Application Life Cycle & Agile PM

Application Life Cycle & Agile PM



SpiraPlan provides a complete and agile project management system in one package. It manages your project’s requirements, releases, iterations, tasks and issues in one environment, all while fully synchronized.

SpiraTest provides a quality assurance solution that manages requirements, tests, bugs and other issues in one environment, with complete traceability from inception to completion.

Project Management Features

Planning Board

Once your project is underway, combined business and technical teams can work together to develop the sprint plan for the iterations. They can break up the features into discrete tasks and assign them to the individual team members. During development as the team work together, the system will track changes in the actual effort to determine if the plan needs to be rebalanced to ensure on-time, on-budget delivery.

 Project Management

Do you wish you could see the health of your project on just one page? With SpiraTest, you can. Each project has a dashboard home page that summarizes all of the information into a comprehensive, easily digestible form. This provides a one-stop-shop for people interested in understanding the overall status at a glance. It contains summary-level information for all types of artifact (requirements, test cases, incidents, etc.) You can use this to drill-down into the appropriate section of the application.

Release Planning

SpiraTeam gives you the ability to manage lists of releases and versions of software in development. Each of the releases can be broken down into smaller units of work called Iterations or Sprints. SpiraTeam includes integrated resource estimation capabilities so you can plan out the team size needed.

Iteration/Sprint Planning

Once you have defined the project backlog of requested features (requirements), SpiraTeam lets you plan the work to be accomplished in each Iteration/Sprint. You can include requirements, tasks and defects – allowing you to determine the schedule impact of addressing critical issues as well as pre-planned features.

Source Code Integration

SpiraTeam includes support for integrating Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools with the system so that you can browse the source repositories within SpiraTeam. In addition you can link commits/check-ins in the SCM tool to artifacts in SpiraTeam to provide code-level traceability of changes. This functionality will allow the system to track the code changes that are associated with Requirements (stories) that have been implemented, Tasks that have been completed or Incidents (defects) that have been fixed. This gives unparalleled traceability across the development lifecycle.

Task Management

SpiraTeam includes a robust task management system that lets users define tasks, categorize into types, organize by folder, assign to team members, and track the progress until completion.

Resource Management

SpiraTeam lets you schedule the team members and load balance the task resourcing allocations. As team members work on their assigned tasks they can update their progress in terms of actual and remaining effort. This provides project managers with real-time visibility on the progress of the iteration and early indications of schedule overrun.

Build Management

SpiraTeam provides the ability to integrate with continuous integration build servers such as Hudson and CruiseControl so that the status of builds can be recorded in SpiraTeam and linked to source code revisions, incidents and test runs. This provides traceability for each build, so that you can see what was changed in each build, what was tested and what was fixed.

Quality Assurance Features

Requirements Management

Manage your requirements with confidence using SpiraTeam. SpiraTeam lets you easily manage your requirements and user stories in an integrated requirements matrix. SpiraTeam allows you to drill down from each of your captured requirements to determine how many test cases have validated the functionality, and status of each of the defects logged.

Test Case Management

Tired of managing your project requirements and test cases in documents and spreadsheets. Empower your testing team and throw off the shackles of outdated methods, SpiraTeam offers unparalleled functionality and usability combined with our award-winning technical support. Available as an on-premise installation or hosted service.

Bug Tracking

Looking for a better way to track bugs and issues? SpiraTeam offers a complete bug tracking solution that manages your entire testing process.Bug tracking features include support for customizable workflows and fields, flexible reporting, configurable email notifications, and fully editable statuses, priorities, severities and bug types.

Manual Testing

SpiraTeam provides the ability to execute groups of test cases using an easy-to-use test execution wizard that allows you to mark each step as pass/fail and optionally record a bug / defect. This provides complete traceability from a recorded defect to the underlying requirement.

Automated Testing

Wish you could manage your automated testing in the same environment as your manual testing? With RemoteLaunch you can set up automated test cases in SpiraTeam/Team. You can schedule them against a master list of automation hosts for execution on either the local computer or remote machines. Available plug-ins include: QuickTest Pro, TestComplete, Squish, Selenium, and Command-Line.

Collaboration Features

Document Collaboration

SpiraTeam includes an integrated web-based management system that allows project members to upload documents in a secure, centralized location. There is support for folder organization, documentation taxonomies and meta-tagging as well as built-in version control. Unlike a standalone tool, these can then be connected to SpiraTeam artifacts (requirements, tasks, and incidents) to provide the complete picture to users.

Instant Messaging

SpiraTeam comes with a built-in integrated instant messaging capability. This lets you see which users are currently logged into the system, maintain a list of contacts and where available, send short instant messages to other users. Any messages exchanged can then be posted to relevant artifacts in the system as permanent comments.

Email Integration

SpiraTeam has powerful email integration capabilities that ensure that all users are notified about changes in the system. It also allows users to raise incidents and post comments directly from their email system.

IDE Integration

Developers responsible for the software code typically need to work in powerful IDEs that are appropriate for the type of software being developed. Therefore to maximize efficiency and improve productivity, developers can now access their SpiraTeam information directly within their existing IDE. For Visual Studio, there is an Add-In that snaps into the existing Solution Explorer. This adds a project explorer that displays the assigned requirements, tasks, and incidents. You can open up any of them in the main viewing pane and act accordingly. For Eclipse users, we have used the Mylyn task-focused interface to deliver SpiraTeam information directly into the task repository. Using SpiraTeam is as familiar as any other part of the Eclipse environment.

Other Features


Want a better way than printing out test scripts, recording defects/bugs on paper and then capturing it all back afterward? SpiraTeam includes an extensive library of printable reports and graphical charts. These can be customized through extensible XML based report templates. The supported report formats include MS-Word, MS-Excel, HTML, Adobe Acrobat and MS-Project.

Mobile Device Support

SpiraTeam has full support for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. It provides a mobile web interface that can be accessed by a wide variety of devices and platforms, including iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad), Android (Nexus, Galaxy) and Windows Phone 8.


Customization and configuration are critical for ensuring that a system integrates seamlessly with your business processes. This can be done without any coding or scripting. You can create custom properties throughout the system, customize all the incident fields (status, priority, severity, etc.), create customized email templates, and configure custom workflows for managing the testing process.


SpiraTeam has an extensive administration capability that can be accessed using a web-browser. To reduce the burden on IT staff, project administration can be allocated to different users, allowing project managers to be self-sufficient.

Data Migration

Leverage your existing testing data with SpiraTeam. Using our Add-Ins for Microsoft Word, Excel and Project you can easily import requirements, test cases, releases and incidents from existing templates. In addition, it comes with an import wizard for easily migrating from HP Quality Center or Mercury TestDirector.

Feature Checklist

Review the complete feature list that shows why SpiraTeam is the best choice for application lifecycle management (ALM).

Understanding ALM Tools

Everything you need to know about ALM tools, including definitions and how to make the best choice when reviewing tools.

Understanding Requirements Management Tools

This section explains what requirements management is, what features you should look for in a tool and explains why SpiraTeam is the best choice.

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