Serena Software, the leader in orchestrated application development, IT and business processes, today announced new technology in its Orchestrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) strategy.

Serena’s orchestrated approach applies process automation to the application delivery supply chain, allowing software developers to work more effectively and reduce the challenges of siloed project teams working with multiple development tools and methodologies. Since debuting the new Serena Release Management Solution in November 2010, Serena has gained recognition for providing enterprises a new way to identify and reduce rework, increase innovation throughput and improve responsiveness to the business.

New Orchestrated ALM Dashboard Supports Interoperability and Standards
An effective dashboard must be able to flow work and insight to developers, analysts, executives, operations managers and other stakeholders in the application lifecycle. While other dashboards provide a view into key performance indicators (KPIs) and correlated metrics, most are built to report on a single vendor’s technology. This prevents companies from gaining an intelligent, comprehensive and timely look at how their critical processes are functioning.

With Serena’s new Orchestrated ALM dashboard, enterprises can achieve an unprecedented view into App Dev and gain valuable insight into development processes, across disparate tools and platforms, in a convenient ‘single pane of glass’ view. Access to KPIs spanning demand, development and release management from a single dashboard gives companies the information they need to become more agile and responsive to areas needing improvement.

Under the Hood: Serena Introduces New Technology for Orchestrating Requirements and Development Management
At the heart of Serena’s Orchestrated ALM solution lies new demand and development management capabilities that power automated, end-to-end application delivery. The technology delivers a high level of interoperability, integrating seamlessly with third-party products, like Microsoft Word, HP Quality Center and other Serena solutions.

To address demand management, Serena today announced a new version of Dimensions RM 11, the industry’s first fully web-based solution for orchestrating the entire requirements management process from demand to development and the only requirements management solution available with built-in prototyping. Key features include Comprehensive Engagement for managing requirements from initial request through production release; Lightning-Quick Coordination for fast handoffs and breaking down the requirements silos across disparate customers, teams, and tools; and Quality with Confidence for consistently delivering high-quality requirements despite frequent changes and multiple tools.

Serena also introduced a new Development Manager Suite, which integrates the newest version of Serena Dimensions CM and Serena Business Manager. The first enterprise-class solution for orchestrating global development, Serena Development Manager provides a way for organizations to streamline the development and maintenance of applications across multiple platforms, departmental processes, and development tools. Key features include Platform-Proof Traceability to address compliance issues through automatic end-to-end traceability; Process-Based Development to accelerate development by identifying, measuring, and removing process bottlenecks; and Globally-Proven Scalability that streamlines the administration and sharing of development data for distributed development teams and partners.