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Application Lifecycle Management Series - Part 7

Track: Business Process Connection

Session Number: 170096
Date: Wed, May 10th, 2017
Time: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: 140

Description:

Be sure to add Application Lifecycle Management Series Parts 1-8 to your agenda to make the most of the full day series.

Polarion ALM in BCT's Software Development (20 min)
Thomas Kupferer, Product Manager, BCT Technology AG
In 1994, BCT became a sales and software development partner of product lifecycle management (PLM) specialist Siemens PLM Software. Since then, the partnership has flourished - today BCT is a platinum-level channel sales partner for NX™, Teamcenter®, and Solid Edge® software; a platinum-level software and technology partner, and a certified training and implementation partner. As a software and technology partner BCT offers a wide range of software modules as well as customized software solutions. The software packages include add-ons for NX, Solid Edge, and Teamcenter for re-use, classification and standardization,  quality control and engineering change management, and output management and catalog creation. 

Today's software development and product management team consist of 16 people and is crowing continiously.

Scrum teams work in agile processes, involving customers in an early phase to consequently add value to the various Teamcenter and CAD add-ons.

In order to better support this agile software development cycle BCT decided to introduce the ALM solution Polarion.
The goal was to replace several sub systems with Polarion to eliminate redundancies and improve efficiency and tracebility.

Essential processes like Issue Management, Software Specification and Development, Code Review, Release Management, Build Management, Test Management and Test Automation are covered by the ALM framework.

Software developer manage their work items in a web based and intuitive application. Product owners organize the long-term release planning as well as the product backlogs and sprint backlogs more efficiently. Stakeholders access up-to-date information online and are notified if changes occur.

Quality in the Internet of Things (20 min)
Colin Bull, Principal Consultant, SQS Group

Nowadays, many companies define their digital strategies to allow businesses to benefit from opportunities based on new technologies. These technologies consist of globally-interacting and partially autonomous systems (Internet of Things – IoT) continually gathering a huge amount of information (big data) for real-time control, user feedback and decision-making.

The cyber-physical nature of these systems mean that risk is moved from the cyber space to the physical space where physical assets including humans can be harmed.  The complexity and behaviour of such technology ecosystems reveals new types of risks and needs answers from quality management.

Safety-critical applications and software have traditionally been secure through their inherent lack of connectivity with the outside world, with information being provided by a distributed set of sensors on the product itself. However, the increase in the number of data points from other devices not in control of the device itself makes the quality of the software that performs safety-critical operations subject to outside influence.

In addition to an overview of quality challenges we will discuss how ALM applications such as Polarion with the combination of mature and proven test methodologies, accompanied by Artificial Intelligence, provides a sustainable basis and an additional self-optimising mechanism for quality assurance.

We take the IoT in manufacturing as our example for this overview; however, the principles are the same in other industries. 



 

Sub-Categorization: Application Lifecycle Management
Session Type: Interactive Lecture

Related Industry: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Products and Retail, Electronics and Semiconductor, Energy and Utilities, Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment, Life Sciences, Marine, Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals, Other, All Industries
Learning Objectives: Insights in how BCT is using Polarion in software development and product management to develop value-adding PLM add-ons.

1. The paradigm shifts in Quality Assurance in the era of IOT.
2. Why Quality assurance is underpinned through the use of ALM and Proven methodologies
3. Leading thoughts on using AI for validation of the connected systems.
Applicable Software: Polarion
Pre-requisites: ALM Project managers
Product management
Agile software development
Sub-Categorization: Application Lifecycle Management
Session Type: Interactive Lecture

Related Industry: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Products and Retail, Electronics and Semiconductor, Energy and Utilities, Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment, Life Sciences, Marine, Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals, Other, All Industries
Learning Objectives: Insights in how BCT is using Polarion in software development and product management to develop value-adding PLM add-ons.

1. The paradigm shifts in Quality Assurance in the era of IOT.
2. Why Quality assurance is underpinned through the use of ALM and Proven methodologies
3. Leading thoughts on using AI for validation of the connected systems.
Applicable Software: Polarion
Pre-requisites: ALM Project managers
Product management
Agile software development