Kovair ALM Studio

An integrated ALM platform to develop software with better quality and reduced cost

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What is Kovair ALM Studio

Kovair ALM Studio is an integrated, collaborative, and mouse click-configurable platform that offers holistic capabilities to all phases of Application Lifecycle Management including Project Management, Requirements Management, Development, and Testing & Quality Assurance. Powered by capabilities like end-to-end traceability and real-time reporting using the data from all phases of the lifecycle, Kovair ALM Studio provides a Single Source Truth for all users involved in each of the lifecycle phases.
Kovair ALM with capabilities like task-based workflow coupled with notification and business rules, enables organizations to implement and enforce a centralized governance across all the phases of a project lifecycle. This leads to elimination of manual handoffs between teams, cost reduction, process automation across various lifecycle phases, and enhanced product quality by ensuring compliance with different industry standards.

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Key Highlights of Kovair ALM Studio

  • Centralized Web-Based Interface for all phases of Application Lifecycle Management.
  • Task Based Workflow Engine featuring visual drag-and-drop workflow designer cutting across all phases and tools for better governance.
  • End-to-End Traceability offering complete view of forward as well as backward traceability (linking) of artifacts — belonging to different lifecycle phases — from Kovair application or from other external tools integrated with the ALM platform.
  • Unified platform for managing portfolio, projects, requirements, design, coding, testing, defects, risks, and releases.
  • Efficient resource and project planning
  • Extensibility through REST APIs
  • Mouse Click Configurability Over Browser Based Interface.
  • Configurable Business Rules with E-mail based notifications.
  • Real-time reports and dashboards for easy view of metrics across all application lifecycle phases and tools.
  • Controlled change management with proactive and reactive impact analysis.
  • Automated Versioning and Audit trail for achieving different development standards
  • Integration with 90+ tools from different vendors and phases of ALM, ITSM, & PLM

Immediate Business Benefits

  • Break silos across all stakeholders with browser-based access to a single source of information.
  • Increase 25% to 30% productivity with role-based access control, notification and business rules.
  • Use out-of-the-box templates along with capability of customization for adopting Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban or any other development methodology as per your business need.
  • Find unified solution for managing projects, resources, requirements, coding, testing, and release.
  • Improve quality and achieve regulatory compliance through end-to-end traceability and audit trails.
  • View Real-Time Reports and Dashboards with Drill-Down Capability for achieving better predictability, planning, and prioritization.

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Major Capabilities

Mouse-Click Configurability
Adopt any development methodology like Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban or Hybrid using pre-defined project templates and mouse click customization over a browser-based interface.

  • Create your own Artifacts, Attributes, and Relationship between artifacts.
  • Design your own forms and layouts.
  • Define your own views, filters, reports and dashboards as per your business need.
Traceability
Achieve complete transparency of release cycle and regulatory compliance through end-to-end traceability across the project lifecycle.

  • Configure custom relationships between artifacts and assign cardinalities like One to Many, Many to Many, Many to One through simple mouse clicks.
  • Managing changes that inevitably occur in different phases during application development through a systematic approach for.
  • Get support for proactive and reactive impact analysis based on changes.
  • Facilitate out-of-the-box impact handling flags and mechanism.
  • Find greater visibility to release progress through end to end traceability between artifact records
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Task Based Workflow
Enforce central governance cutting across different phases of project lifecycle through a task-based workflow.

  • Implement governance across all phases of project lifecycle through web-based configurability over a graphical editor.
  • Eliminate manual handoffs between teams in conjunction with tasks and notifications.
  • Implement conditional branching for parallel activities.
  • Implement Delay and Wait nodes for cross phase communication.
  • Monitor workflow progress through behind-the-scene graphical display.
  • Build a prototyping of the designed workflow before publishing.
  • Avail complete workflow edit capabilities during runtime if needed.
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Reports & Dashboard
Facilitate decision making and optimize project execution using detailed analytics and real-time status reports and dashboards.

  • Create customized reports and dashboards as per your business needs with just mouse-click configurations.
  • Enable real-time assessment of project progress through role-based access to reports and dashboards.
  • Monitor dashboard with drill-down capabilities to discover the causes behind the metrics.
  • Improve status reporting across all project assets and tasks.
  • Generate out-of-the-box reports and dashboards for ensuring a secured and reliable code maintainance.
  • View complete list of pending jobs on screen.
  • Facilitate real-time Cost values and schedule performance index through EVM metrics.
  • Use custom template-based Word reports for generating documents like SRS and SSD in accordance with industry standards like IEEE, CMMI, ISO.
Extensibility
Achieve an integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) through Plug-n-Play based integration with other commercial, open source, and inhouse software tools from different areas of ALM, ITSM, and PLM.

  • Use SOA architected proprietary ESB based integration platform.
  • Avail ready integration with 90+ software tools.
  • Use custom connectors for in-house tools based on the APIs exposed by the tools.
  • Extend Kovair ALM Studio capabilities through custom interface and APIs.
  • Integrate Teams, Processes and Tools for achieving success through better real-time collaboration.

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Project and Portfolio Management
Manage your project portfolio with multiple programs or business units and projects over a central browser-based interface.

  • Manage your projects, and releases with complete transparency irrespective of the methodology type — Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, Hybrid. 
  • Align your business strategies with individual programs and projects.
  • Monitor on-screen for resource availability, resource workload, and project calendar.
  • Facilitate resource sharing and resource leveling across multiple projects.
  • Use Scheduler for creating and managing project schedule.
  • Create Built-In Tasks and Timesheets  offering real-time visibility to planned vs actual data.
  • Generate Earned Value Management — EVM metrices for better Time and Cost Management  of a project.
  • Get centralized view of project health at portfolio level.
Requirements Management
Effectively gather, parse, approve, and manage various types of requirements effectively and efficiently across the project lifecycle.

  • Import existing requirements seamlessly from Word or Excel documents.
  • Use built-in document round-trip capability for implementing offline changes to requirements outside Kovair ALM Studio interface and seamlessly importing the changes back.
  • Facilitate exchange of data with customers and suppliers through Req-IF.
  • Assign separate review module for stakeholders to review and approve requirements collaboratively over a browser-based interface.
  • Facilitate automated versioning, branching, and merging of requirements.
  • Get complete details related to any change implemented.
  • Integrate with other phases of the project lifecycle for maintenance of risks, test cases, and other artifacts in conjunction with the requirements.
  • Generate formatted documents in Word or Pdf to comply with different industry standard reports.
  • Track progress of implementations made by generating Real-Time reports and dashboards.
Change and Configuration Management
Enable full auditability of your process configuration based on information such as the name of the reviewer, information on the changes made, and the date of implementation of the changes.

  • Track every modification done on artifacts and tasks.
  • Introduce rationality and accountability to the process of gathering and implementing the change requests that happen during project execution.
  • Enable significant reuse-by-reference with the help of capabilities like versioning, branching, merging and baselining of artifacts.
  • Extends the level of control and mitigate risk throughout the entire lifecycle through complete change management.
  • Achieve compliance with various industry standards like CMMI and ISO 26262.
Test and Quality Management
Find all your testing needs on one platform — Test Management, Test Execution, Test Automation through integration, Task Based Workflow to manage the test activities.

  • Creation of Test Cases along with the capability of linking those with Requirements, Change Requests and other artifacts as required.
  • Find capabilities for test case reuse.
  • Organize test cases folder-wise as per organizational need.
  • Facilitate online test execution within the application or offline by exporting to MS Excel and importing it back into the application.
  • Facilitate different types of testing through bi-directional integration with different test tools.
    • Functional Testing Tools: HP QC, RQM, Jira TM, Jira-Zephyr, QA Complete, Test Link, Test Track, Tricentis Tosca.
    • Unit Testing Tools: JUnit, RTRT, XA Tester.
    • Load Testing Tools: JMeter
    • Test Automation Tools: QTP, RFT, MTM, Selenium.
  • Find capability for automatic defect creation on test execution failure.
  • Achieve end-to-end traceability from Requirements to individual test cases and defects.
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Defect and Risk Management
Record and Manage your defects simultaneously with every test failure and relate it to the associated Test Cases.

  • Capture defects as and when a Manual Test Case or test automation script executed in any third  party tool fails.
  • Initiate bug fixing workflow with submission of defects.
  • Analyze, categorize, prioritize, and assign defects.
  • Track defects against test cases and requirements.
  • Identify bugs earlier in the process to ensure better quality in production environment.
  • Find support escalation of defects.
  • Use built-in templates for recording risks using Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) approach and maintaining mitigation plan for every individual risk.
  • Facilitate automatic calculation of risks based on the level of severity.
Build and Release Management
Achieve Continuous Integration, Continuous Build, Continuous Testing, Continuous Delivery, and reduce Time-to-Market.

  • Ensure consistency and integrity of releases through end-to-end traceability from Release to Delivery.
  • Get early feedback on defects with complete audit trails of builds and releases.
  • Facilitate major, minor, patch releases along with hotfix releases.
  • Find complete visibility of the continuous delivery pipeline to ensure proper build and delivery.
  • Receive real-time notification for any build failure and reduces the recovery time.

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