Introduction to ALM

HP Application Lifecycle Management is a software solution expressly designed to allow your team to take control of the application lifecycle while investing limited resources in the highest priorities and increasing velocity of delivery — without sacrificing quality or performance.

Key Features and Benefits

Thousands of apps are released every day driving businesses worldwide to demand constant technology improvements to power competitiveness, delight customers, and achieve financial objectives.

Application teams are pushed for speed to deliver applications to an ever impatient and empowered business user while also maintaining and modernizing existing applications. Yet while speed is important, quality is impacting the bottom line as never before.

This is the new imperative for IT: Achieve velocity and quality. HP’s suite of Application Lifecycle Management solutions are designed to allow your team to take control of the application lifecycle and increase velocity of delivery without sacrificing quality or performance.

Key Capabilities

  • Track projects and releases with a shared workflow
  • Share, version and re-use assets
  • Define and manage requirements
  • Collaborate from anywhere
  • Provide complete traceability of development
  • Plan and manage your quality targets
  • Leverage your testing assets
  • Automate the provisioning of dev/test

Key Business Challenges

The first challenge is how do fast moving organizations ensure they are working on the right things and maintaining alignment with the business?

Organizations worldwide struggle with speeding up time to market of their applications while maintaining quality.

In addition, they struggle with predictability– how to get visibility and insight into the work of distributed teams.

Application teams struggle with maintaining velocity while engaging in manual processes; how to apply automation throughout the application life cycle for more efficient delivery.

And finally: they struggle with impediments, how to remove latency and delays resulting from handoffs and constrained resources delaying build, test, validate, and deploy steps.

Parts of ALM

HP ALM uses/manages by three different roles set as follows.

  1. Site Administrator
  2. Project Administrator
  3. User

Site Administrator: Using HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Site Administration, you create and maintain projects, users, servers, site connections, license usage, and parameters. You can also define site administrators and change site administrator passwords.

Project Administrator: As an Project Administrator, you use Project Customization to customize project entities and lists, set up user groups and permissions, configure mail, set alert rules, and configure the workflow in the modules. You use Cross Project Customization to standardize customization across projects in your organization.

User: User has limited access and permission assign by Project Administrator.

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