Blog about Polarion Events

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This blog contains articles about recent events related to Polarion as well as technical discussions and solutions. Polarion (https://www.polarion.com/) is a unified platform for Requirements, Quality and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).


Polarion User Group - conference - 2018, Germany

Date: 8 February 2018. Time:09:00-17:15.
Place: Munchen, Germany, MTU Aero Engines, Dachauer Str. 665, 80995 München
Duration: 8 hours.
Language: English.
Audience: 25 people + watching online.

Ways to Attend:
1. Personally - visit the meeting:MTU Aero Engines, Dachauer Str. 665, 80995 München, Germany
MTU Aero Engines business premises
2. Skype - join remote: https://join.skype.com/flQCFu1RBwHU

Websites: www.XING.com - Polarion User Group

GARANTIS IT Solutions Ltd. takes active part in organizing the event and presenting some information/sharing experience about Polarion projects.

This Conference is a good chance for users of Polarion to share experience, find solutions, learn new ways to solve common tasks, to find out about the future plans for Polarion ALM product.

Agenda:

TimeActivityPresenter
08:30-09:00 Check-inGuido Lange & Siemens representative
09:00-09:15 OpeningChristian Kettl on behalf of MTU Aero Engines, München. Guido Lange on behalf of Polarion User Group
09:15-09:40 Ziele, Arbeitsweise, Arbeitsgruppen, Veranstaltungen des Vereins Tim Behnke, President (1. Vorsitzender), PLM Benutzergruppe e. V.
09:40-10:00 Aussprache und Abstimmung: Soll die Polarion User Group eine Arbeitsgruppe im PLM Benutzergruppe e. V. werden?
10:00-10:25 Requirement based testing in Polarion Lars Thordsen, Danfoss Drives, Gråsten, DK
10:25-10:50 10 years Polarion at Sartorius – A journey to PDLC Thomas Schink, Sartorius Lab Instruments, Göttingen
10:50-11:15 Polarion as issue tracking system: experiences, pros & cons Guido Lange, cip alpha, Heidenheim
11:15-11:40 Practical usage of tips & tricks in Polarion
Ideas how to improve life of Administrators
[PDF download]
Konstantin Klioutchinski, Garantis IT Solutions, Berlin
11:40-12:05 Making the move from Wiki & Velocity to AM-TOOL Roland Nguyen, cip alpha, Heidenheim
12:05-12:45 Guided tour through MTU Museum
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:00 Collection of and discussion on questions and problems when using Polarion ALM
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:15 Roadmap for Polarion ALM 18 and 19
- strategic feature portfolio of Polarion ALM (next production year and partially also beyond)
- strategy and plans regarding Polarion ALM features and tailoring for dedicated industries like automotive, medical etc.
- recent enhancements and further plans for LiveReport Pages/Widgets
- performance and scalability enhancements and plans
Radek Krotil, Siemens Industry Software, Prague, CZ
16:15-16:30 New test execution interface (early access feature) Katerina Cernikova, Siemens Industry Software, Prague, CZ
16:30-17:00 Polarion integrations to other Siemens products Derek Piette, Siemens Industry Software, Pleno, Texas, USA
17:00-17:15 Feadback, Good Bye

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Polarion User Group - conference - 2017, Germany

Date: 11 July 2017. Time:11:00-18:00.
Place: Stuttgart, Germany, SISW/Polarion, Kesselstraße 19, 70327 Stuttgart
Duration: 6 hours.
Language: English.
Audience: 50 people + watching online.

Ways to Attend:
1. Personally - visit the meeting:Kesselstraße 19, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany
Siemens Industry Software business premises
2. Skype - join remote: https://join.skype.com/hDrmYjCf8tk4

Websites: www.XING.com - Polarion User Group

GARANTIS IT Solutions Ltd. takes active part in organizing the event and presenting some information/sharing experience about Polarion projects.

This Conference is a good chance for users of Polarion to share experience, find solutions, learn new ways to solve common tasks, to find out about the future plans for Polarion ALM product.

Agenda:

TimeActivityPresenter
11:00-11:15OpeningGuido Lange & Siemens representative
11:15-11:45Future of Polarion UXJan Stawarczyk
11:45-12:30Polarion Release NewsRadek Krotil
12:30-13:15Lunch Break
13:15-14:00Polarion Customization at Vorwerk (presented in 2016 at PLM-Europe).
Analysis of old project “Looking Back after 1 year”,
ideas for the new projects – What we would do different/better.
Mistakes & Solutions/Recommendations.
Konstantin Klioutchinski
(GARANTIS IT Solutions Ltd.)
14:00-14:30Variant ManagementDaniel Höllisch
14:30-15:15HIL Test RoundtripRoland Nguyen
15:15-15:45Coffee BreakRadek Krotil
15:45-16:30Integration ALM/PLM. Questions from real projects.
What are we looking for?
Andreas Deuter &
Konstantin Klioutchinski
(GARANTIS IT Solutions Ltd.)
16:30-16:45Wish List, Change Request & Best Pracitce DataDaniel Höllisch
16:45-17:15Problem collection
17:15-17:45Ad-hoc anwers to top problems
17:45-18:00Feadback, Good Bye.

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Polarion ALM in IoT project - seminar - 2017, Belarus

Date: 16 February 2017. Place: Belarus, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics

Official website: Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR)

The event is organized by GARANTIS IT Solutions Ltd. and BSUIR, department of Computer Systems and Networks.

This seminar was a good chance for students of BSUIR university to learn about Requirements Managements in modern Internet-of-Things (IoT) projects. Polarion ALM was presented as a universal Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution, which allows powerful requirements management using workitems, links, documents and reports.

The seminar was presented in Russian language in BSUIR, city of Minsk, Belarus. Duration: 2 hours.
Audience: 150 people.

Topics discussed:
- "strict" requirements management & "strict" planning in Industial projects versus more "flexible" approach in open source community
- challenges in modern IoT projects due to increasing complexity of eco-systems (muliple embedded devices, cloud computing, regulations- and security- requirements)
- Polarion ALM as universal modern Application Lifecycle Management tool (ALM)
- Polarion ALM as part of "Digital Factory" vision (described by Siemens during PLM-Europe-2016)
- example of IoT project managed completely in Polarion ALM
- questions & answers, free-talk about challenges in modern software projects

About BSUIR:
Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) - is the leading technical university in Belarus. It provides state-of-the-art study programmes in IT, radio electronics, infocommunications and digital economy. The eductaion in BSUIR is and intencified mix of mathematics, phisics and comuter science subjects. Graduates of BSUIR are working around the world in leading software companies. They also work in local Belarus silicon valley, famous by such world-known companies as Viber.com, EPAM.com, Wargaming.net.


Polarion User Group - 2017, Germany

Date: 24 January 2017. Place: Germany

Official website: XING Polarion User Group

The event is organized by Polarion User Group.

This meeting of Polarion Users and representatives of Siemens is a good chance to learn about new features of Polarion and to exchange technichal information.

The meeting started at 15:00 and finished at 19:00. You could take part in the meeting by visiting ASK office or remotely via Skype/Phone.

Topics discussed:
- MS Project Integration
- Performance of Polarion
- Security
- How to find information you need? Improving documentation for API, Wiki Pages programming
- Time limit for Requirements
- Branching of LiveDoc and the WorkItems, which are inside the LiveDoc


PLM Europe - Siemens PLM Connection 2016, Berlin, Germany

Date: 17-19 October 2016. Place: Berlin, Germany

Official website: http://www.plm-europe.org/plmeurope.html

The event is organized by Siemens.

The 3-days Conference will be split into topics:
- Application Lifecycle
- Lifecycle Collaboration
- Product Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Simulation & Test
- Knowledge
- Round Table Discussions

GARANTIS IT Solutions is planning to attend this event and make presentation about managing Feature-Driven-Development projects in Polarion.


Polarion Workshop 2016 - Review

Date: 25 May 2016. Place: Eindhoven, Netherlands

The half day workshop "Requirements Management, Test Management, Unified Application Lifecycle" gave an overview of Polarion capabilities, including hands-on experience of using Polarion. Participants had a chance to work with Work Items, Links and basic Reports.

Howerver half a day is not enough to demonstrate all functionality of Polarion and to go into deep discussions of Process (high level) or Specific Functions (low level). Therefore it is recomended to watch online videos for each topic or ask for additional Demo/Pilot project to get deep understanding of the Polarion ALM tool.


Polarion User Conference 2015 - Review

    Date: 14 October 2015. Place: Stuttgart Airport Business Center

    The event took place in Stuttgart on 13 October 2015, with about 200 participants. It was the 5th Polarion User Conference.

    The Agenda included speaches by many Polarion partners, as well as interesting insight presentations by Polarion speakers, such as Jiri Walek, VP Product Management and Nikolay Entin, VP Research & Development.

    Main News

    - Parametrization of Test Cases in Polarion. It will allow to reuse test scenarios.
    - Polarion Software as a company successfully passed two audits, which reviewed the following areas: 
      1. General Organizational Information
      2. High-level Product Demonstration
      3. General Information/Quality Management System
      4. Software Development Lifecycle Processes
      5. Code Escrow
      6. Coding Standards Process
      7. Testing Strategy
      8. Release Management Procedures
      9. Configuration Management
     10. Software and Application Security
     11. Training
     12. Maintenance
      

    All presentations could be grouped by topics listed below.

    Topic: insight into Polarion concepts and strategy

    • by Jiri Walek from Polarion Software, "Solution speech: Polarion Approach on Quality Assurance"
    • by Jiri Walek from Polarion Software, "Polarion 2016 Preview and Early Access"

    Topic: concepts of ALM and Requirements Management

    • by Michael Azoff from Ovum, "Keynote: ALM-PLM Integration with Software-Rich Engineering"
      Covered topics of: 
       - Software Security Development Lifecycle (SSDL), 
       - Product Lifecycle Management, 
       - Metrics used to measure success in relationship to the business 
        (Revenue, Employer Satisfaction, Customer Satisfaction, Frequency of Releases, 
         Defect Rate, Progress on Budget, etc).
      
    • by Dale Gillibrand from Siemens UK, "EARS - Easy Approach to Requirements Specification"
      Covered topics of "How to define and write requirements".
      Offered simple rules to identify "Good Requirements". Requirement shall be:
       - Necessary
       - Implementation Independent
       - Unambiguous
       - Complete
       - Singular
       - Feasable
       - Verifiable
       - Correct
       - Conforming
      
      EARS stands for Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax.
      It describes what the system shall do as a black box.
      What it shall do at the identified boundary of the system.
      
      EARS limits the use of natural language by guiding authors towards 1 of 5 basic templates:
      - 3 are used to capture normal behaviour;
      - 1 is used to express unwanted behaviour;
      - 1 is used to capture optional features.
      
      EARS Patterns
      
      
      Pattern NamePattern
      UbiquitousThe < system name > shall < system response >
      Event-DrivenWHEN < trigger > < optional precondition > the < systemname > shall < system response >
      Unwanted BehaviorIF < unwanted condition or event >, THEN the < systemname > shall < system response >
      State-DrivenWHILE < system state >, the < system name > shall < system response >
      Optional FeatureWHERE < feature is included >, the < system name > shall < system response >
      Complex (combinations of the above patterns)

    Topic: current trends (for example new IOT standard Industry4.0)

    • by Stefano Rizzo from Polarion Software, "Iot & Industry 4.0 Predictions"

    Topic: specific projects implemented using Polarion

    • by Matthias Stursberg from Vaillant GmbH, "Polarion along the mechatronic V-Model to improve function development"
    • by Fabien Grellier from PagesJaunes, "Release accelearation by combining Agility, Requirements and Continouos Delivery"
    There were not many Polarion screenshots on the screen. Newcomers not familiar with the tool would not have a chance to understand how Polarion works. The basic knowledge would be better to get from online presentations hosted by Polarion at www.polarion.com and www.youtube.com

    References



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