Within Polarion every change to every artifact is tracked providing accountability and defensibility making it possible to trace the genesis of any and all variants. As such determining the potential impact of change across the spectrum of all software variants, including impacts on release timelines, development artifacts, workflows and test plans are made easy.
Polarion’s open architecture and robust APIs are available to Polarion VARIANTS. Open APIs allow for extensions to the variants management solution to meet specialized needs. Breaking down silos and barriers to ensure collaboration between internal and external teams regardless of tool sets, removing adoption obstacles and ensuring smoother projects.
At Polarion’s core lies a centralized repository allowing for not only source code management, but also the management of each and every development artifact, from requirements, to verification procedures, to project plans and tasks, ensuring everything is stored and version controlled, which allows for reusability to be maximized beyond just software code to encompass all development artifacts. Polarion VARIANTS exploits this repository as an asset base of reusable elements, which are combined according to the feature model for a given software variant.
With Polarion VARIANTS, all development artifacts including workflows become both reusable and combinable according to the features present in a software variant. Workflow automation ensures that no steps are missed or bypassed, even with increasing numbers of variants no matter how subtle the distinctions. Polarion VARIANTS provides process dynamics that are based upon a variant’s requirements and which automatically adjust as the variant feature combinations are modified.