HP Application Lifecycle Management - HP ALM

Solutions for optimizing cost and growth objectives
In today’s rapidly changing business world, business agility greatly depends on IT agility.  This means that application delivery needs to be fast, accurate, predictable, and repeatable.  HP’s Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM) software is a powerful, single repository for your application teams to plan, build, collaborate, test, and accelerate delivery of secure, reliable applications that drive innovation and enhance customer satisfaction.
HP ALM is designed to support the key stakeholders responsible for delivering applications as they progress through their lifecycle.  Essentially, HP ALM enables you to manage the application lifecycle from requirements through readiness for delivery using a consistent user experience and customizable dashboards. Cross-project reporting and asset sharing enable consistent processes, progress tracking and reporting, and asset sharing across projects. And dashboards and reporting capability let you track application readiness across the lifecycle, using KPIs to analyze data about milestones you define.  Regardless of the tools and solutions used by developers.

HP ALM can be installed on-site or delivered via the cloud in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.  While providing a proven and robust functionality, HP ALM on SaaS also offers built-in scalability and on-demand flexibility, simplified management and the support needed to focus on innovation.
Key Features
  • Cross-Project Reporting – This function allows you to view all of your application initiatives and make informed enterprise release decisions with the ability to drill into individual projects.  Reporting includes aggregated project status metrics, application quality metrics, requirements coverage and defect trends at both the enterprise release and individual project levels.

  • Project Planning and Tracking – HP ALM enables project, release, and quality assurance managers to define, track, measure, and report project milestones and key performance indicators (KPIs) for each type of task being managed.

  • Application Lifecycle Intelligence (ALI) – Included in HP ALM, ALI is an action-oriented decision support system for modern application delivery. It provides data and insights for optimizing resources and making sure project priorities align with release and business objectives by looking at coding and testing data as well as risk management, risk assessment and requirements alignment.

  • HP ALM Lab Management – This capability allows testing teams to provision and deploy a test lab themselves in a hybrid delivery environment (real/virtual, cloud/onsite) eliminating user errors in lab configuration and allowing testing efforts to be more relevant, accurate, and timely.

  • Asset Sharing and Re-use – HP ALM supports shareable asset libraries that can be reused across projects while maintaining traceability.  Specific changes can be applied to shared assets for each project while allowing the library to maintain its integrity.

  • HP Enterprise Collaboration (HP EC) -  HP EC uses social media to modernize and support the way people want to communicate without having to leave the HP ALM environment.  It instantly creates conversations with detailed content by importing relevant objects (defects, incidents, reports, etc.) directly into the conversation for participants to review and comment on.  Conversations are automatically archived and added to the organization’s knowledge base.

  • Requirements Definition and Management – HP ALM supports a functionally rich foundation for requirements definition and management including configurable templates; linking requirements to imported business process models; viewing comprehensive requirements coverage; and linking requirements directly to tests, tasks, and defects to ensure alignment in response to change.

  • Quality Assurance across functional, performance, and security testing – HP ALM is one of the industry’s most functionally complete platforms for test planning and management.  QA features include:

    • Risk-based test planning and management

    • Version control

    • Baselining

    • Quality release and cycle management

    • Test scheduling and execution

    • Integrated manual testing

    • Defect Management

  • Multiple Integration points with other HP products for full organization visibility - HP ALM seamlessly integrates with HP Project and Portfolio Management, Agile Manager, and other HP Business and Performance Management solutions to deliver full cross-organizational visibility on all portfolio assets, programs, discretionary and non-discretionary efforts.

Key Benefits
  • Plan and track projects and releases from a single dashboard for predictability

  • Manage and create traceability between requirements, tests, defects, code changes and build management system tasks

  • Unify functional, performance, security, and quality management

  • Increase visibility with milestones and KPIs to better align business and IT

  • Allow testing teams to provision and deploy a test lab themselves in a hybrid delivery environment

  • Support Development and Operations teams by bringing development, testing and operations teams closer together

Have Questions?

If you need additional information or would like to talk to a ResultsPositive representative about HP Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM), please contact ResultsPositive at (480) 336-3450 or rpinfo@resultspositive.com.