Kovair ALM

Kovair ALM is an integrated, collaborative, and mouse click-configurable platform that offers holistic capabilities to all phases of Application Lifecycle Management including Project Management, Requirements Management, Development, and Testing & Quality Assurance. Powered by capabilities like end-to-end traceability and real-time reporting using the data from all phases of the lifecycle, Kovair ALM provides a Single Source Truth for all users involved in each of the lifecycle phases.

Kovair Integrated ALM

Highlights of Kovair ALM

Comprehensive Integrated ALM

Implement a browser-based integrated, collaborative platform to ensure fast paced delivery with quality.

Unified platform

Single platform for managing Portfolio, Projects, Requirements, Design, Coding, Testing, Defects, Risks, Releases and DevOps.

Better governance

Task-based workflow with conditional branching facilitating macro and micro level processes for better governance.

Tailor as per your need

Intuitive interface with mouse-click configurability supporting all your customization needs as per your business demand.

Manage complex projects

Manage complex projects by reusing project configuration, standardization of processes and managing change efficiently.

Complete visibility

Ensure time and quality of delivery through real-time metrics and dashboards with drilldown capabilities using cross tool data.

Immediate Business Benefits

  • Break silos across all stakeholders with browser-based access to a single source of information.
  • Improve efficiency and quality through seamless real-time collaboration through mail-based notifications.
  • Achieve regulatory compliance easily through custom workflows, end-to-end traceability, complete audit trail, versioning, baseline, and custom template-based word documents generated from the application.
  • Stay updated with project progress through real-time data-based reports & dashboards with drilldown capabilities.
  • Manage Risk as integral part of the development process by identifying, analyzing, and defining mitigation strategy at every level.
  • Manage Change efficiently by identifying inevitable change requests with complete insight into the impact of the change.
  • Ensure effective resource utilization through complete project planner and real-time visibility into planned vs actual utilization of resources.

Major Capabilities

Mouse-Click Configurability

Adopt any development methodology like Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban or Hybrid using pre-defined project templates and mouse click customization over a browser-based interface.

  • Create your own Artifacts, Attributes, and Relationship between artifacts.
  • Design your own forms and layouts.
  • Define your own views, filters, reports and dashboards as per your business need.

Traceability

Achieve complete transparency of release cycle and regulatory compliance through end-to-end traceability across the project lifecycle.

  • Configure custom relationships between artifacts and assign cardinalities like One to Many, Many to Many, Many to One through simple mouse clicks.
  • Managing changes that inevitably occur in different phases during application development through a systematic approach for.
  • Get support for proactive and reactive impact analysis based on changes.
  • Facilitate out-of-the-box impact handling flags and mechanism.
  • Find greater visibility to release progress through end to end traceability between artifact records
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Task Based Workflow

Enforce central governance cutting across different phases of project lifecycle through a task-based workflow.

  • Implement governance across all phases of project lifecycle through web-based configurability over a graphical editor.
  • Eliminate manual handoffs between teams in conjunction with tasks and notifications.
  • Implement conditional branching for parallel activities.
  • Implement Delay and Wait nodes for cross phase communication.
  • Monitor workflow progress through behind-the-scene graphical display.
  • Build a prototyping of the designed workflow before publishing.
  • Avail complete workflow edit capabilities during runtime if needed.
Task based workflow

Reports & Dashboard

Facilitate decision making and optimize project execution using detailed analytics and real-time status reports and dashboards.

  • Create customized reports and dashboards as per your business needs with just mouse-click configurations.
  • Enable real-time assessment of project progress through role-based access to reports and dashboards.
  • Monitor dashboard with drill-down capabilities to discover the causes behind the metrics.
  • Improve status reporting across all project assets and tasks.
  • Generate out-of-the-box reports and dashboards for ensuring a secured and reliable code maintainance.
  • View complete list of pending jobs on screen.
  • Facilitate real-time Cost values and schedule performance index through EVM metrics.
  • Use custom template-based Word reports for generating documents like SRS and SSD in accordance with industry standards like IEEE, CMMI, ISO.

Extensibility

Achieve an integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) through Plug-n-Play based integration with other commercial, open source, and inhouse software tools from different areas of ALM, ITSM, and PLM.

  • Use SOA architected proprietary ESB based integration platform.
  • Avail ready integration with 110+ software tools.
  • Use custom connectors for in-house tools based on the APIs exposed by the tools.
  • Extend Kovair ALM capabilities through custom interface and APIs.
  • Integrate Teams, Processes and Tools for achieving success through better real-time collaboration.

Project and Portfolio Management

Manage your project portfolio with multiple programs or business units and projects over a central browser-based interface.

  • Use SOA architected proprietary ESB based integration platform.
  • Avail ready integration with 110+ software tools.
  • Use custom connectors for in-house tools based on the APIs exposed by the tools.
  • Extend Kovair ALM capabilities through custom interface and APIs.
  • Integrate Teams, Processes and Tools for achieving success through better real-time collaboration.

Requirements Management

Effectively gather, parse, approve, and manage various types of requirements effectively and efficiently across the project lifecycle.

  • Import existing requirements seamlessly from Word or Excel documents.
  • Use built-in document round-trip capability for implementing offline changes to requirements outside Kovair ALM interface and seamlessly importing the changes back.
  • Facilitate exchange of data with customers and suppliers through Req-IF.
  • Assign separate review module for stakeholders to review and approve requirements collaboratively over a browser-based interface.
  • Facilitate automated versioning, branching, and merging of requirements.
  • Get complete details related to any change implemented.
  • Integrate with other phases of the project lifecycle for maintenance of risks, test cases, and other artifacts in conjunction with the requirements.
  • Generate formatted documents in Word or Pdf to comply with different industry standard reports.
  • Track progress of implementations made by generating Real-Time reports and dashboards.

Change and Configuration Management

Enable full auditability of your process configuration based on information such as the name of the reviewer, information on the changes made, and the date of implementation of the changes.

  • Track every modification done on artifacts and tasks.
  • Introduce rationality and accountability to the process of gathering and implementing the change requests that happen during project execution.
  • Enable significant reuse-by-reference with the help of capabilities like versioning, branching, merging and baselining of artifacts.
  • Extends the level of control and mitigate risk throughout the entire lifecycle through complete change management.
  • Achieve compliance with various industry standards like CMMI and ISO 26262.

Test and Quality Management

Find all your testing needs on one platform — Test Management, Test Execution, Test Automation through integration, Task Based Workflow to manage the test activities.

  • Creation of Test Cases along with the capability of linking those with Requirements, Change Requests and other artifacts as required.
  • Find capabilities for test case reuse.
  • Organize test cases folder-wise as per organizational need.
  • Facilitate online test execution within the application or offline by exporting to MS Excel and importing it back into the application.
  • Facilitate different types of testing through bi-directional integration with different test tools.
    • Functional Testing Tools: HP QC, RQM, Jira TM, Jira-Zephyr, QA Complete, Test Link, Test Track, Tricentis Tosca.
    • Unit Testing Tools: JUnit, RTRT, XA Tester.
    • Load Testing Tools: JMeter
    • Test Automation Tools: QTP, RFT, MTM, Selenium.
  • Find capability for automatic defect creation on test execution failure.
  • Achieve end-to-end traceability from Requirements to individual test cases and defects.
Test and Quality Management Current Capabilities

Defect and Risk Management

Record and Manage your defects simultaneously with every test failure and relate it to the associated Test Cases.

  • Capture defects as and when a Manual Test Case or test automation script executed in any third  party tool fails.
  • Initiate bug fixing workflow with submission of defects.
  • Analyze, categorize, prioritize, and assign defects.
  • Track defects against test cases and requirements.
  • Identify bugs earlier in the process to ensure better quality in production environment.
  • Find support escalation of defects.
  • Use built-in templates for recording risks using Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) approach and maintaining mitigation plan for every individual risk.
  • Facilitate automatic calculation of risks based on the level of severity.

Build and Release Management

Achieve Continuous Integration, Continuous Build, Continuous Testing, Continuous Delivery, and reduce Time-to-Market.

  • Ensure consistency and integrity of releases through end-to-end traceability from Release to Delivery.
  • Get early feedback on defects with complete audit trails of builds and releases.
  • Facilitate major, minor, patch releases along with hotfix releases.
  • Find complete visibility of the continuous delivery pipeline to ensure proper build and delivery.
  • Receive real-time notification for any build failure and reduces the recovery time.

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