Archive for the ‘Agile Development’ Category

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1 year ago
 

Webinar: 7 Things to Remember as you Move to Enterprise Agile

Organizations now face even tougher competition, forcing enterprise developers to rapidly create – and support – innovative software. Following the agile methodology provides better software at a faster pace, but embracing Enterprise Agile can be an extremely difficult process.

To learn more, we invite you to an upcoming webinar hosted by Jiri Walek, Vice President of Product Management of Polarion Software.

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1 year ago
 

7 Steps to Embracing Enterprise Agile

There is tough competition in the enterprise business world, as developers need to constantly create innovative software. The ability to embrace Enterprise Agile helps your team deliver better software – and at a much faster pace.

Choosing Enterprise Agile provides: “the opportunity to finally have the full benefit of Agile adoption and forget all, or at least some, of the delusions they had with Agile on the team level.”

Successful adoption is a difficult task, however, and there is plenty of room for improvement.

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1 year ago
 

Polarion Enterprise Agile: Bridging the ‘Speed vs. Compliance’ Gap

Today’s tough competition means that enterprise developers have to rapidly produce innovative software. Agile methods and approaches have a proven record of delivering better software at a faster pace.

But… and it’s a big “but” in regulated industries, many enterprises must also meticulously document everything they do in order to demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards. The result is a Speed vs. Compliance gap. It’s a bit like having to drive a sports car with the parking brake half engaged.

Let’s face it – when you have to be compliant, you’re never going to be agile in the same way as a business that doesn’t. But your competitors have the same problem. So anything you can do to become more agile can amount to a significant competitive advantage. And that’s where Polarion Software’s lifecycle management solutions can really help you deliver the goods.

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2 years ago
 

How Agile Development and Compliance Can Live Together in the Enterprise

Like many Polarion customers, medical device market leader NantHealth is the result of several companies merging to maximize strengths and synergies to better compete globally. These mergers resulted in multiple point tools and solutions vying for attention, budget, and control. Managers quickly realized that these process and information “silos” created significant disconnects and inefficiencies, constraining innovation and problem solving, introducing errors, and slowing time-to-market.

Photo: Todd HenryTodd Henry is the senior director of product development at NantHealth. He and his colleagues quickly understood that the new “combined” company needed to grow as one unified organization, accelerating delivery of high quality products, while maintaining constant compliance with FDA regulations. In their quest for a better way, Todd and his team found Polarion and discovered that Polarion solutions could take them further and faster than they had first imagined.

In our newest premium on-demand webinar, Todd Henry delivers valuable insights, practical tips, and lessons learned applying Polarion solutions at the enterprise level to be both agile and compliant in the highly regulated medical device industry.

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2 years ago
 

Continuous Delivery Vs. Application Release Automation (Guest Blog: OpenMake Software)

Continuous Delivery (CD) is a process, not a solution. Continuous Delivery is an extension of  Continuous Integration (CI). When a software update is saved to the version repository, the Continuous Integration workflow is triggered to execute steps that may include the calling of a script to compile code into binaries (Continuous Build), followed by a script to deliver the binaries to a list of servers (Continuous Delivery). In some cases where the production environment is made up of only a small set of servers, the Continuous Integration process may support production deployments, but in most organizations CI is used mainly by development and testing teams. When someone states they are doing Continuous Delivery, they are saying that they use their CI process to execute a deployment script. (more…)

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3 years 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.” (more…)

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3 years 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. (more…)

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3 years 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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3 years ago
 

Kanban the Polarion Way (Part 2) – Using Polarion with Kanban

In this second of a 2-part series, I will show you how Polarion’s Tier 3 support uses Polarion with Kanban in conjunction with our Polarion ALM system to effectively manage  hard-to-predict team workloads.

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3 years ago
 

Kanban the Polarion Way (Part 1) – What is “Kanban”?

In this first of a 2-part series I will share some basic info about the Kanban method. The second part (stay tuned) will show you how the Tier 3 support team at Polarion Software R&D uses Kanban in conjunction with our Polarion ALM system to effectively manage hard-to-predict team workloads.

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