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HP Application Lifecycle Management ALM 12

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A Global 500 telecommunications equipment company will improve their user adoption of HPE ALM/QC 12 by 51-100% through the new UI features in HPE ALM 12.

HPE ALM/QC Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses HPE ALM/QC:

We use HPE Application Lifecycle Management in 40% of our projects and we are growing out use.

Would you recommend HPE ALM/QC?

Yes. It is the best tool in the market.

HPE ALM/QC Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses HPE ALM/QC:

We use HPE ALM for all of our QA testing and defect reporting. We also use HPE UFT for automation testing and have a team using HPE Sprinter. We generate a reporting dashboard for upper management to gauge release readiness from QA activities.

Would you recommend HPE ALM/QC?

Yes, it’s very stable, a lot of people involved in QA are familiar with it already, and for those who are not it is easy to learn. The companion tools such as UFT and Sprinter are the best out there.

HPE ALM/QC Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses HPE ALM/QC:

We have projects with advanced customization and integration with other HPE tools.

Would you recommend HPE ALM/QC?

Yes I would Recommend HPE ALM/QC because of its usefulness, timesaving and advantageous structure.

We know that the new ALM/QC features will make it easier to manage requirements.

IT Specialist, Global 500 Insurance Company

HPE ALM/QC

The new ALM will enable quicker and easier access to QA defect information since the new web client will already be on everyone’s desktop via a browser link.

IT Systems Analyst, Fortune 500 Financial Services Company

HPE ALM/QC Customer Testimonial

The new HPE ALM will be at the center and will have the ability to connect any other application. We anticipate that it will broaden the usage of ALM in the company.

Application Manager, Global 500 Professional Services Company

The new HPE ALM/QC has good UI and dashboard. It is available on several browsers. Improved stability is observed in HPE ALM 12.

IT Specialist, Global 500 Telecommunications Equipment Company

The new ALM/QC will greatly improve our ability to roll out changes. The new requirements authoring module will also increase the capabilities of our group when writing requirements and the subsequent documentation we output.

IT Manager, Global 500 Insurance Company

Case Study: Global 500 Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 professional services company is based on a March 2014 survey of HP ALM/QC customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“ALM will be the center and will have the ability to connect with any applications; it will broaden the usage of ALM in the company. Connectivity is the key.”

Challenges

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)/Quality Center (QC):
    • Application teams working in silos using disparate test and defect management processes
    • Lack of transparency and difficulty delivering meaningful quality metrics and KPIs
    • Difficulty of managing geographically distributed application teams
    • Inefficient use of test environments and testing resources
    • Inadequate visibility into the full application development lifecycle

Use Case

  • Uses the following HPE ALM/QC modules:
    • Project Planning & Tracking
    • Release & Cycle Management
    • Requirements Management
    • Test Management (Test Plan & Test Lab)
    • Development Integrations
    • Reporting / Dashboards
  • Rated the following new features introduced in HPE ALM/QC12 as most critical to their team & would drive them to upgrade:
    • Improved User Interface and navigation: Clean and intuitive design for ease of use
    • Availability over a number of web browsers
    • Single sign-on capability
  • Is planning to upgrade to HPE ALM/QC12 within the next 6-12 months.

Results

  • Will improve user adoption of HPE ALM/QC 12 by 11-25% through the new UI features in HPE ALM 12.
  • Anticipates migrating to HPE ALM from Quality Center Enterprise due to:
    • Project planning & tracking across distributed team
    • Requirements definition and management
    • Lab management
    • Reusable Assets for Requirements, Tests, and Defects
    • Integration with other HPE and 3rd party tools for better collaboration
    • Application Lifecycle Intelligence (ALI)
  • Expects to manage 1-10% more projects using HPE ALM/QC 12’s new features.
  • Will get the full value of the new features on HPE ALM/QC12 in > one month.

Case Study: Global 500 Telecommunications Equipment Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 telecommunications equipment company is based on a March 2014 survey of HP ALM/QC customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The new ALM has a good UI, and dashboard and available for several browsers. Improved stability is observed in HPE ALM 12.”

Challenges

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)/Quality Center (QC):
    • Application teams working in silos using disparate test and defect management processes
    • Lack of transparency and difficulty delivering meaningful quality metrics and KPIs
    • Difficulty of managing geographically distributed application teams
    • Lack of standard planning and execution processes
    • Inefficient use of test environments and testing resources
    • Inadequate visibility into the full application development lifecycle
    • Data redundancy if using excel

Use Case

  • Uses the following HPE ALM/QC modules:
    • Project Planning & Tracking
    • Release & Cycle Management
    • Requirements Management
    • Components (Business Process Testing)
    • Test Management (Test Plan & Test Lab)
    • Defect Management
    • Reporting / Dashboards
  • Rated the following new features introduced in HPE ALM/QC12 as most critical to their team & would drive them to upgrade:
    • Improved User Interface and navigation: Clean and intuitive design for ease of use
    • Availability over a number of web browsers
    • Single sign-on capability
    • web Client

Results

  • Will improve user adoption of HPE ALM/QC 12 by 51-100% through the new UI features in HPE ALM 12.
  • Anticipates migrating to HPE ALM from Quality Center Enterprise due to:
    • Cross-project reporting
    • Project planning & tracking across distributed team
    • Requirements definition and management
    • Shared customization/process enablement
    • Lab management
    • Reusable Assets for Requirements, Tests, and Defects
    • Integration with other HPE and 3rd party tools for better collaboration
    • Business View Excel Reports
  • Expects to manage 51-100% more projects using HPE ALM/QC 12’s new features.
  • Will get the full value of the new features on HPE ALM/QC12 in > one month.

Case Study: Fortune 500 Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 financial services company is based on a March 2014 survey of HP ALM/QC customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The new ALM will enable quicker and easier access to QA defect information since the new web client will already be on everyone’s desktop via a browser link.”

Challenges

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)/Quality Center (QC):
    • Difficulty of managing geographically distributed application teams
    • Inadequate visibility into the full application development lifecycle

Use Case

  • Uses the following HPE ALM/QC modules:
    • Release & Cycle Management
    • Requirements Management
    • Test Management (Test Plan & Test Lab)
    • Defect Management
    • Reporting / Dashboards
  • Rated the following new features introduced in HPE ALM/QC12 as most critical to their team & would drive them to upgrade:
    • easier access via web browser
  • Is planning to upgrade to HPE ALM/QC12 within the next 6-12 months.

Results

  • Anticipates migrating to HPE ALM from Quality Center Enterprise due to:
    • We’re already on ALM
  • Will get the full value of the new features on HPE ALM/QC12 immediately after upgrade.

HPE ALM/QC Customer Statistic

60% of surveyed IT organizations rated improved User Interface and navigation: clean and intuitive design for ease of use as most critical to their team & would drive them to upgrade.

Reasons to migrate from HPE Quality Center to HPALM/QC12

Which of the following features and capabilities of HPE ALM will make you likely to migrate from Quality Center Enterprise to ALM? (Select all that apply).

Cross-project reporting
60%
Project planning & tracking across distributed team
60%
Requirements definition and management
50%
Shared customization/process enablement
40%
7-Way traceability
20%
Test planning based on build health & risk
10%
High availability server
20%
Lab management
30%
Reusable Assets for Requirements, Tests, and Defects
60%
Integration with other HP and 3rd party tools for better collaboration
50%
Application Lifecycle Intelligence (ALI)
10%
Other
30%

Reasons to upgrade to HPE ALM/QC12

Which of the following new features introduced in HPE ALM/QC12 (that you tested) are the most critical to your team and would drive you to upgrade? (Select all that apply.)

Improved User Interface and navigation: Clean and intuitive design for ease of use
60%
Availability over a number of web browsers
50%
Single sign-on capability
40%
Mobile mini-application
10%
Access to run tests and enter defects on mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones
10%
Other
40%

Modules of ALM leveraged by users

What modules of HPE ALM/QC does your organization use?

Project Planning & Tracking
30%
Release & Cycle Management
90%
Requirements Management
100%
Components (Business Process Testing)
10%
Risk Based Quality Management
10%
Test Management (Test Plan & Test Lab)
100%
Sprinter
20%
Defect Management
90%
Development Integrations
10%
Reporting / Dashboards
100%

Challenges addressed by HPE ALM solution

Which of the following challenges does HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)/Quality Center (QC) help you address? (Select all that apply.)

Application teams working in silos using disparate test and defect management processes
80%
Lack of transparency and difficulty delivering meaningful quality metrics and KPIs
50%
Unclear or untestable requirements
20%
Difficulty of managing geographically distributed application teams
70%
Lack of standard planning and execution processes
20%
Inefficient use of test environments and testing resources
20%
Inadequate visibility into the full application development lifecycle
60%
Other
10%


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