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Requirements/Test Management

Test Management in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

The importance of test management, especially in highly-regulated industries, cannot be overstated. Efficient management of testing requirements leads to safer products, effective production, and satisfied customers. The PTC Windchill Requirements Validation &...

Risk Management in Windchill RV&S (formerly PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager)

An important part of creating any product intended for use in any regulated industry vertical is that the manufacturer should have identified all of the risks involved in using the device. Then, they must have done their best to mitigate those risks before their...
Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 3

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 3

In my previous articles, I discussed how we can calculate trace report metrics, and then gather them into a report. In this report, I am going to discuss how we can gather similar metrics and put them into a chart format. This time though we are going to use a field...

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 2

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 2

In my previous entitled “Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 1” I introduced the out of the box traceability metrics that come with PTC Integrity, and talked a little bit about how they work. In this article I will build on that by showing how you can...

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 1

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 1

In any type of Requirements management or development system, the ability to track metrics on what is being done is an important component of knowing where you are in your delivery cycle. This article will be the kick off in a series of articles that will discuss how...

How to lock down users on your PTC Integrity Server

How to lock down users on your PTC Integrity Server

Recently I was doing some work for a customer, experimenting with allowing limited access to non-Administrator class users using the PTC Integrity Administration client. I discovered that once a standard user gained access to the PTC Integrity Administration client,...

Configuring PTC Integrity to use a Remote FLEXnet License Service

Configuring PTC Integrity to use a Remote FLEXnet License Service

You may want to add a new PTC Integrity development and/or test server to your existing PTC Integrity production environment -- and rather than have separate license files on each server, you want to access the already plentiful licenses on your PTC Integrity...

How to Create Your Own Custom Queries with PTC Integrity

How to Create Your Own Custom Queries with PTC Integrity

Often times when I am using PTC Integrity (now PTC Windchill RV&S), I am performing the same or similar tasks over and over again. By default, PTC Integrity offers you something called your Quick Query where you can save a query and run it over and over again. But...

Is the Windows Phone 8 Ready for the Enterprise?

Is the Windows Phone 8 Ready for the Enterprise?

Is the Windows Phone 8 Ready for the Enterprise? I suppose the short answer would be, 'compared to what?' I've been an Android user, an iPhone user, and now I'm using a Windows Phone 8 -- and I have my gripes about all of them. Of course the real problem is that I...

How to Create ViewSets in PTC Integrity

How to Create ViewSets in PTC Integrity

Within PTC Integrity, a viewSet is a collection of views that persist each time the user opens and closes the PTC Integrity Client. Integrity offers the ability for administrators to pre-configure viewSets for distribution throughout their local user communities....

5 Continuous Integration Best Practices to Consider

5 Continuous Integration Best Practices to Consider

This week we would like to have a look at some continuous integration best practices. The list presented here is not exhaustive, and was inspired by a larger post on the topic at:  http://www.thoughtworks.com/continuous-integration Our purpose is to expand on some of...