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Case Study: PTALife’s 10 Years With Spira


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A tutorial by Dennis Hassloecher, presented at InflectraCon 2019, in Cincinnati, OH on September 10, 2019

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Case Study: PTALife’s 10 Years With Spira

  1. 1. 10 years of PTALife A long-term experience with SpiraTeam @Inflectra | #InflectraCon
  2. 2. Dennis Hassloecher Managing Director, DATIS Member of the Board, PTA
  3. 3. How it started 2010 Re-engineering project (migrating 2 Mio. LoC Cobol to Java) with - 3 development tracks (16 FTE developers) - 2 test teams (6 FTE tester) - 5 business analysists Tool stack - Enterprise Architect - Time recording - Subversion
  4. 4. First integration SpiraTeam used as ALM-Tool and Nightly batches for - Requirements - Time entries
  5. 5. Efficiency-enhancing aspects from PTA-Life Use of the specific know-how other offices Better availability for part-time employees Use for educational projects Capacitive improvement Cross project staffing Motivation of PTALife  Increasing need for intensive cooperation between the offices, e.g. due to increasing efficiency pressure
  6. 6. Requirement Management Project ManagementTime Recording Software Development Environment, Configuration Management PTA Life Eclipse Visual StudioSubversion SpiraTeam Team Foundation Server SpiraTeamEnterprise Architect TIM Configuration database and Configurator Integrative Approach of PTA-Life
  7. 7. TIM Reporting TIM Production PTA Life Configuration SpiraTeam Cost unit structure Order Order Position Task Defines the relevant view quantity of all hourly entries. TimSpiraSynch Configuration Time recording system Configuration Management Tool Definition Project Example: Time data  SpiraTeam
  8. 8. Where we are now 120+ projects 350 users 10-15 new projects per year 0,2 FTE to manage all this
  9. 9. What we love about SpiraTeam Great support and their responsiveness Openness to share new functionality and knowledge Easy upgrades through versioned API Ever developing UI Listening to the needs of users
  10. 10. Future of PTALife
  11. 11. Our plans for PTALife Continuously evolving by integration of new tools. Used as show case for our customers
  12. 12. Tools of PTA-Life Time recording TIM Design of Requirements EA Planning and Documentation of tasks and incidents SpiraTeam TFS Web Configurator Planning Tool Transmission of conducted times for individual tasks Transmission of approved requirements
  13. 13. Interfaces: Model => Management-Tool EA File EA Database PTA Life Configuration SpiraTeam Assumption Modell Defines the transfer rules for requirements EaSpiraSynch Configuration Modelling Tool Configuration Management Tool Definition Project Export out of SVN