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Helix Core integration with Jama Software

Helix Core Integration
The integration of Helix Core Integration with Jama ensures completely traceability of all work-items. With this integration, the product management team can easily track commit trends and volume.

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Helix Core Jama Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration brings in collective wisdom to take better decisions, faster.
Best-of-breed systems such as Jama and Helix Core bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem and make the work of the product and development team easier. With Jama and Helix Core integrated within the ecosystem, the product development has real-time visibility into the commits made by the development team. It is also easier for them to enforce authentic commits against each work item, and access the changes/edits made to the commits from Jama itself.

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How Helix Core – Jama integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Track commit volume, track commit trends and edits/changes to commit files in real time
  • Enforce authentic commits to make sure each commit is happening against a scheduled and open workitem

With Helix Core + Jama integration, enterprises can:

Helix Core Jama Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jama and Helix Core

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jama and Helix Core in a bidirectional manner. It ensures that all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. All the details related to a commit made against a work-item in Jama can be tracked from Jama itself. For example, for each commit that development team makes in Helix Core, Helix Core synchronizes a ‘commit entity’ linked to the specific requirement id back to Jama. Each ‘commit entity’ includes information such as ‘who did the commit?’, ‘when was the commit done?’, and ‘which part of the code was committed?’.

Popularly synchronized entities

Helix Core Jama Entities Mapping

Use Case: Helix Core integration with Jama

Problem statement: The product management team doesn’t have visibility into the commit trends and volume. Lack of commit traceability can also lead to compliance issues.

Solution: If Jama and Helix Core are integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, there will be complete traceability for each requirement in the ecosystem.

  1. The Product Manager creates a ‘business requirement’ in Jama.
  2. The development team works on the requirement, tests it, and then commits it in Helix Core against the ‘requirement id’ specified in Jama.
  3. For each commit that happens from the development team, OpsHub Integration Manager synchronizes a ‘commit entity’ linked to the specific requirement id back to Jama. Each ‘commit entity’ includes information such as ‘who did the commit?’, ‘when was the commit done?’, and ‘which part of the code was committed?’.
Helix Core Integration with Jama

Benefits of integration for Jama and Helix Core users

Jama users

  • Complete traceability from Jama to source code in Helix Core
  • Visibility into the progress of development work, the volume and quality of commits made with full context, in real-time
  • Reduced dependency on manual communication to track the completion of a task

Helix Core users

  • Each commit can be traced back to its respective workitem at any given point in time from GitHub itself
  • Enforced checkpoints ensure that no mandatory steps/checks are missed while making a commit – this leads to high success rate for commits

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