I am transitioning the organization towards state of the art mobile, cloud, and data driven medical systems with Agile processes that support new forms of healthcare delivery and user experiences. For me, speed of development and innovation delivery are the new currency in the healthcare digital transformation. Processes and tools that enable us to accelerate development are key to the success of my efforts. CodeBeamer ALM is the best in class of such tools.
I have used several Commercial and In-grown ALM, Requirements Management and Agile project management tools throughout my career: JIRA, VersionOne, Rally, ScrumWorks, PTC Integrity, SharePoint/Project Portfolio Manger, IBM Rational Product, Team Foundation Server, QuickTest Pro, Quality Center.
Every ALM tool usually falls short in one category or the other, or in usability, and I always used to have to complement and integrate multiple tools to fulfill my ALM needs.
CodeBeamer is the best platform I have found that truly allows us to manage all aspects of the application management life cycle process. I am able to manage an entire team of over 250 global engineers working on an entire software portfolio from a single pane of glass. We have implemented the Entire Scaled Agile Framework Process in a highly regulated environment, using Product Portfolios, Multiple Value Stream, Multiple Programs and Release Trains, Dozens of Scrum Team, and I am effectively able to manage all of the activities with a stratified view of the organizational priorities.
Creating workflows and Kanbans is very intuitive, and creating complex associations between different type of objects is very easy to achieve and visualize. The tractability functions are great and a must have if you are in a regulated environment.
I love the the document view for all of my tracker. I can Export Word documents that follow my corporate style-guide right within CodeBeamer. I also like the Wiki and Document Managment Facilities, and the ability to create custom plugins for the wiki. It is a great approach to creating view that are pertinent to each project.
Deploying the tool was really easy, and importing data from previous tools was also a breeze through the import functions and REST Apis. We we up an running in a few days, fully trained the team within a month, and fully operational within a month.
Every-time I show other Business Units within the Company what I have achieved with CodeBeamer, their jaws drop, and immediately want to learn more. We seem to constantly be expanding on the number of licenses being used as everyone want to use the tools for different reasons.
The customer support experience of Intland has beeen excellent for us. My sales rep, is like an extension of my team and she always makes sure to provide feedback to the Intland development team to enhance the product based on my recommendation. I am delighted to see how Intland is quick to produce releases on a short cadences, and many time incorporate suggestions that we have given. They listen as opposed to be in constant sales mode.
All in all, CodeBeamer ALM is phenomenal product, and i cannot be happier with the partnership with Intland.
We had a very good point solution for Agile Management but we needed good integrated tools to be able to do Both ALM and Agile software development. Requirements tracing and exporting documentation that needed be part of submission to the FDA was a problem. We needed to capture customer needs and trace them down to product requirements, down to design, tests, and source code. And Code beamer was the only tool that allowed us to do it a smooth way.
Many to Many relationship of objects and, rracebility of requriements, items associations, document management, wiki, baselining of requierements, test management ( in the way that satisfied the testers), Reporting, Transparency, Ease of Documentation, Ease of extraction and injection of data via APIs to integrate with our DevOps Strategy were essential to our strategy.
We needed a single Pane of Glass for all our process need to reduce complexity and have confidence in the completeness and integrity of our quality records.