ALM: A tool for IT Project Managers

By TahaB

ALM for Project Managers & Executives

The role of a project manager is to monitor, measure, and report on the development team’s work and performance continuously, against set goals and targets. Having the entire software development lifecycle data in a single unified repository helps a great deal. Polarion ALM‘s cutting edge business intelligence features help facilitate management decisions, providing valuable insights into development processes – whether you are a project manager working on the team level, or an executive worried about higher level business aspects.

Configurable Kanban boards allow for day-to-day task management, allowing project managers to oversee activities and identify bottlenecks. Burndown charts and granular release statistics help support future effort (time and cost) estimation. Traceability is recorded automatically, while various QA & testing features help ensure the high quality of the end product. Project managers can stay on top of all activities, and investigate any delays or issues immediately.

What makes Polarion ALM so special among integrated ALM tools is that in addition to giving project managers a powerful management tool, it also offers all stakeholders and executives the ability to monitor KPI alignment, performance, and product quality.

Business benefits of monitoring ALM processes:

  • Reduce development time and costs via performance monitoring

  • Identify and resolve bottlenecks in development processes

  • Build higher quality products by managing the QA process within a single tool

  • Ensure smooth collaboration between teams, as well as various levels of management across functional boundaries

ALM: The Source of Truth

Polarion ALM allows you to setup and create custom reports for any and all data captured within its unified repository, for any period of time throughout the software development lifecycle allowing informed decision making based on real data. Preparation for compliance audits is simplified and automated: simply pull a report on traceability, risk management activities, QA, or any other aspect of your software development lifecycle.

Polarion ALM’s reporting functionality lets you set up custom queries to filter for any data throughout the lifecycle, and allows you to visualize the data using built-in charts, enabling real-time data analysis. Reports are automatically kept up-to-date at all times and may be simply shared or exported to support decision-making on an ongoing basis.

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