ARD Sternpunkt provides central services for the distribution of content on ARD. In order to guarantee broadcast security and service quality at a high level, the technical systems used for this purpose are subject to ongoing optimisation, which must be effectively tested before productive use. For this purpose, a suitable procedure based on the Jira system already used in-house was to be designed.

sommer + spohr was commissioned to test a Jira configuration (Jira-TM) developed together with Norddeutscher Rundfunk with regard to the specific requirements of ARD-Sternpunkt. In addition, the participants were familiarised with a standardised procedure based on Jira-TM using the specific test management for the upgrade of the in-house video-on-demand solution.

As a result, the test managers were able to gain practical experience with Jira-TM and thus lay the foundation for a standardised test management procedure at ARD-Sternpunkt, which is now to be gradually introduced for all systems.


„Together with sommer + spohr, we implemented a test management solution based on Jira at the ARD broadcasting centre. We are very satisfied with the results we achieved together and were able to thoroughly test our current project to improve the VoD workflows in the ARD broadcasting centre. With the new test management system, we have created a good basis for future projects.“

Kilian Bachmeier, Systemadministrator, ARD-Sendezentrum „Das Erste“
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