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Toolchain Integration

Toolchain Integration

The Toolchain Integration capability’s enablers include Integration Patterns, Tech Stack Interoperability, and Data Integrity. Each capability within the Planview Capability Framework has a distinct set of features and functionality, business processes, best practices, and analytics and reports that deliver value to customers in the form of specific business outcomes.

Toolchain Integration Implementation

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The Planview Hub toolchain integration capability supports 60+ no-code connectors to integrate every phase of the software development lifecycle for seamless end-to-end flow and traceability. Implementing toolchain integration allows you to improve collaboration between different roles, eliminate manual and duplicate data entry, reduce time to value delivery, and generate meaningful Flow Metrics to inform decision-making and enhance your overall software development processes.


Toolchain Integration Process Steps


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Toolchain integration process flow


Process Step Description

Identify roles and tools

Implementing toolchain integration with Planview Hub requires establishing synchronization between different roles and tools in your software development process. 

Start by identifying the roles and tools in your software development and delivery process, including developers, testers, product managers, version control systems, issue trackers, project management tools, and testing frameworks. This step supports the mapping of workflows between users, teams, and tools. 

Map workflows

Analyze how data flows through each role, tool, repository, and collection in your software delivery process to identify points of integration. Define the workflow for each user role, including the specific actions they perform and the data they generate or update.

Set up integrations

Create a repository connection for each system that houses the artifacts to be used in the integration. Use the point-and-click configuration interface in Planview Hub to set up connections. 

Define a model for the artifacts to be integrated, either using Hub out-of-the-box model options, or creating custom models tailored to your specific needs. 

Set up collections to group artifacts that are eligible to flow as part of the integration. 

Configure integrations

Integration patterns define how tools should interact and share relevant information, such as data, actions, and events.  

Configure your integration between the connected repositories and collections by defining which artifacts to synchronize, mapping fields between repositories, and configuring the data flow directionality, such as one-way or bi-directional. 

To simplify the process, you can choose foundational integration patterns based on 14 common patterns, or a predefined template that aligns with the integration requirements. 

Planview Hub supports different integration styles – see the Planview Hub Editions to determine which integration styles and patterns are supported by your Hub edition. 

Use the point-and-click configuration interface in Planview Hub to implement the integration patterns. 

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Test integrations

Before deploying the integrations in a production environment, conduct thorough testing of the integrations to ensure smooth data flow and proper synchronization of artifacts between connected repositories.

Chain integrations

Integration patterns facilitate the flow between the ideation, creation, release, and operation phases of software delivery. 

Chain your foundational integration patterns together to achieve a seamless, automated flow of work and traceability across your entire toolchain integration landscape. 

Chaining toolchain integrations from end-to-end allows you to generate useful reports and meaningful metrics on the flow of value through the software delivery value stream, known as Flow Metrics. 

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Monitor and optimize

Continuously monitor integrated toolchain to identify any issues or bottlenecks and optimize the integration patterns for performance, accuracy, and efficiency. 

The Planview Hub Metrics dashboard allows you to monitor the adoption, usage, and ROI of each integration. 

Continuously improve

As your toolchain evolves, be prepared to adapt the integration patterns to accommodate new roles, tools, or changes in your development process. 

Based on monitoring results and user feedback, make iterative improvements to enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiency of your toolchain integration.