Kovair announced that it has brought all the key point applications for an ALM-SDLC implementation in a single package under a single data repository called the ALM Studio. These include the Requirements Management, Test Management, Defect/Issue Management, Release Management, Risk Management and Project Management. This is a fully configured Applications Suite with best practices work flows for Requirements review and approval, test planning, development test execution and defects resolution. Additionally, Kovair's flexible and configurable work flow and the configurable application entities allow the users to configure it for their specific needs irrespective of the development methodology they are following whether it be the traditional Waterfall, Iterative or Agile.
With Kovair's proven Omnibus Bidirectional Integration Middleware, the ALM Studio has been integrated for all the popular development IDEs like Eclipse, Microsoft Visual Studio and the Rational Application Developer allowing the developers to continue to work in their familiar environments and yet have complete access to all the artifacts for Requirements, Test Cases and Defects from the ALM Studio. With Kovair's further integrations with its Omnibus for Configuration Management tools like Subversion, Clearcase, Perforce and TFS, developers can trace their source code to requirements and defects providing end to end traceability. For testing, the testers can build test scripts in tools like the HP Quick Test Pro (QTP), the Rational Functional Tester (RFT) and execute them automatically from the Test Lab in the Kovair ALM Studio. Any other test automation tools can also be integrated with the Kovair Test Lab through the Omnibus.
For Project Management; task management, time management, resource analysis and allocation, what if analysis, Gant charts and Dashboard capabilities are all built into the ALM Studio. The ALM Studio comes with multiple types of integrated reporting and dashboards for key project metrics and status