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1 day ago
 

Agile Development Best Practice in Regulated Industries Based on Polarion Customer Success Stories

In a recent recorded webinar by Forrester’s Principal Analyst and Vice President, Diego Lo Giudice, we learned how modern application delivery trends and agile best practices can be applied to the complex development challenges in compliant industries at a high level.

Polarion has been successfully supporting agile methodologies in complex, regulated development environments for the last 10 years, and we’ve collected critical success factors from Polarion’s customer base in a new white paper titled “Achieve Software Development Agility in Complex, Regulated Environments.” Read the rest of this entry »

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3 days ago
 

Faulty Ignition Switch Issue – Cause of Multiple Deaths and a $2.6M GM Recall – is Getting Personal

According to an online posting by the New York Times last Thursday, the General Motors engineer often identified as responsible for the faulty ignition switch linked to as many as 32 deaths said “I did my job the best I could” in his first public comments since GM recalled 2.6 million cars to address the defect early this year. I can’t help thinking that yes, he probably did… but his tools were probably just not up to the demands of today’s complex, software-embedded cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 days ago
 

Morris Medical Monday: Work Item Type “Risk Control Measure”

Welcome back to Morris Medical Monday: a weekly series for medical device development companies (and companies who are related to such companies), providing some useful information about Polarion solutions and Polarion extensions.

Today we will continue on the subject of Polarion’s MedPack extension, and have a look into MedPack’s Risk Control Measure Work Item type.

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1 week ago
 

Tech Tips & Tricks: Find all Requirement Work Items that are not refined yet

Welcome to another installment in our series of tips and tricks from the Polarion Software Technical Support team, in which we share solutions we provided to customers for real-world use cases that. The same tips might help you too, or others on your team. Let’s look today at how to find “top-level” Requirement type Work Items that are not yet refined by linking to another Requirement with a refinement relationship.   Read the rest of this entry »

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1 week ago
 

Can Polarion’s All-In-One Unified ALM Solution And Integrations Coexist?

Have you ever played “the telephone game”? The one where there’s a group of people, and somebody whispers a message to one person, who whispers it to another, and so on around to the last person. That last person invariably receives a different message than the first one, sometimes with a totally different meaning! When I was a child I looked forward to the final result because it was always funny. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 weeks ago
 

Morris Medical Monday: Work Item Type “Problem Report”

Welcome back to Morris Medical Monday: a weekly series for medical device development companies (and companies who are related to such companies), providing some useful information about Polarion solutions and Polarion extensions.

Today we will continue on the subject of Polarion’s MedPack extension, and have a look into MedPack’s Problem Report Work Item.

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2 weeks ago
 

Forrester Research Shares Agile Requirements and Testing Best Practice for Regulated Industries

Forrester’s Principal Analyst and Vice President, Diego Lo Giudice, recently collaborated with Polarion on an exceptionally well received webinar titled “Agile Requirements And Testing For Continuous Software Delivery” (now available online… details at the end of this post).

In his presentation on October 30, 2014, Diego shared valuable information on modern application delivery trends and how they can be applied to the complex development challenges in regulated industries. He set the stage by stipulating that compliance and complexity represent a hurdle, but not a barrier, to successful agile development practices, and that such practices are becoming mission critical to enable innovation at ever accelerating speed across the board. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 weeks ago
 

Improve Product and Software Development by Integrating ALM and PLM (Part 4 of 4)

In Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series, I talked about the need for companies to begin integrating the management of their product and software development, the business benefits of such, and an overview of the general levels of integration of ALM and PLM.

In this final segment, I’ll present the use cases that can drive the integration.
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3 weeks ago
 

Morris Medical Monday: Work Item Type “Integration Test”

Welcome back to Morris Medical Monday: a weekly series for medical device development companies (and companies who are related to such companies), providing some useful information about Polarion solutions and Polarion extensions.

Today we will continue on the subject of Polarion’s MedPack extension, and have a look into MedPack’s Integration Test Work Item type.

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3 weeks ago
 

How to Balance Software Requirements and Testing Needs

Traditional software engineering often separates the software requirements and testing processes. However, best-in-class development mandates integration of testing with requirements. Could you use some solid, practical tips on how to achieve this? If so, this free on-demand webinar might be helpful to you. Read the rest of this entry »