Rommana ALM outperforms competitors

More software teams are adopting ALM tools but not all of them are getting the same value for the money. Point solution tools and ALM suites are often expensive and they may not be capable of managing the product life cycle across distributed teams. Rommana ALM overcomes these challenges by providing a fully-integrated ALM tool that handles the complexity of distributed software development and costs much less than a typical point solution.

“Many point solution tools may address just one or two life-cycle phases and cost $3,000 to $4,000 per seat. They also assume that the team is co-located, and they often require a consulting engagement that lasts three to six months,” said Magdy Hanna, Ph.D, Chief Architect and CEO of Rommana Software.  “With Rommana ALM, you can manage requirements, test cases, issues, collaboration, projects, use cases, releases and iterations for $2,000 or less per user. Because of its simple .NET-based Web architecture, it does not require any training or consulting to adopt.”

Rommana ALM has been awarded the SD Times 100 for the third consecutive year for its contributions to the ALM and Development Tools category. The company also received three RQX Global RM awards, placing it first among the 32 requirements-management and ALM tools from vendors such as IBM, HP, and other major vendors. The RQX Global awards, which stemmed from a comparative study of the 32 tools, were given to Rommana ALM for an overall score of 7.1 out of 8.0 possible points. RQX Global named Rommana ALM Best ALM Tool, Best Cloud Solution, and Best Requirement Management Tool for Business Analysis Excellence. The complete report can be obtained from the RQX Global website.
In the report, RQX Global stated, “The best tool in this category is Rommana ALM for its seamless ability to both capture and manage requirements across the project life cycle with 100% traceability from needs analysis to test cases and scripts, to implementation and defect management.”

Rommana ALM is available free and for purchase. The Rommana ALM Team free version can be used by five concurrent users for any number of projects. The Rommana ALM Global enterprise version supports an unlimited number of users and unlimited number of projects. It includes integrations with JIRA, Bugzilla, QTP, and Excel, as well many other advanced features. In addition, Rommana ALM Global can be implemented in a private cloud so enterprises can apply their own security and privacy measures.

Introducing Rommana ALM 14.1
Rommana ALM has made a point of addressing the needs of teams and individual team members throughout its history. Rommana ALM 14.1 introduces more features and tools for project managers, QA mangers, and agile team coaches. Its configurable Dynamic Dashboards allow project managers to view detailed stats for every area of the project, including features, issues, tasks, risks, and actions. With the new Dynamic Timeline, project managers and agile coaches can readjust tasks, durations, and time and resource allocation on the fly as features are added, removed, or changed in a release or in an iteration.

The new release also enables requirements and issue reports to be traced to functional components, which allows the reuse of features in different functional components and subsystems. In addition, new patent-pending technology expands the classical concept of burndown charts to include more powerful reports that show completed features and user stories as well as those that have been removed added to, deferred, and implemented. For the first time, agile coaches, release managers, and project managers can easily comprehend the complete status of the release or iteration.

The new release builds upon Rommana’s comprehensive nature which was noted in the RQX Global report, “While many of the particular ALM tools assessed tended to favor one side of the project life cycle or the other (either Planning to Requirements or Requirements to Testing), Rommana ALM was the only tool which demonstrated a remarkable consistency across the entire project life cycle.”

Rommana enables best practices
Rommana ALM encourages and facilitates best practices. It also uniquely enforces a number of best software engineering practices which include a number of patent-pending technologies such as scenario-based development and testing, feature-based project management, model-based requirements management, systematic test-case design, and seamless treatment of agile and non-agile methodologies.

Scenario-based development and testing maximizes code coverage and reduces the number of customer bug reports using scenarios as a starting point. Feature-based project management, a patent-pending enhancement, allows the management of projects based on features rather than tasks. Model-based requirements management supplements a requirement or a user story with a formal model such as a decision table, state model, or interface model that fits the specific requirement. Systematic test-case design allows testers to derive test cases from existing test cases by simply changing components such as input, pre-conditions, output, or post-condition. Finally, Rommana ALM allows project teams to use best-of-breed agile and non-agile practices within the same project and across projects.

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