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Using DevOps and Cloud to rapidly respond and scale

BackgroundSPK was contacted by a software company that provides healthcare cost optimization through a web platform. Their mission is to provide customers with a method to reduce spending while maintaining quality healthcare for their employees.  With an expanding...

Reducing Software Deployment Time and Necessary Engineer Effort through Custom Automation and UI Implementation

BackgroundA major fintech and financial services firm implemented Electric Flow (now known as CloudBees CD) for software deployment. The  organization spent too much money on man hours for weekend and overnight hours due to the need for engineers to “babysit” software...
An Overview of PTC Integrity Test Management

An Overview of PTC Integrity Test Management

Major portions of any PTC Integrity Solution are the test artifacts. Many customers when they initially start to look at PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager are generally looking at it as way of managing their requirements, or as a way of maintaining compliance in highly...

What Are The Key Agile and Lean Software Development Practices?

What Are The Key Agile and Lean Software Development Practices?

Agile and Lean Software Development approaches came into favor in the late nineties and beginning of the 21st Century in reaction to the many issues with traditional plan-driven, heavyweight software development processes. However, many of the practices embodied in...

Agile Development in Regulated Environments Part 2: Key Practices

Agile Development in Regulated Environments Part 2: Key Practices

In Agile Development in Regulated Environments -- Part 1: Yes, it can work, I covered the common misconceptions about Agile Software Development -- specifically in highly-regulated industries like medical device. The common myth that regulators would not accept Agile...

Where Does ALM fit into the World of PLM?

Where Does ALM fit into the World of PLM?

Historically, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has its roots in mechanical and electrical engineering, specifically the automotive industry. Its use was pioneered to manage a product (for instance, a car) from inception and on through computer-aided design (CAD),...

PLM: Automate your Product Development Compliance Process

PLM: Automate your Product Development Compliance Process

Developing new and innovative products is essential for companies to survive and thrive -- however safety can never take a backseat to innovation. That is why many companies, like those in the Medical Devices, Aeronautics and Automotive industries, have strict...