Zephyr Enterprise Product Development Process and Roadmap

The intent for this page is to provide transparency into our roadmap process for Zephyr Enterprise, including when and how we address feature requests and enhancements, and when to expect fixes for bugs and defects.

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Our Product Development Process

This section explain how we prioritize and select feature requests and defects for development.

Release Cadence

Our release cadence for Zephyr Enterprise is:

Major Releases

  • Customer bugs

  • Security and performance improvements

  • New features and enhancements

  • Cadence: Approximately every month

Patch Releases

  • Address blocker bugs with no workaround available

  • Cadence: As needed

Process for Bugs and Defects

For filing bugs and defects, please first file a ticket with our support team who will review the bug and file it internally for our development team: https://support.smartbear.com/zephyr-enterprise/message/

Process for Feature Requests and Enhancements

Filing and upvoting on feature requests

To upvote and file new feature requests, please visit our Ideas Portal: https://zephyrenterprise.ideas.aha.io/ideas

New ideas (feature requests & enhancements) go through the following statuses:

  1. New idea (needs review): New idea submitted by customers pending review by the Zephyr Enterprise Product Team.

    1. Unclear / Needs more information: The request in this idea is not clear and we've requested more information and/or a call to understand it.

    2. Duplicate idea: There is a duplicate idea that has already been entered into the system.

  2. Gathering Interest: The idea has been reviewed and accepted, and has been made public in the Ideas Portal to gather interest from other customers. It will be considered for future releases.

  3. Up Next / Considering: This idea has been promoted and is under consideration for the next releases.

  4. In Design & Development: The idea is being designed/implemented and will be delivered within the next releases.

  5. Coming in the next release: This idea will be available in the next release of Zephyr Enterprise.

  6. Shipped: The idea was shipped and is available for customers.

Other possible statuses:

  • Feature already exists: The functionality that is being requested is already available in Zephyr.

  • Not Aligned: The idea is not aligned with the strategic direction for Zephyr Enterprise, and thus it will not be considered/implemented.

  • Not enough interest: This idea did not gather enough votes.

How we select features

Our new feature development bandwidth is made up from features in the following buckets:

  1. Most voted features from our Ideas Portal

  2. Features aligned to our roadmap themes: Automation, BDD support, and Quality Intelligence (Reporting)

  3. Special needs of our customers