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2 days ago
 

Morris Medical Monday: Polarion MedPack Resolution Values

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 where we left off for the summer season on the subject of Polarion’s MedPack extension, and have a look into MedPack’s Work Item Resolution Values.

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5 days ago
 

7 Steps to Meeting ITAR Requirements With Polarion

Lately, we’ve had an increasing number of inquiries about whether or not Polarion’s solutions are ITAR certified. The good news is that Polarion Software® doesn’t need ITAR certification to help regulated companies automate and accelerate their certification process. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 week ago
 

OH NO – My Car Has Been Hacked!

As you know, software and hardware are converging at a breakneck pace. Functions in products like cars and planes that were once controlled mechanically are increasingly being controlled by software. There are benefits to be derived from this of course, or it wouldn’t be happening. But as with almost everything technology delivers, new benefits come with new risks. Having one’s computer hacked is not something any of us would want, but we would most likely survive it. But what if our software-controlled car were to be hacked?
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1 week ago
 

Improve Software Quality With Code Review in Two Simple Steps

Code reviews help spread knowledge, catch bugs in advance and reduce technical debt. Together with test-driven development or pair programming they can greatly increase code quality and maintainability. We are in no way sorry for implementing it in our R&D team, and we use it while developing Polarion.

So now that you are convinced that code review is what you must have, the question is: how to approach it? There are various tools for various version control systems, but you have Polarion and would like something integrated. Or you want to start quickly and maybe transition to something more robust later. In this article, I’ll show you how to do code review in just two simple steps based on our experiences.
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2 weeks ago
 

Achieve Functional Safety and Compliance with ISO 26262, Automotive SPICE, and CMMI While Driving Innovation At Top Speed

If you’re working in the automotive industry or related industries today, you’re surely aware of the record level of auto recalls this year. Stories such as this one in the Los Angeles Time abound: http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80592571/.

The integration of software into embedded systems is the predominant accelerator of increased functionality and advancement in the Automotive industry. But the increasing complexity that comes along with it is taking its toll. How can OEMs and suppliers mitigate risk while keeping their foot on the accelerator of innovation?  Read the rest of this entry »

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2 weeks ago
 

Painless dental self-repair? What’s not to like!

Ever on the lookout for tidbits in cyberspace that relate to our core solution areas, we came across this encouraging article about a new tooth decay treatment device that allows teeth to repair themselves painlessly without drilling or injections: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/16/fillings-dentists-tooth-decay-treatment

Are we ready for this? Does a polar bear like ice floes? Read the rest of this entry »

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3 weeks ago
 

Tech Tips & Tricks: Querying across Documents for unlinked Work Items

Here’s another 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 query to discover unlinked Work Items across Polarion LiveDocs.
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3 weeks ago
 

Enterprise vs. Developers: How Can ADLM Tool Vendors Conquer the Divide?

There are two conflicting (or at least contradictory) viewpoints in the market for application development lifecycle management (ADLM) tools. There is enterprise management that needs to comply with regulations and so wants exert a high degree of control over development. There are developers who want to be self-organizing. Can vendors of ADLM tools bridge this seemingly unbridgeable gulf? I believe they can, and here’s how… Read the rest of this entry »

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3 weeks ago
 

Online Short Course: Requirements Management with Polarion LiveDocs

Are you taking your first looks at Polarion REQUIREMENTS and wondering “Where do I start with this?”. Or maybe your company already has Polarion, and you have new teams or team members who need to get up to speed with requirements management? Either way, our online short course Requirements Management with Polarion LiveDocs™ is a good resource for newbies. Even Polarion veterans might discover a new trick or two. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 weeks ago
 

Increase Productivity using Polarion Connector for Salesforce

Fully integrated ALM with CRM provides enhanced value to your organization and its customer base. IMHO, here are the key reasons you should be using an integrated system:

  • Improved transparency by linking information throughout  the software development lifecycle.
  • Improved workflow will provide productivity increases and in turn bring about better implementations.
  • The ability to deliver faster with reduced development cycles.
  • Experience  a new level of customer satisfaction through adoption of  development best practices that align with customer requirements.

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