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2 hours ago
 

Put your Test Automation on Steroids at STAREAST (virtual)

Polarion Software is a Silver Sponsor of STAREAST, the blockbuster conference on software testing, analysis and review. It’s happening in Orlando, Florida, May 4-9, 2014. Our own Regg Struyk, Polarion QA Product Manager, will be presenting a lively session “Put your Test Automation on Steroids” for the virtual version of the conference.
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2 days ago
 

Morris Medical Monday: Wiki spaces in Polarion MedPack

This weekly series brings medical companies and companies who are related to medical companies useful information about Polarion and Polarion extensions. Last week, we looked at the basic’s of Polarion’s MedPack solution for medical device developers.

Today we will have a general look into MedPack Wiki Spaces.

MedPack Wiki Spaces

In addition to the Help Wiki space, MedPack ships with four pre-defined Wiki spaces, each with a dedicated purpose.

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The figure above shows the relation between the Wiki spaces. The spaces on the left contain pages to analyse Work Items and work progress, while the spaces on the right hand side are entry points for a regulatory view. The latter are especially helpful for notified body employees and auditors, as they provide a view onto the Work Items from the regulatory perspective, using the terms and terminology from the medical and software standards.

The Product Documentation Wiki space shows relevant product information compiled from Work Items and their attributes grouped together in a logical manner. This space has special support for PDF export, so that complete, paper-based documentation can be created with a single click.

The Project Progress Wiki space contains pages that show information with a focus on the overall progress of the project. It supports the management by providing Work Item traceability coverage and review status information.

The Regulatory Records Wiki space gives an entry point to look at MedPack from a regulatory and quality management perspective. It lists all major plans that a software team must provide to be compliant, and provides links to both further documents such as process description or standard operating procedures as well as links to the Product Documentation wiki space. So with just a few clicks, one can proceed from the regulatory top-level-view to the concrete Work Items.

The Process Description Wiki space provides templates for mandatory process descriptions. As these are always company-specific, MedPack does not provide much content here, but these pages are linked from other spaces, especially the Regulatory Records space, so that MedPack and Polarion ALM can be used as the first source and entry point for all aspects of medical software development.

The figure below shows which roles get benefit and will use which Wiki spaces.

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For more information about Polarion’s MedPack visit our Extension Portal using following link:
http://extensions.polarion.com/extensions/31-polarion-alm-medpack-iec-62304

I hope you liked this article and you will visit our Blog again when there is another  Morris Medical Monday article.

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5 days ago
 

Top questions asked by industry analysts about Siemens’ investment in Polarion Software

Since the announcement of the $10 million investment in Polarion Software by Siemens Venture Capital, I’ve briefed 11 analysts from 8 different analyst firms, answering their questions about how it will impact our business. I know they are not the only ones interested in what comes next, so here are the most common questions from these briefings… and of course, our answers. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 week ago
 

Welcome to Morris Medical Monday

Each Monday for the next several months, I’ll be posting useful info for medical device companies on using Polarion and Polarion extensions to streamline development, facilitate compliance, and accelerate time to market.

In our first series of articles we will focus on Polarion´s MedPack, created by our partner Medsoto GmbH. We will get an insight into MedPack and what kind of configuration will be delivered so you can save time and money.

We will start with a general introduction about the MedPack and in the next weeks we will have a deeper look into its components. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 weeks ago
 

Featured Extension: Polarion Work Item Integration with Tortoise SVN

Both new and experienced Polarion users sometimes forget about the over 200 available extensions that augment and enhance the  functionality of our application lifecycle management solutions. So every month for a while, we’re going to shine the spotlight on an extension that can help you get even more from Polarion solutions. This month: Polarion Work Item Integration with Tortoise SVN. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 weeks ago
 

Not sure whether PALM is real? Check out this new Audi.

When we talk about the convergence of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) – we call it “PALM” – you might wonder if it’s just another buzzword. Maybe, but we think not. And if this slick new design from Audi is any indication, it would seem that PALM is not only a reality now, but a wave that’s just starting to build. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 weeks ago
 

Why Classic Software Testing Doesn’t Work Anymore – find out at STARCANADA

Do you test software in a major way? If so, I’m sure you will be interested and intrigued with Polarion’s upcoming presentation at STARCANADA:  ”Why Classic Software Testing Doesn’t Work Anymore”. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 weeks ago
 

Polarion launches new Extensions portal

We are pleased to announce the evolution of  our  Polarion Extension site (formerly “Polarion POP Extensions”) with the launch of our new app facility. The new site is designed for the Polarion user community to easily publish and download valuable extensions that continue to enhance your Polarion ecosystem. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 weeks ago
 

3 Questions Medical Device Manufacturers Should Ask in the Hunt for Better Traceability

By Veijo Inkiläinen, Planmeca Group

Planmeca Group is a leading manufacturer of dental and mammography x-ray imaging and dental care products, with sales in more than 100 countries, since 1971. We make safe medical devices with outstanding clinical performance for patients and users.

Our operation is regulated by medical industry standards such as ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 60601, IEC 62304 and by European Union medical device directives as well as U.S. FDA QSR laws. The Regulatory view to the operation of a medical device manufacturer can be simplified by asking 3 important questions. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 month ago
 

Free Polarion webinars for March: ISO 26262 Compliance and Easier Automotive SPICE Requirements

Polarion Software is attracting increasing numbers of people to the free webcasts and webinars we offer every month that provide valuable insights and practical info for people working in the industries and disciplines we serve with Polarion’s application lifecycle management solutions, often from people working in those areas. One bit of feedback we sometimes get from new attendees goes something like: “I thought the sessions would only be useful if you already use Polarion.” The fact is, you don’t have to be a Polarion user to get valuable take-aways from most of our informational offerings. Take for  example the 2 webinars we have on tap for this month. Read the rest of this entry »