Integrated ALM with Cross Tool Reporting


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Learn how cross-tool reporting in an integrated ALM scenario helps program managers, project managers, designers, developers and testers in project execution.

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Integrated ALM with Cross Tool Reporting

  1. 1. IInntteeggrraatteedd AALLMM wwiitthh CCrroossss--TTooooll RReeppoorrttiinngg Kovair Marketing Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014
  2. 2. Overview • What is Integrated ALM? • How can it be implemented? • What are the benefits of Integrated ALM? • How does it produce better quality of software? • How can we get cross-tool reporting using this? • How does this help in project execution? • What does Kovair offer? Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 2
  3. 3. What is Integrated ALM • Integrated Application Lifecycle Management(ALM) is a totally integrated set of tools and processes that help organizations manage the complete lifecycle of an application development. • It connects different teams, activities, platforms, tools and processes. • It spans from idea generation to the end of the application’s life. Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 3
  4. 4. How Can We Implement Integrated ALM • Point-To-Point Integrations  Best-of-breed multi-vendor tools  Handcrafted integration code between pair of tools  Can not scale to more than a few tools • Single Vendor All-In-One solutions  All tools from a single vendor are pre-integrated  Each integration is based on the vendor’s guideline of usage  The vendor does all the integration  Can not use best-of-breed tools  Less control over integration rules • ALM Integration Middleware  Best-of-breed multi-vendor tools  Adapters/connectors connect the tools to the middleware  Customers can develop their own adapters with available open APIs  Integration rules are defined by the customer Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 4
  5. 5. Benefits of Integrated ALM Data Visibility across Tools See what are you missing Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 5 Traceability between Objects in different Tools Change Management and Impact Analysis Process Automation across Tools Implementing and Enforcing a Consistent processes Dashboards & Reports across Tools Real-time Metrics and KPI of related data from various tools
  6. 6. How Does It Impact Quality • Improve Quality  Provides the right context for every stage of ALM  Ensures code quality and performance throughout the lifecycle process. Quality of work is validated at every stage and defects are caught during the process, instead of at the end of it.  Gain Greater Insight - What is the quality of the current release that we are working on? Which part is not stable yet? What are the corrective actions needed?  Enforces Best Practice Processes across tools and artifacts  Overcomes challenges for Globally Distributed Development – keeps all stakeholders synchronized  Enables collaboration between stakeholders - How do I see my tasks and work items from within my tool; update my progress status and finally complete those?  Provides real-time actionable metrics to take corrective actions  Manages change with confidence; detects impacts on related artifacts automatically and notifies the concerned stakeholders Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 6
  7. 7. Cross Tool Reporting • How does it help in cross-tool reporting  The integration middleware is aware of all events occurring in the tools  The middleware should be able to capture the relevant data from the connected tools  An interface should be provided to create reports based on this data  The reports and dashboards should automatically reflect the current data coming in from the tools • Benefits  All the data are captured live from the systems of records  Reports are based on real-time data coming directly from the tools  No time wasted in manually aggregating data from multiple tools  No scope for human error  The reports are available anytime, anywhere through web access  Allows managers to quickly identify the problem areas Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 7
  8. 8. How Does It Help in Project Execution • Program Manager  Rolled up reports across multiple projects • Project Manager  Live reports with aggregated data from all tools  Exact status of different teams working on different areas  Live actionable metrics for each phase • Designer  Changes in Requirements and Stories become immediately visible • Developer  Full Context (Upstream and Downstream) is available within IDE  Requirements, Stories, Design elements, Test Cases visible in IDE  Changes in artifacts get reflected automatically  Changes in Requirements, Stories, Test Cases get reflected in IDE • Tester  Context should be available easily within Test Management tool  Changes in artifacts get reflected automatically  Changes in Requirements, Stories, Code Files get reflected Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 8
  9. 9. What is the Kovair Solution? • Platform and Services for Integrating Multi-vendor Tools for a Unified Software Development Environment  Integrated View of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tools  Central Repository  Tracking, Reporting and Dashboards • Process Automation  Process Automation across tool boundaries • Integration Technology – Omnibus Integration Platform  Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based Enterprise Service Bus  Connectors for all major tools in the market Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 9
  10. 10. Omnibus Architecture Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 10
  11. 11. Kovair Omnibus Today with 50+ Tool Integrations Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 11
  12. 12. Product Demo Contact Or sign up for a demo on the Kovair website Kovair Software Copyright © 2013-2014 12