Integrated Application Lifecycle Management

What is Integrated ALM?

Integrated Application Lifecycle Management(ALM) is a totally integrated set of tools and processes that help organizations manage the complete lifecycle of an application development. It connects different teams, activities, platforms, tools and processes.It spans from idea generation to the end of the application’s life.

Kovair Integrated ALM

How Does it Impact Product Quality?

  • Provides the right context for every stage of ALM
  • Ensures code quality and performance throughout the lifecycle process. Quality of work is validated at every stage and defects are caught during the process, instead of at the end of it.
  • Helps you gain Greater Insight into the project
  • Enforces Best Practice Processes across tools and artifacts
  • Overcomes challenges for Globally Distributed Development – keeps all stakeholders synchronized
  • Enables collaboration between stakeholders
  • Provides real-time actionable metrics to take corrective actions
  • Manages change with confidence; detects impacts on related artifacts automatically and notifies the concerned stakeholders

How Does it Help in Cross-tool Reporting?

  • Reports are based on real-time data coming directly from the tools
  • No time wasted in manually aggregating data from multiple tools
  • Easy interface to create customized reports based on data
  • No human error. Reports and dashboards reflect automatic data flow
  • The reports are available anytime, anywhere through web access
  • Allows managers to quickly identify the problem areas

How Does It Help in Project Execution

Project Manager

Project Manager

  • Live reports with aggregated data from all tools
  • Exact status of different teams working on different areas
  • Live actionable metrics for each phase

DesignerDesigner

  • Changes in Requirements and Stories become immediately visible
  • Cross-tool visibility and accessibility from IDEs like Eclispe or Visual Studio

DeveloperDeveloper

  • Requirements, Designs, Test Cases, Defects from a single repository
  • Integrated development environment resulting in better team collaboration
  • End-to-end traceability of artifacts from within preferred tool

TesterTester

  • End-to-end support for test & defect management
  • Integrated Test Management Framework for cross-tool visibility
  • Support for automated testing through tools like Selenium & QTP

Kovair Integrated ALM – What does it offer?

Requirements ManagementRequirements Management

  • Provides multiple mechanisms to gather Requirements – Direct Entry,Email, via Integration with other tools, from corporate website, direct import from Word or Excel
  • Facilitates collaborative review of requirements
  • Allows reusing of Requirements and its related artifacts without copy/paste
  • Provides in-built modeling capability
  • Supports Bi-Directional Traceability with Proactive and Reactive Impact Analysis
  • Enables users to generate custom template based document generation for compliance
  • Support for versioning – Creation, Viewing Differences, Merging
  • Provides Excel like batch update facility
  • Allows users to know the Who, When and What of changes
  • Supports Baseline
  • Formatted output to Word, Excel, PDF

Development ManagementDevelopment Management

  • Provides Bi-directional integration with Eclipse, RAD, VSTS Developer
  • Provides Plug-ins for Eclipse, RAD, VSTS to view artifacts in other tools
  • Allows to establish traceability with other artifacts
  • Facilitates sending of notifications on pending items
  • Enables creation of cross tool relationships from the IDE

Test Management
Test Management

  • Allows creation of Test Cases traceable to requirements in the system
  • Imports Test Cases from Excel
  • Facilitates Test Cases approval in collaborative manner
  • Supports reusing a Test Case as part of another Test Case
  • Allows managing both manual and automated tests
  • Manages multiple versions of test runs for each Test Case and test script
  • Automates test scheduling and running Test Cases in batches
  • Automates defect capturing from failed Test Cases into Kovair or other repository
  • Seamless bi-directional integration with HP QC, QTP, RQM, RFT, MTM, Selenium, & Test Link
  • Reflects results of automated scripts executed in tools like QTP & Selenium
  • Provides Real time reports and dashboards reflecting status of test cases
  • Provides traceability with other artifacts of ALM

Issues ManagementIssue/Defect Management

  • Allows real-time defect monitoring thus increasing transparency and predictability on quality
  • Provides multiple Input Methods to Capture Issues
  • Allows to establish traceability with other artifacts
  • Enable users to prioritize defects for resolution
  • Allows escalation based on the age of defects
  • Allows automatic creation of defects from failed test cases
  • Provides Bi-directional integration with JIRA, Bugzilla, TFS, RTC, Clearquest

Project ManagementProject Management

  • Provides ability to schedule resources as per work load
  • Facilitates a full blown scheduler for project planning
  • Allows users to generate Earned Value Management metrics
  • Enables real-time monitoring of planned vs actual data
  • Provides Integration with MS-Project and Outlook
  • Enables users to view the project calendar and track the progress

Task ManagementTask Management

  • Gives upfront visibility to the users on their pending tasks
  • Provides capability of entering timesheet against task
  • Allows users to create Queued task or individual task based on business scenario
  • Provides the capability of rolling timesheet level data up to project level

Risk ManagementRisk Management

  • Allows to monitor real-time status and measurement of Risk
  • Provides the capability to establish traceability with other artifacts
  • Project level visibility of risk importance, type and status

Release ManagementRelease Management

  • Gives capability of managing different types of releases
  • Provides the capacity of configuring and controlling the entire release workflow
  • Enables users to monitor the progress of the release on a real-time basis

Document ManagementDocument Management

  • Gives the capability of arranging documents in Windows like folder structure
  • Provides the provision for folder level permission based on user or roles