If you are a developer of embedded devices, mobile systems, or a manufacturer of IoT-enabled products, you are most likely facing challenges that are fundamentally reshaping the way these industries work. Embedded development is a complex process, which is going to be further complicated by the new industrial revolution that the Internet of Things has brought about.
You may be working on products with long cycle times, products that combine parallel software and hardware development processes. You may need to develop several product variants globally to suit local needs, and it’s possible that you have to comply with the various standards and regulations that apply in different regions. You also need to thoroughly test and validate your products for safety and reliability before they are released to the market.
You may be using traditional Waterfall/V-Model methods for the development of hardware products, while your software developers are likely taking advantage of flexible Agile methodologies. You may be utilizing a custom Hybrid methodology to bring together hardware, software and service development in your IoT product lifecycle. Regardless of the processes used, you need to manage the entire product lifecycle (xLM) in an integrated, centralized manner.
codeBeamer ALM can help you achieve optimal efficiency in development, can greatly support your efforts to ensure traceability and visibility, achieve compliance, and could help you reduce audit costs.