Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Louise Fozard says in a JIRA review
Head Of Portfolio Management with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the Burndown Chart to see work that is outstanding. View full review »
Mohamed Sadek says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
Lead DevOps and Release Engineer-L2 at ITWORX
* Linking the project teamwork (bugs, tasks, user stories, test cases ) with the code, build, release, delivery * It's a matter of integration to have only one platform for all your software development life cycle. View full review »
Steven Tompsett says in a Micro Focus ALM Octane review
CDA Engineer at Hastings
* Octane is built on the SAFe framework, which is the agile methodology that we are currently following. * The capability that it has for so many out-of-the-box integrations is a fantastic feature. * The very clean, easy to use UI that it promotes. View full review »
Gerd Fladrich says in a Micro Focus ALM Octane review
Test Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of Octane, in comparison to ALM, is the whole Agile approach, that we can run it with the sprints and have it better connected to the whole development process. The other feature is the pipeline, so that we can now connect to Jenkins and then have all the results from testing, from external, in the tool, so that we can see the whole approach from there. Many things are nice so it's hard to say what is best; for example, the way it's organized. We can work with labels so we have better filtering solutions than in ALM. And it's much smarter and leaner to use than ALM. View full review »
ProcessO7962 says in a Micro Focus ALM Octane review
Process Owner E/E Test Management at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It's the tool with the best UI and lots of options. I could continue for hours. View full review »
Venu Cherukuri says in a Micro Focus ALM Octane review
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
We did an extensive market scan and evaluation before settling on Octane, even though we've been an HPE customer and Micro Focus customer for many years. When we wanted to get into Agile planning tools, we looked at all the market-leading tools, but we did not find anything quite as comprehensive as ALM Octane. When I say comprehensive, it's not just a single tool for Agile planning, backlog management release, sprint planning, etc., but it also has a built-in, comprehensive quality management module. It also has pipelines where we can hook up with our DevOps ecosystem/toolchain. The real power of this tool is how comprehensive it is, the breadth of what it covers. View full review »
it_user458409 says in a Micro Focus ALM Octane review
Test Community Manager at Orange
The most important feature is the integration of all the different features in just one tool: Agile management system, requirements management system, test management, defects management, automatic test execution. Really, if you're looking at other tools, you will never find all that integrated into just one tool with all the traceability, with all the elements in just one place. For me, that's one of the main advantages of Octane. View full review »
Alexander Dobry says in a JIRA review
Fachbereichsleiter with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are * the easy handling * drag and drop * what you see is what you get. It's, smooth, accessible. It fully supports the Scrum approach, and the Agile way of working, and it has Agile thinking behind it, so this is very much helpful. View full review »
reviewer812835 says in a JIRA review
Sr. QA Manager with 501-1,000 employees
The traceability mapping feature is something that became very useful, especially during releases and bug fixes. The creation of epics and stories/defects is also very useful and simple. View full review »
Thomas Hall says in a Rally Software review
Director of Delivery at Physicians Mutual Insurance
The main value that we get out of Agile Central is the transparency it allows us to provide, both from the team level all the way through the executive level within the company and the work that we are doing. View full review »
Bryan Nelson says in a Rally Software review
Agile Coach at T-Mobile
It really helps with getting the alignment between strategy and execution for the product teams, all the way down to the delivery teams. View full review »
Jonathan Machado says in a JIRA review
Senior Test Engineer at a venture capital & private equity firm with 10,001+ employees
The most important is the Agile management, because we use Agile in our everyday tasks. Also, the task manager is important. View full review »
Satyajit Roy says in a JIRA review
UX Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Active sprints. It is like a Kanban Board drag and drop backlog to assign, to do, and finish the task. View full review »
Hemkumar Thiruvarangam says in a TFS review
Technology Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This tool provides a complete solution for ALM. It is useful for every IT individual. Protfolio Management, Complete Build release management are the new key features which can help the organization to achieve Requirement gather phase till deployment phase. View full review »
Tom Erickson says in a JIRA review
Supervisor - Global Software Tools and Processes at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Issue linking has enabled teams to trace issues. I like the dashboards and Kanban boards. The development links to GitHub are critical. View full review »
Philippe Meignal says in a TFS review
Quality Lead at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is having everything in a single interface, allowing quick and efficient browsing. View full review »
JackCaine says in a Planview LeanKit review
Agile Delivery Lead at Eliassen
It makes work visible, so everybody knows where everything is. It uses Kanban, and that makes work visible. It is pretty easy to find your way through LeanKit. It supports all of the classes and services associated with the cost of delay, so various types of swim lanes. So, it is very flexible that way. View full review »
PauloBorges says in a TFS review
Senior IT Professional at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the build management features, the integration with Jenkins and many other tools. The team rooms for team collaboration, and issuing the backtracking are very valuable features. View full review »
reviewer1138779 says in a TFS review
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I really like the dashboards in this solution. They are good for the team, where you can provide announcements and you can organize it the way you want. I like the Kanban board. It is very useful in terms of seeing who is working on what and what the current status of work is. I know that they want to discontinue the version control feature, but I like it because for simple applications, it works. View full review »
reviewer1194969 says in a Polarion ALM review
You can see the work ticket and you can circulate that within the teams. You can define your flows, customize according to your needs, and you can create dashboards and create the reports according to your needs. The version is not a distributed version of those systems. I think after requiring the kit by Microsoft most of the parties who are already using different ALM tools, they are moving towards Azure DevOps. Microsoft should be dedicated to moving the teams, creating new features, and making the Azure DevOps most straight-form independent. I have been using Siemens Polarion for three years but I haven't found out a way that you can use it in your own methodology for content management systems. If you were to say that everything is integrated and it's a complete solution, I would say it's not. View full review »
Victor Horescu says in an AccuRev review
General Manager at iQST
The most valuable feature is the Business Process Testing feature, BPT, because it brings in the most revenue. View full review »
Nitin Kaushik says in an IBM Rational ALM review
Quality Assurance at Varroc Lighting System
Abilities to share ideas in terms of tasks, lifecycle traceability from requirement to development to testing and designs gives a clear understanding of the system. View full review »
Systemanalyst67 says in a Jama Connect review
System Analyst at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
To have a single source for all the requirements and all the change requests our company gets is the most valuable feature. It has also helped us to keep track of reviews. View full review »
Walter Ebeling says in a JIRA review
Senior Vice President Global IT Services at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
There is a very flexible configuration of "issues" and related life cycle. On top of it, the number of "add-ons" is overwhelming and of very good quality. I would consider the reporting capabilities to be the best feature, as ultimately the visibility of issues allows management of the projects. View full review »
Mpho Morake says in an IBM Rational ALM review
Senior Developer at SBV
The cataloging is a very valuable feature. For a lot of enterprises, they end up not knowing which applications do specific features. The cataloging helps with this. It's not that verbose but it still gives you allowances to put in more detail. View full review »
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