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2 days ago
 

An Insight to Truth

For some time document management, PLM, and ERP systems have been banging the drum of becoming the company single source of truth.  I would like to take a different approach and discuss the data management from a framework of an insight to truth. This approach is agnostic to where data is stored, and specific to how it is defined, processed, and presented to stakeholders for management of the product. The following is a flowchart of a typical company risk management process. (I will present a comprehensive view of Medical Device Risk Management in an upcoming blog post.)

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3 days ago
 

Evolution of DevOps and ALM

There certainly is a continual convergence of industrial products, processes, and embedded software. The explosion of IoT devices has only accelerated a collision between software and quality.

We see more media reports about it, and what is interesting is that even traditional industries are facing a deluge of bad press from product recalls and delays — such as the massive inventory of software defects for the controversial US military F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, bank customers unable to access online accounts, and auto airbag sensor glitches all resulting from software issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 days ago
 

Morris Medical: RiskPack Data Type “Device Element”

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

Today we will discuss the subject of Polarion’s RiskPack extension, and have a look at RiskPack Data Types.

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7 days ago
 

What You Can Learn From Peyton Manning to Accelerate Your Software Development

At first glance, you likely may not notice many parallels between software development and dodging 300-pound men trying to tackle you. A closer look, however, reveals common elements between what Peyton Manning accomplishes for the Denver Broncos and what you can do to improve your software development.

The San Francisco Bay Area, from San Francisco to San Jose, is enchanted by Super Bowl 50 this Sunday – and the Polarion office in Alameda is no different, as we look ahead to Super Sunday. Before we jump into that, however, let’s take a brief look back at how the Broncos topped the Patriots. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 week ago
 

New Business Opportunities Created By Embedded Computing

Embedded software is becoming even more important in product development, leading innovation in connected and engineered products.

Although embedded software presents new business opportunities, there are also development and security complexities that must be addressed. More functionality is needed to support new and differentiated products, with demands on price, performance, size, and time to market are accurately discussed.

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1 week ago
 

Polarion is “the Solution” For Cercacor: Success Story

Biotechnology company Cercacor found Polarion Software to be the ideal “solution” for helping internal teams, with Cercacor choosing both Polarion ALM and Polarion QA to accelerate its business needs.

Cercacor looked for a more efficient way to create and manage QA activities. The quality assurance group previously used spreadsheets and documents for testing activities, but there was a need for a central repository, more transparency, and traceability. Using Polarion QA allowed for the team to avoid largely needing to alter internal processes, in addition to being able to track testing activity workflow.

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2 weeks ago
 

Morris Medical Monthly: RiskPack Data Type “Risk Control Measure”

Welcome back to Morris Medical Monthly: a recurring series for medical device development companies – and companies who are related to such companies – providing useful information about Polarion solutions and extensions.

Today we will discuss the subject of Polarion’s RiskPack extension, and have a look at RiskPack Data Types.

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2 weeks ago
 

Extra Widgets For Polarion ALM

Open source is a key to the software development these days – and Polarion knows that fact very well. Subversive – Subversion Team Provider for Eclipse is a Polarion-sponsored project which is not only free to use, but everyone can look at its sources and contribute through the Eclipse project. Polarion Extension Portal lists many extensions which are free to use and are shipped with sources included, and a lot of them were authored by Polarion. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 weeks ago
 

Polarion REQUIREMENTS: Solving Difficult Requirements Management Problems

Software development is now more complex than ever, with increased lines of code, demand for smart connectivity, and limited time to resolve post-launch issues. Poorly defined requirements often can lead to software product failures, displaying a clear lack of traceability and accountability across development teams.

Requirements take different forms based on an organization’s size, processes (or lack thereof), and project workload, but requirements management must be at the forefront of development and manufacturing. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 weeks ago
 

Morris Medical: RiskPack Data Type “Sequence of Events”

Welcome back to Morris Medical: a eries for medical device development companies – and companies who are related to such companies – providing useful information about Polarion solutions and Polarion extensions.

Today we will discuss the subject of Polarion’s RiskPack extension, and have a look at RiskPack Data Types.

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