POLARION®ALM™

Successful Product Development with invenio as a Siemens Sales Partner

In order to meet the requirements of consumers as well as the advancing digital-based way-of-life, the complexity of new product developments is increasing. This increases the proportion of interdisciplinary influences and thus also the risk of potential errors. With demand-oriented systems engineering and the application of the associated methodologies, together with the use of tools that promote development, such as Polarion® ALM™, nothing stands in the way of successful product development.

What is Polarion® ALM™?

Polarion® ALM™ is a 100% browser-based application lifecycle management solution for defining, testing and managing complex systems. As one of the leading support tools for successful product development, you have permanent insight into the latest development progress with the tool – whether in small teams or with several thousand users. Collaboration can be managed classically with waterfall or V-models, as well as agilely: The tool can be used flexibly and individually to provide you with targeted support for your processes.

Polarion® ALM™ is geared towards you, not the other way round.

Three Central Advantages at a Glance

01

TRACEABILITY

Maintain a complete overview of all artefacts throughout the entire development process of your products. Detailed live reports provide you with a high level of transparency within a very short time – information acquisition in real time.

02

COLLABORATION

Work on a common knowledge base. Workflows and rights structures allow you to control collaboration in detail, even with external stakeholders. The browser-based approach guarantees easy access without additional installations.

03

REUSABILITY

It is not uncommon for 60 to 80 percent of the requirements in different projects to be identical. A simple and transparent reusability function allows you to copy proven specification elements – The result: quality assurance and time savings.

We Are a Smart Expert Partner

As an official and 'Smart Expert' certified sales partner of Siemens with regard to the Polarion® ALM™ platform, invenio stands for the highest tool and consulting competence.

  • We combine method, process and tool competence for your successful and efficient product development.

  • Only when the tool is implemented as a unit with methods and processes does it contribute to increasing quality and productivity. With our competence in systems and requirements engineering, we can help you achieve this.

  • Everything from a single source – as-is analyses, individual adaptations, licences, training and support.

  • Distribution of Polarion® ALM™ licences – we evaluate your needs and advise you on licence types and their scopes.

  • Polarion® ALM™ Customisation – we adapt Polarion® ALM™ to your individual needs and specific environment.

  • Exclusive Polarion® ALM™ plug-ins – you benefit from our proprietary developments that can be integrated into your development process.

  • Polarion® ALM™ training – we ensure the role-specific know-how transfer to Polarion® ALM™.

  • Polarion® ALM™ method training – we sharpen already existing Polarion® ALM™ know-how for a smooth method application.

Learn the basics of Polarion® and find out about our specially designed training offer:

„POLARION IS ...

[...] the first ALM solution certified to ISO 26262/IEC 61508 standards for functional safety by TÜV NORD. With this certification, Polarion is ideally suited for legally regulated product development that meets international standards."
Source: Siemens PLM Polarion The power of Polarion software DE sb.pdf

FAQ Polarion SE

Application Lifecycle Management, or ALM for short, comprises the methods, tools and processes that manage the lifecycle of an application from development to completion. ALM consists of various disciplines that were often separated from each other within the framework of development processes used in the past - such as the waterfall method. For example, there was project management, requirements management, software development, testing, quality assurance, deployment and maintenance. With ALM, by integrating all disciplines, approaches to agile and DevOps development are supported, making team collaboration more efficient. The introduction of ALM also enables continuous delivery of software and updates with frequent releases. To do this, ALM provides a framework for software development and simplifies continuous management of the software: maintenance work, future updates, and application replacement are already taken into account during development. By combining these factors, ALM ensures accelerated deployment, improved workflow visibility, higher quality products, and increased developer satisfaction.

For us, ALM is more than the mere linking of disciplines: In order for you to be successful with your project, it is necessary to align all requirements as well as technical functionality right from the start. A well-organized ALM prevents requirements from being ignored during further development, which leads to high costs and takes up more time. The agility gained through ALM leads to efficient and successful projects - we support you in applying it.

Polarion® ALM™ is a requirements management tool that simplifies the management of requirements for product development projects. The 100 percent browser-based application lifecycle management solution is used to define, test and manage complex systems. As one of the leading support tools for successful product development, the tool gives you permanent insight into the current development progress - whether in small teams or with several thousand users. With Polarion® ALM™, collaboration can be managed both classically with waterfall or V-models, as well as agilely: The tool can be used flexibly and individually to support you specifically in your processes and convinces with its traceability.

To ensure an efficient way of working with precisely fitting processes, we have adapted the existing out-of-the-box solutions within Polarion® ALM™ and extended them for you with customized templates. In our trainings, we support you in understanding the Polarion® ALM™ tool and learning the basics of its use. In addition, we have already created widgets that can be integrated into Polarion® ALM™ for data visualization. invenio also provides a Java library that allows you to access the configuration parameters of projects in Polarion® ALM™ using a simple API when developing your own Polarion servlets.

The more complex the requirements management, the sooner Word or Excel reach their limits in processing. In this case, Polarion® ALM™ offers transparent and traceable requirements management. The use of Polarion® ALM™ is particularly useful for products in a regulated environment, where there are strict obligations to provide evidence of standards or certificates.

The tool specializes in traceability and makes the link between the requirements and the associated tests visible, thus promoting a common knowledge base in the collaboration. Another advantage of Polarion® ALM™ is its reusability: it is not uncommon for 60 to 80 percent of the requirements in different projects to be identical. An intiuitive function allows proven specification elements to be copied.

invenio supports its customers in deciding whether a tool like Polarion® ALM™ makes sense for the project in question.

Polarion® ALM™ offers the following license models:

• Purchase licenses on your own server

•  Rental licenses on your own server

•  SaaS (Software as a service) licenses on the Siemens Cloud. 

The experts at invenio will be happy to advise you on the right Polarion® ALM™ license for you.

Polarion® ALM™ can be installed in a Windows or Linux environment. For the pure installation - without submodules - a duration between 30 and 60 minutes is provided and 8 GB RAM is recommended and a storage capacity of and 40 GB is required.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the installation.

For an even more efficient way of working, Polarion® ALM™ offers the following interfaces in requirements management:

•Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

• Jenkins connector*1

• Development Lifecycle

• Microsoft Azure DevOps Server oder Microsoft Azure DevOps*2

• Atlassian JIRA*2

• External Repositories

• GitLab

• Atlassian BitBucket

• Microsoft GitHub

• SVN

• Low Code Development

• Mendix*3

• Widgets and templates from Polarion-UI are supported

• Extensions that have to be uploaded to the server (plugins, jobs) are not supported

You need another link? invenio supports you in developing individual interfaces, especially for your needs.

Benefit from tool-based support for your product development! Learn more about Polarion® ALM™ and contact us directly.

Your Contact Persons

Ingo Paech

Managing Director

invenio Systems Engineering GmbH
Hermann-Hollerith-Straße 1
68163 Mannheim

Contact me
T +49 (621) 490887-77

Max Posmek

Consultant Systems Engineering

invenio Systems Engineering GmbH
Hermann-Hollerith-Straße 1
68163 Mannheim

Contact me
M +49 (176) 11899262

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