non-Maintenance Palookaville? Fret not. You get to see how Atlas lightens the load by helping you gather, define, plan and track the agile delivery of your business needs, initiatives and related requirements. Try now. For Free.

Frank out.

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