Senior Architect by Day, Science Fair Judge by Night

For ARMATURE’s Cat Fletcher, a devotion to STEM is in her genes Two nights ago, Cat Fletcher volunteered as a judge at the South Lakes High School Science Fair. This is something she’s been doing for the past eight years, and it’s a family affair: her mother and brother also judge the event. Given ARMATURE’s…


Facing the Flames: Samsung Gets Real About the Note 7

All product recalls are not created equal. Some fly mostly under the radar, while others garner more media attention than a Kardashian (well, almost). The brand disasters that light up the news and wreak havoc on manufacturers tend to be the dangerous ones—if people are hurt, or put at risk, due to your product malfunctioning,…


Why Customers Love Our Responsive/Adaptive Application

We make all the pieces fit, regardless of which device you’re on. The ARMATURE application is a sophisticated beast. In order to support the complex processes our customers follow to uphold standards and ensure compliance across their organizations, our product needs to be able to do a lot of things, well. And it does. But…


For Accreditors and Quality Professionals, the New Year’s Resolution Spirit Never Dies

It’s the first week of 2017, which means that self-improvement season is in full swing. For the rest of the month, many of us will struggle to find a parking spot at the gym and will have to queue up for a spin on the elliptical. A new year is always full of potential and…


How to Build Teams Using ARMATURE’s Accreditation Software

Accreditors—how do you currently build your onsite assessment teams? If you’re like many of the accreditors we’ve talked to over the years, you follow a manual process: a staff member is responsible for sorting through the list of potential volunteers and reaching out to them one at a time, then confirming each and every team…


How to Make the UX Magic Happen

Like many aspects of technology, user experience (UX) design is both an art and a science. It blends the art of human understanding with the science of technology. When done well, UX transforms a bunch of complex code from siloed features into an end-to-end user experience that is elegant, intuitive, and highly effective. UX is…


ARMATURE’s Cat Fletcher to Speak at Selenium Conference

ARMATURE is a company of innovators and thought leaders, and we love to brag about our team members when they speak at conferences or do other awesome things. This month, we’re proud to announce that our senior architect, Cat Fletcher, will be speaking about refactoring for testability at SeleniumConf London. Cat’s expertise on this topic…


Configuration or Customization? We’ll Help You Make the Right Choice

Our quality management software is designed to flex to your needs, so you might not require those customizations after all. One question we get a lot: what’s the difference between a configuration and a customization, and how do I know which one I need? Understanding the difference between the two is key, for both financial…


Keeping Projects on Track: The Daily Stand-Up at ARMATURE

At ARMATURE, we take on big projects that require a substantial amount of coordination, collaboration, and communication to bring to fruition. When you have a team of developers building and testing complex product customizations, you need to run a tight ship to make sure that everyone and everything stays on track throughout the development cycle….


When Quality Management Fails, the Consequences Can Be Dire

In your job, do you ever lose sight of the big picture? It’s easy to do. As we go about our workdays, checking items off the list, we’re often so focused on the what that we forget to take a breath and reflect on the why. Quality management is not for the faint of heart….