HP ALM Upgrade Benefits
How can your organization benefit from upgrading and installing HP ALM, QC 11 (Application Lifecycle Management, Quality Center) software?
With HP’s recent obsolescence announcement around Quality Center 10 and support no longer being available next year, you may not realize that if you currently have an active support contact for Quality Center that you are entitled to a no cost software upgrade to version 11. HP will allow you to upgrade from the same level to the same level of Quality Center by providing you the updated software files for install. if you would like to upgrade to a higher level (such as QC 10 Enterprise to ALM 11), there is a slight upcharge for this…
HP ALM QC version 11 has a number of cost and time saving benefits to keep in mind. Some of these features will help your organization better manage requirements, build/execute manual, automated and performance types of test cases, increase visibility of defects, plus gather and report on metrics with the touch of a button.
- Only in ALM 11 can you find HP’s new PPT (Project Planning and Tracking) functionality that allows you to track application readiness by defining goals for activities of an application release. This functionality provides the opportunity to define these goals and activities at a more granular level and then use Milestones, KPI’s, Master Plan Gantt Charts and Scorecards to monitor, analyze and report on your progress.
- If you gather and report metrics using manual processes, ALM 11 will speed up time to market by allowing the publishing and integration of graphs and scorecards directly from ALM to HTML types of pages (including Wiki & SharePoint), and the data will dynamically update when the information in ALM changes.
- Are you using Agile? Great…How about downloading and installing the HP Agile Accelerator, which allows the ability to manage your Agile testing and development efforts right in the same ALM QC 11 project. This Agile Accelerator project has pre-built processes, workflows and terminology to help guide the Agile process, along with easy user roles/permissions and Agile types of reports and graphs.
Take advantage of these benefits today by installing and upgrading Quality Center to the latest and greatest version of ALM QC 11. To learn more or if you have any questions, please contact us at Checkpoint Technologies and we’ll be happy to help. Just my thoughts!
David Broerman Checkpoint Technologies Technical Manager (813) 818-8324