codeBeamer ALM a powerful tool
Basically, unites the whole process of software development, from conception of the idea to realization, to QA, to release, to bug fixing, etc.
codeBeamer ALM is extremely customisable; it covers all aspects of ALM; requirements, software architecture, computer programming, software testing, software maintenance, changes, continuous integration, project management, and release management; allows multiple teams, geographically dislocated, to seemingly work on the same project; tracks every single activity in the process; has a good potential for writing good Wiki pages; has placeholder for technical documentation; practically every tracker type item has comments, attachment, description, etc.; well established links between trackers, downstream references; customisable automation, say you can generate downstream task when system requirements change to a state; completely configurable state diagrams, etc.; excellent testing framework, test cases, test sets, test runs, etc.
As with every system, the value of it depends on how much you put into it; but IMHO codeBeamer ALM has a very high potential to give you exactly what you need from an ALM tool; say there is integration with SVN, etc.; there is a danger of overcomplicating, but that is the price of very flexible customisation; if you design your process well, you should be OK, etc.
Good for the whole software development lifecycle with documentation
Overall I liked the product very much and it did grow very good in regards to modern UI over the time I used it. In regards of feature richness it had been very mature already when I started using it.
Highliy flexible and customizable. You can define your own processes and lifecycles and have a huge Roles & Permissions system where you can configure anything you can think of (even better than in Jira).
Also you can document everything in the integrated
At least back in 2006-2012 (when I used it) the prices were made for bigger companies only (100+ employees) as the cheapest price was still very high.
Using of codeBeamer ALM
We are working with codeBeamer to fullfill the requirements from Automotive Spice and for this usecase the tool is very good for. Also we are working for medical products and with codeBeamer it is very simple to change the workflows from automotive projects to medical projects.
The easy way to create a traceability from the requirements to the tests.
The user management is not so easy to handle with
We invested significant effort to configure codeBeamer and realized significant benefit in return!
Very flexible and powerful platform that can be adapted in a variety of ways to align to your process and practices for managing your application lifecycle. Expect to invest time and effort to configure the platform to meet your needs and expect significant return on your investment.
Over a 6 month window we rolled out codeBeamer capabilities for:
1) Requirements Management
2) Risk Management
3) Architecture and Design Management
4) Test Management
5) Defect Management
6) Scrum Team Rituals (Sprints, Stories, Tasks, ...)
codeBeamer is now our single digital system of record for the full Application Lifecycle.
It can be challenging to debug why a user is unable to execute a task given the intersection of
1) license constraints
2) project permissions
3) tracker permissions
4) field permissions
codeBeamer keeps one's promise other ALM's don't even dare to give
Before I joined the codeBeamer world, I worked with other ALM tools. It was really a hard time, lots of things didn't come together or were poor in performance. I remember my first steps in codeBeamer. It was like an epiphany - suddenly everything makes sense and it's really that easy to accomplish. Actually the tool supports you in collaboration and structured workflow.
Simply: it works!
Seriously. I worked with other ALM tools. Either the tools didn't cover (understand) the ALM universe, or the tools were glued together resulting in diminished functionality or even failure.
Supected links. Traceability browser. Test coverage. Those tools work perfectly in codeBeamer.
Sometimes it's difficult to handle WYSIWYG. Implementation is done with a third party tool (Froala) and codeBeamer is bound to its limitations and drawbacks.
Usually I get my ideas realized within the HTML editor, but sometimes you have to struggle a little.
Great ALM solution for managing large number of projects
Good agile development features including Kanban board and Scrum process artefacts
Easy management of integrated SCM repositories (Git, SVN)
Good handling of project templates to specify and provide organisation specific development process templates
REST API for a flexible integration of CodeBeamer with other tools
Improved dashboard functionalities for project and user dashboards
It would be great to get more out-of-the-box integrations with other popular parts of a development toolchain like: Slack, IntelliJ
codeBeamer is very good to use it for handling/tracking requirments and to create specifications.
Tracking the requirements
Tracability between requirements
Create and use the libraries
Baslining of the specifications
Ajust the workflows of each Tracker/department
Change management for the requirements/test
There are tree ways to create the authorization/user-management and this is sometimes difficult because of the roles for each project. If in our template project is create a new role we have to make the input in each prject manually.
Very good ALM tool with best features of many other tools.
* large scale of functionality (from requirements to implementation, to testing, releasemanagement and Support)
* very good documentation about codebeamer
* webinars from intlant
* full-text search
* too many posibilities for filtering or reporting of issues with too different features (the one you use allways needs a feature of another search functionality)
* too less posibilities for dashboards (maybe changes with 8.1)
* project management (ok its not the focus of this tool, but it would be nice)
Powerful and Extendible, but needs configuration
We're using codebeamer to support the requirement management, risk management, and software development processes for medical device development. We also run Scrum in codebemaer.
Codebeamer is very powerful, because it's very flexible.
With great flexibility come a great many settings. Some of those (such as role permissions) are very tedious (and error-prone) to set up. A few buttons with macros, or a text-based interface would have been nice.
Also, automation across trackers (say, tasks in user stories) can be tricky/not satisfactory.
Good usedfull tool to manage a complete product development.
This software offers a lot of functions which we use for product development.
I use it for development of automotive products. Due to the huge amount of options it is easy to customize the software for your needs.
Sometimes it is not easy to find all options in the software. The menu can be interleaved so you need some time to find the option.
A Tool for all your needs. From document exchange to requirements engineering.
All Informations and almost all processes needed for business in one software.
Multiple features along ALM and customizeability of the product. The integration of the multiple features in one product.
Features leave the product and information about that is missing. Qualtity of the .0-releases could be better.
Very powerful tool, very stable, not so easy to use for non-IT persons
Complete documentation of all artefacts along the software development process, flexible workflows, full traceability, all stakeholders in the process working in the same integrated environment
very powerful, with a multitude of functionality, not only to tracker the artefacts along the software development process, but also to collect all other types of documents, manage teams, great reporting, basically any object can be described and traced in this tool.
In some parts the usability is difficult, especially for non-IT people, who are coming from a document-oriented way of working.
The codeBeamer is a great ALM tool, which difficulty lies in the first steps, a proper project setup
It's a browser based tool and for almost every funktion a GUI or WYSIWYG is available. It includes all necessary parts for complex development project; therefore you can avoid a tool break between a classic requirement management tool such as DOORS and a test management tool. This is one advantage use codeBeamer compared to other tools on the market.
The complexity you're faced with during the first setup of a complex project. The user interface itself is easy to handle, but the working process behind the UI is not self explained. Dashboards, Reports and Trackers are loaded every time they are opened. For elements with big data this lasts quite some time.
Therefore it is not helpful for newcomers to codeBeamer that the customer support only works with a ticket system. It would be appreciated also to provide a german speaking customer support.
Complete coverage of our software development process with full traceability in a strongly regulated medical environment
The generic approach which more or less allows to define any object or artefact needed along the software development lifecycle in the tool
It is a very good tool for IT minded users, but other users may struggle with the usability and the complexity
Well working Application Lifecycle Management Tool
Codebeamer offers a creative and thorough environment for us to creat and manage projects and tasks.
The ability to collaborate with my team and others, working towards the completion of tasks and projects of all sizes.
I very much appreciate the flexibility of the Codebeamer structure. The option to group items by project or by type figures greatly into our staff's needs. The ability to sort by type of item (and task) allows our team to save time and increase productivity.
I have utilized Codebeamer for several years and have yet to stumble on a hurdle or work-staller. I think it works great - as designed.
lots of possibilities need to be configured first, which is almost not feasible for a new user
a: CodeBeamer is browser based, that is very convinient
b: a GUI or WYSIWYG is available for almost every function
a: unfortunately there is no german speaking customer support I can explain my problems
b: dashboards, reports and trackers are loaded every time after opening - this lasts very long for elements with big data
Very powerful, a bit complicated
I like this for our requirements management that mates with test cases for a full requirements to test result traceability.
At times the interface seems a bit "clunky" and not as intuitive as desired. There are arrows in some spots and pull-downs in other spots. Once you figure out the interface things go smoothly
Easy to Use and customizeable Tool
Useful tool with week spots
Good for requirement management. Integration with OFFICE, DOORS and JIRA helps a lot. Integration with GIT. Great review hub functionality. Very flexible and configurable. Stable with new featuers comming fast.
Good support from Intland. Documentation available and helpful.
User interface far from good - partially confusing, partially just ugly.
Smooth install with Validation.
Control and documentation of our development process
The configurability of this software is outstanding. For each item, you can vary the content, the workflow and the access by status, user and role to the content. We have been able to make the tools conform to our process rather than conform our process to the tool.
The various licenses control a bewildering number of grants and denials of capabilities. Some things are a great surprise.
Good management system for software development tickets.
I appreciate the ability to link entries. We have FRS, development, and testing tickets all linked for product releases and it does a great job of helping organize that information.
I find it cumbersome to assign certain attributes. The pick lists can be difficult to search and sometimes it is hard to determine the correct choice based on those lists. It can be frustrating.
I use it to document generation and life-cycle management(documents>review>release).
Can used to work on a real -time project even a free trial
Simple core design
Easily generate documents based on trackers
Integration with wiki and managing bugs
UI needs some improvement(performance)
Does not support inline documents for live docs
Ajax unable to handle large datasets