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Disparate Teams

Better coordination and collaboration across your organization leads to better productivity and superior quality. When you can eliminate waste and miscommunication, hand-offs between team members become efficient, accurate and timely. This in turn drives improved quality and drastically reduced cycle times. However, there are many barriers to achieving this coordination; your organization may have disparate and siloed teams participating in software development that are separated by geography, by process or by department or function; outsourcing, joint ventures and other factors make development organizations more distributed and disparate, serving to compound this challenge.

Research from the IEEE and other sources point to distance between teams and team members as a major factor in the effectiveness of requirements management; this type of issue also extends across all of the disciplines in the application lifecycle. Even when the majority of a development organization is co-located, “best of breed” tools applied to software development has led to disparate silos of expertise and activity. Solving this disparity requires a single platform that can bridge the functional disciplines of software development as well as support a distributed development organization.

The table below lists common challenges that impact the ability of your organization to collaborate and coordinate development, along with PTC Integrity's capabilities that will help you solve them. 

 

Issues PTC Integrity Solution Capability and Benefits
Highly Distributed Teams
The globalization of development organizations, outsourcing and other factors mean less co-location and drive significant consequences for productivity.
  • Multi-platform support optimized for remote connectivity
  • Full featured web browser based client for remote collaboration
  • Federated architecture with efficient central administration
Lack of Process Consistency
Process enforcement becomes paramount for distributed teams but can be difficult to achieve. The consequences of failure include significant overhead and waste.
  • End-to-end process automation and enforcement
  • Comprehensive metrics dashboards identify bottlenecks 
  • Lean and Agile concepts drive out waste
Late Cycle Rework
Distributed teams have an even harder time defining complete and accurate requirements which drives up expensive rework. Everyone must work toward the same goals based on consistent and clearly articulated requirements.
  • Improved capture of accurate and complete requirements early in the development lifecycle
  • Immediate propagation of changes upstream AND downstream 
  • Better team collaboration and communication with a single source of truth
Disconnected Tools and Repositories
The challenges of distributed teams are compounded by disconnected 'best of breed' tools across development, leading to redundancy and 'siloed' processes. Manual intervention and coordination comes with a high price in quality and productivity.
  • A single platform for managing all activities and assets across both development disciplines and geographic boundaries
  • Enterprise integration gateway to ensure assets are accessible and relatable while reducing data redundancy

 

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