Accelerating RPA in the Practical World

According to Forrester Research, by 2021 there will be over 4 million robots doing office and administrative and sales and related tasks.  Although Robotic Process Automation is a driving factor in streamlining enterprise data processing by creating a digital workforce of software robots, it creates a new set of challenges.  The RPA solution of today becomes the problem of RPA headaches tomorrow.

When RPA initiatives deploy, it is as if they operate “without a safety net,” because they automate different software that is not inherently connected.  An RPA robot is at the mercy of every change, security update, and each defect of any application it controls.  These become significant obstacles that restrict the expansion of that digital workflow.


In the webinar, we will discuss some of those obstacles, and see in a live demonstration environment how Polarion ALM can be used by IT departments to accelerate the expansion of RPA initiatives;  we will see how ALM can be RPA safety net by centrally collaborating the near-constant change of enterprise applications.


  • Start with the fundamentals – Improve how the RPA Toolchain applications are managed.

  • Take better advantage of RPA Modeling Tools with Traceability throughout the whole RPA Toolchain.

  • Together with ALM, RPA automates a broader array of manual tasks.

  • Instead of error notification once deployed, focus on defect prevention with ALM and End-to-End Testing.

  • When bad things happen, rapidly respond with Agile change and re-deployment on the backbone of comprehensive traceability.

In this webinar, we will discuss some of the fundamentals of the SAFe methodology and how you can use Polarion ALM now to implement the “Essential SAFe” to prepare for full framework adoption. We will review a case study of a team using Polarion ALM and SAFe today to produce software effectively and at the pace of market demands. Get your Software planning, requirements, and Agile iterations off the whiteboard and into a global collaboration tool to maximize what your teams can do, and how quickly they can get it done.

As the popularity of Agile and Lean development methods have grown, the drive to unite these software development practices with Program and Portfolio Management, Quality Assurance, and DevOps has given rise to the Scaled Agile Framework, or SAFe. With SAFe, practitioners have found outstanding business benefits, including:


• 20 – 50% increase in productivity

• 25 – 75% improvements in quality

• 30 – 75% faster time-to-market


Gartner group reports that Agile Frameworks, like the widely adopted SAFe, are steadily increasing year over year with larger organizations, and that success with using Agile in the enterprise increases the readiness for adopting SAFe. It allows the benefits of Agile to plug into the full business execution of enterprise Software Development and IT infrastructure. Polarion ALM becomes the highway for team-oriented Software Development traffic to merge together and travel at the pace of Enterprise business.

This webinar series is an in-depth overview of “Intelligent Design Control” in Mechatronic Medical Devices utilizing Polarion ALM. Each webinar will take a different look at key features that streamline and automate the process, and maintain critical traceability throughout with building an electronic Design History File (eDHF) including:
Incorporating standards and regulations sources into Design Control
Risk analysis and mitigation – ISO-14971 “harms down” inclusion into Design Control
Design verification & validation protocols, execution, and report evidence 
The series will show how to optimize and digitze your Risk Management process and incorporate it directly into the traceability of the Intelligent Design Control. Moving forward, we will demonstrate how testing features in Polarion answer the multiple demands of verification and validation throughout a complex design control process, with necessary evidence for the DHF. 

Polarion is a portable framework capable of mirroring any design methodology and workflow or process. It can be rapidly implemented in an incremental manner so groups are brought into the process while fostering adoption. The results of which are a collaborative approach that will ensure your development, quality/testing efforts are more efficient and cohesive. Bottom-line a unified solution for software development  will reduce your cycles and time to market.