In response to growing demand for more cloud offerings faster, Aerohive (later acquired by Extreme Networks) committed to an Agile transformation. The organization had been adopting Agile principles here and there, but the lack of an enterprise vision held back their success. Then, in 2018, a new VP of engineering made it his mission to truly adopt Agile to deliver innovation faster and more efficiently.
Jira quickly became the source of truth for each development cycle. However, their legacy test case management tool lacked key integrations to Jira. This slowed the “fail fast” mentality critical for high-velocity Agile releases. Engineers and managers had to manually look up daily test runs and report on progress. This process not only required 30+ minutes per report per day, but also created a testing bottleneck that delayed feedback. Engineers lacked visibility into the testing process, including test coverage for critical features.
Recognizing that Jira was not built for test management, they sought out a tool with best-in-class Jira integration. According to Kevin Lin, Director of Cloud and Wireless QA, “At the end of the day, it’s all about efficiency and saving the engineers’ time.”
Tricentis helped network infrastructure giant, Extreme Networks, accelerate their cloud-based Agile transformation with significantly fewer resources.
A new phase
In 2019, Aerohive was acquired by Extreme Networks and the new leadership noted these efficiencies within the development team. Extreme Networks’ Executive Vice President of Products, Nabil Bukhari, publicly remarked how “Aerohive’s Agile development methodologies and high-performing teams will dramatically increase our speed of innovation, driving enhancements to existing solutions and development of new use cases as we continue to invest in the platform.”
Extreme Networks is now adopting qTest enterprise-wide for all products and is swiftly working towards 80% faster release times across all products and features. According to Grant Hundertmark, Principal Automation Engineer, “Six months from now, we plan to have the quickest full-speed Agile transformation in the history of the company and our release cycles will have dropped tremendously. qTest is going to be the center of that—and pretty much everything that we do.”
“By launching regression tests out of Tricentis qTest, we have visibility all the way back through Jira. Even the product line managers who requested a feature can see the results in real time as a test automation run completes.”
Principal Automation Engineer Wired Products