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Synchronization and Migration between ALM Tools – The Value Propositions

(Recorded - May 8, 2014)

Synchronization and Migration between ALM Tools – The Value Propositions

Application development has become more tool dependent with time. More and more organizations are using best-of-breed ALM tools from multiple vendors for their globally distributed teams.This has posed several challenges in terms of team collaboration, cross-tool visibility, end-to-end traceability, process automation and consolidated reporting.

Predictive Metrics in Integrated ALM

(Recorded - March 6, 2014)

Webinar on Predictive Metrics in Integrated ALM, click to view this webinar

Integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is fast gaining popularity in the Application Development community. More and more organizations are opting for robust integration solutions to enhance the quality and productivity of their teams. The ability to have a tightly integrated ecosystem of best-of-breed multi-vendor tools has many benefits – consolidated reporting and real-time metrics being one of them.

 

Benefits of Automating IT Service Management Operations

(Recorded - December 19, 2013)

Webinar on Benefits of Automating IT Service Management Operations, click to view this webinar

IT Service Management (ITSM) is practiced by all organizations having Human and IT Resources such as hardware -servers, desktops / laptops, scanners / printers, switches / routers and software -operating systems, application software, security / anti-virus software. Small organizations which have less number of resources, manage their ITSM operations manually and uses excel sheets and word documents to capture operations data. Medium and Large organizations use tools to manage their IT Service Management Operations.

 

Increase Productivity with MS Outlook Integration for Application Development

(Recorded - November 28, 2013)

Microsoft Outlook happens to be one of the most popular Email applications. It also includes Task Manager and Contact Manager. Outlook is basically a Personal Information Manager that comes with Microsoft Office Suite. Developers, analysts, testers and other people associated with application development process usually communicate through emails, especially when the team is distributed over various geographic locations. An option to add Requirements, Defects or Change Requests directly from Outlook can be handy.

 

Integrated ALM with Cross-Tools Reporting

(Recorded - September 26, 2013)

In today’s software development world – Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) can no longer be complete without integrating the tools used to manage different phases and artifacts. Now that Integrated ALM is fast becoming the norm in the industry, it is important to look at the real benefits that we can get from this scenario. One of the major benefits of Integrated ALM is the ability to produce reports and dashboards based on the current data coming in from all the ALM tools that are integrated. Normally this is a formidable task if you are using a mix of tools from different vendors.

 

Integrated ALM – Automation beyond a single vendor toolset

(Recorded - March 07, 2013)

Application Lifecycle Management covers the full lifecycle of an application starting from conceptualization to building, deployment, and maintenance. Throughout this lifecycle, various tools are used to manage the activities associated with the application. As project teams get distributed globally, keeping all these tools connected and synchronized becomes a challenge. Single vendor solutions comprising of complete ALM suites provide an ecosystem of connected tools to address this need. However, you can no longer use the bestofbreed tools for each area. Also, for project teams spanning multiple cost centers and organizations, it is often not feasible to adopt tools provided by a single vendor.

 

Agile Implementation Basics

(Recorded - November 21, 2012)

This webinar by Kovair Software focused on understanding the basics of an Agile Methodology and the use of relevant tools for software development.
While Agile has been around for several years and more and more organizations are implementing it, not all of those who get started meet with success. It is therefore necessary to understand the success factors in the adoption of Agile before its implementation.

 

This webinar presented these aspects as well as provide highlights of how the Kovair ALM Solution is equipped to help organizations adopt it successfully.

 

Ensuring Software Quality through Multi Tools Integrations

(Recorded - September 27, 2012)

Development of software applications should ensure quality standards and adherence to best practices and consistent processes across the entire SDLC. Enterprises are using expensive tools to manage their project life cycle or product development efforts. They are still struggling to achieve a "single point of truth" for achieving excellent quality output. Integration of the tools involved is one of the major hurdles in achieving the benefits of consistent quality parameters and collaboration across various third party tools for an enterprise. Enterprises have carried out point-to-point integrations between enterprise applications with long and expensive deployment cycles. Integrations between cross-vendor tools are the critical elements of success of this quality delivery strategy. Kovair´s ESB, the Omnibus Integration Platform, offers an implementation of integrations among multi-vendor, multi-platform and multi-location tools 24x7 over the web.

 

This webinar will discuss how the return on your existing ALM/SDLC tools investments such as Requirements Management, Test Management, Test Automation, Configuration management and Issue Management can be improved considerably with Enterprise Service Bus technology.

 

Process Excellence in IT Service Management

(Recorded - August 24, 2012)

IT Service Management is a technical service, implying that a business is successful only when customer is satisfied. Understanding the pulse of the customer and customer's business requires an approach with an attitude to excel. It is not just reading what is written in black and white in the Service level Agreement (SLA). Today, it is common to hear of dissatisfied or lost customers, but still the whole delivery team emphasizes more on the word "technical" instead of "Service".

 

Sitting on the other side of the fence in customer's shoes, one realizes that maximum portion of the SLA is defined by the IT Service Provider. Subsequently, Somehow the SLAs are deemed to be met and one expects "delighted customers" with "continuous business revenue".

 

Therefore, a re-look into all aspects of delivery, starting from "defining of offering" to "Pre sales", "Sales", "Service design", "Service transition", "Service delivery" and "Service testing" is essential. Today, "Service Testing" is not a mandatory compliance against frameworks / standards.

 

How to effectively manage ITIL Compliant IT Services for Customers

(Recorded- June 28, 2012)

IT Service Management (ITSM) has become more relevant today as organizations have become global and distributed over multiple locations. ITSM classifies organizations into two types:

 

This webinar will help attendees understand:

  • Overall ITSM scope
  • Key ITIL process areas
  • Best practice business process workflows for ITIL processes
  • Service Catalogs, key reports and dashboards
  • Challenges of setting up ITSM Solutions
  • Large Enterprises- These organizations have numerous internal IT users who operate from different geographical locations in a 24x7 environment. These users can become more productive and competitive if their Service Requests, Incidents, Problems and Changes are addressed and resolved promptly using a centralized ITSM Solution.
  • Service Providers- They provide services to their customers who operate from multiple geographical locations under different time-zones. In order to provide services to the Customers within stipulated SLAs, the Service Providers need a mechanism to define and manage multiple Accounts and Service Plans, and link Service Plans with Accounts and Services.

     

    This webinar aims at sharing Kovair's experience in setting up 100% web-based ITSM Solution for integrating and automating various ITIL v3 process areas.

 

Implement End-to-End ALM SDLC

(Recorded- May 23, 2012)

This webinar demonstrates a complete end-to-end ALM/SDLC integration scenario using the following multi-vendor tools - Salesforce.com, Requisite Pro, Eclipse, Visual Studio, ClearCase and Quality Center.

 

 

 

 

Key Learning Areas:

  • Why do we need integrated tools?
  • What are the problems of point-to-point integrations?
  • What is the Kovair Omnibus Integration Platform?
  • What are the benefits of integration using the Kovair Omnibus?
  • How does it actually work? – live demonstration of multiple integrations

 

Sharing Kovair Experiences in Developing OSLC Based Integrations

(Recorded - April 20, 2012)

Kovair has built an OSLC Wrapper around its Omnibus Integration Platform that enables all the tools already integrated to the Omnibus to be exposed as OSLC Service Providers. Any OSLC enabled Consumer tool like IBM RTC and RRC can now connect to variety of ALM tools including HP Quality Center, Microsoft TFS, SharePoint and Atlassian Jira through OSLC linking. This webcast will focus on a technical overview of the Kovair OSLC project and the experiences by the Kovair team in developing, debugging and testing the OSLC Service Provider. It will include a discussion on the challenges faced by the team during implementation and tips on how to tackle them.

 

IBM Jazz Users: OSLC enable your multi-vendor ALM tools, now!

(Recorded - March 14, 2012)

Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC - http://open-services.net) is a community creating open specifications for interactions between tools. IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) tools like Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) and Rational Quality Manager (RQM) have built-in support for OSLC but many other leading ALM tools providers are yet to come up with OSLC support. However, you don't need to wait for this to happen as Kovair now provides an OSLC wrapper built around its Omnibus Integration Technology that enables a wide range of multi-vendor ALM tools to be connected.

 

Cloud Integration in Three Steps Using the Kovair Enterprise Service Bus – ESB

(Recorded - September 8, 2011)

Integration is one of the major hurdles in achieving the benefits of cloud computing for an enterprise. Integrations between cloud applications and enterprise legacy applications as well as between cloud based applications themselves are the critical elements of success of this strategy. Enterprises have carried out point-to-point integrations between enterprise applications with long and expensive deployment cycles. Kovair's ESB, the Omnibus Integration Platform offers a code-less implementation of integration among multi-vendor multi-platform multi-location applications over the cloud. Learn the three simple steps to achieve this without the need for additional services using out-of-the box Adapters/Connectors for popular enterprise applications.

 

HP Quality Center and QTP Users: Integrate with multi-vendor tools for seamless ALM/SDLC Traceability, Analytics & Project Management

(Recorded - June 9, 2011)

Among Development teams, HP Quality Center (QC) is a popular test management tool. With built-in integration with Quick Test Pro (QTP) it can manage and execute both manual and automated testing. QC’s support for Requirements and Defects management provides its users a single point solution for managing Requirements to Test cases and Test cases to Defects Traceability. However, many groups use other development tools for various critical functions like Requisite Pro for requirements management, Jira for defect tracking, Eclipse for coding, ANT for build and Perforce for configuration management.

 

Visual Studio and TFS Users: Work with these Microsoft Tools and Integrate with Others You Own

(Recorded - April 14, 2011)

Development teams using Microsoft Visual Studio integration and TFS or planning to acquire them often need integrations with other development tools from various vendors like, Requirements Management – Requisite Pro, Test Management - HPQC, Configuration Management -Perforce integration or Subversion. In this webinar, using Kovair’s Omnibus Integration Platform Technology an actual demonstration of integrated ALM will be shown. The webinar demonstration will include multi-vendor tools integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and TFS. In addition, the unprecedented productivity enhancements of such integrations will be discussed.

 

Importance of Process in IT Service Management-ITSM

(Recorded - March 2, 2011)

The success of IT operations depends on well-defined processes and enforcing them consistently. However, enforcing an IT process manually is tedious and prone to errors. Well-defined and optimally implemented processes help organizations achieve Continual Service Improvements-CSI for various IT service areas such as Service Requests, Incidents, Problems and Change Management.

Learn from Josephine Smith of Northrop Grumman how she and her team implemented ITSM processes at Northrop.

Sky Basu, CTO of Kovair will discuss the success criteria of ITSM processes implemented using Kovair’s industry leading visual process engine, the Omniprocess as an example.

 

ALM – The Agile way with Kovair

(Recorded - January 19, 2011)

This webinar will discuss and demonstrate the adoption of Agile methodology for ALM. Many ALM tools are constrained to one or possibly two development methodologies and/or frameworks. In the Agile implementation space, although the key concepts are somewhat consistent, the way they are implemented can vary. What is required is an ALM tool that allows for an Agile Team to manage a project or set of projects that can have:

• Agile Developers around the planet working across multiple projects • Deliveries spread across multiple teams • Agile Developers using various tools for managing, developing, testing and reporting across many projects that need to talk to each other • Backlog shared across multiple projects requiring refactoring.

 

Kovair Omnibus Integrations with Best of Breed Tools from all Major ALM Vendors

(Recorded - December 10, 2010)

Integration is one of the major hurdles in achieving the benefits of cloud computing for an enterprise. Integrations between cloud applications and enterprise legacy applications as well as between cloud based applications themselves are the critical elements of success of this strategy. Enterprises have carried out point-to-point integrations between enterprise applications with long and expensive deployment cycles. Kovair's ESB, the Omnibus Integration Platform offers a code-less implementation of integration among multi-vendor multi-platform multi-location applications over the cloud. The following three steps achieve this without the need for additional services using out-of-the box Adapters/Connectors for popular enterprise applications.

 

Managing Requirements, Test and Issues with the Kovair ALM Studio

(Recorded - October 27, 2010)

The recently introduced Kovair ALM Studio product is a very comprehensive single repository web based product for managing requirements, test, issues, risk and release as well as IT Project Management. In this webinar, you will learn how to manage these multiple artifacts in a single tool with a desired process workflow implementation and very comprehensive test implementation. Some integrations with tools such as Quick Test Pro for automated testing will also be demonstrated.

 

Cost Effective IT Service Management on the Cloud

(Recorded - September 15, 2010)

Service Management for Help Desk to Incidence to Problem to Change Management has been traditionally carried out with Enterprise Service Bus at high costs for procurement, continued maintenance and consulting service dollars. New web based multi tenant tools from many companies now offer better and more complete products that are accessible 24X7 globally over the Cloud and are ITILv3 compliant. They provide configurable process workflows for escalation management, better SLA computation capabilities and governance rules that are easy to upgrade or change. So, why not consider a change and better yet, make the change without investing multi thousands of dollars? Adopt the Cloud /SaaS delivery model and get moving in days to this new and extremely cost effective value proposition. Your CFOs will love you for this! We will show you how?

 

Integrate Existing ALM/SDLC Tools to Improve ROI Significantly

(Recorded - May 27, 2010)

This webinar will discuss how the return on your existing ALM/SDLC tools investments such as Requirements Management, Test Management, Configuration and Release Management can be improved considerably with Service Bus Integrations of these and other point tools. Learn the ten benefits of Integrated or End to End ALM/SDLC that are achieved with the Service integration bus. The webinar will also cover the three methods for achieving integrations and why a positive case can be made for Service Bus Integrations Platform! Who should attend? Senior developers and systems architects, People in charge of ALM/SDLC tools selections for their organizations, Development and QA Managers and Directors as well as Project Managers for ALM.

 

Integrated ALM Platform Supporting Java Development Ecosystem

(Recorded - March 17th, 2010)

This webinar will present how to implement Application Lifecycle Management best practices in Java development using an SOA architecture-based integration Bus and open source tools like the Eclipse IDE, JUNIT for test, ANT for software build and SVN for source code management. The webinar will explain how developers, testers and managers can use their own preferred tools environment to accomplish their primary activities while sharing information and collaborating throughout the software lifecycle phases.

 

Citizen Developers on the Cloud

(Recorded - January 27, 2010)

This webinar will review the state of the art in today’s Applications Platforms available on the Cloud. It will explain to business users the various options available to them to quickly develop applications without much help from their IT departments or Development organizations. They will be empowered to chart their own course in creating powerful applications in hours that can run on the corporate or external Cloud infrastructures. A must-attend webinar for anyone who wants to create applications they never thought possible on their own!

 

Why Implement ITIL Based IT Service Management

(Recorded - October 28, 2009)

IT Service Management is one of the most important functions, in any technology organization, that can result in a huge improvement in terms of how your customers view your services. However, establishing effective IT Service Management can be difficult. Most companies rely upon the ITIL v3 framework for guidance on best practices and how to successfully implement IT Service Management. Please join us for our webinar, "Why Implement ITIL Based IT Service Management?" to learn how you can successfully establish effective and robust IT Service Management in your organization!

 

How to Achieve Collaborative Development with Tools Integrations

(Recorded - September 16, 2009)

Learn how multi vendor tools can be integrated to create a collaborative development Ecosystem using Kovair's Enterprise Service Bus - "the Omnibus" and built-in "Omniprocess." A live demo of integrations with Requisite Pro, HP Quality Center, Perforce SCM and Microsoft Sharepoint will be shown.

 

Requirements Traceability and Reuse

(Recorded - July 23, 2009)

In this one hour Webinar learn four of the core concepts of Requirements Management – Traceability, Versioning, Baselining and Reuse of Requirements. Kovair’s CTO Sky Basu will show how a Requirements Management group can achieve multiple levels of Traceability for Requirements, Test and other artifacts using Kovair’s Requirements Management Tool and how to achieve Reuse of Requirements. He will demonstrate various types of graphical representations of traceability and Baseline version diagrams.

 

How to Cut Development Costs with Process Automation and Tools Integration

(Recorded - March 11, 2009)

For most companies, there is a wealth of untapped opportunities to cut costs from their development projects which do not get focused on when the times are good! However, when the economic climate turns the way it has recently, all avenues have to be examined to cut costs and improve efficiencies. When development groups are geographically distributed globally and many different tools being used is the order of the day, inefficiencies are rampant! This webinar will show you how integrating existing tools in a single and transparent ecosystem and enabling them with process automation will considerably enhance efficiency, improve productivity and delivery times, cut travel and communications costs, reduce management overhead and bring total visibility for cost reduction!

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