Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Justin W. says in a Micro Focus ALM review
IT Quality Assurance Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
As a system administrator, HPE ALM can be flexibly configured so that it can accommodate a variety of defined project lifecycles and test methodologies. As a project user, HPE ALM can provide a logical approach in conducting comprehensive test planning, execution, and defect management. View full review »
Quality Assurance at Varroc Lighting System
* Plan views * Reporting (JRS) * A clear picture of engagement * Resource orientation * Chartered views Plans clearly represent the team's availability with load balance, if any. Reporting in certain formats along with live data is certainly helpful to present to higher management without the need to generate them repeatedly. View full review »
it_user470463 says in a Micro Focus ALM review
Quality Assurance Software Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features of ALM are in the new upgraded version of 12.53. We're able to more accurately document our test results, our actual versus our expected results, with the new screenshot functionality. That is the most useful part of the tool for me right now. Of course, we use it as our testing repository, and it's basically the way to show the work that we do as QA testers, and to have a historical view of those executions. View full review »
Sukarna Chirumamilla says in a Micro Focus ALM review
Senior manager IT at a transportation company
All the modules that we have in ALM, one of them is the test module. No better tool in the market than ALM because the foundation is what you see, it's been in the market for so long. I really like the test module. But it's not only limited to the test module. It is the entire application that's a management tool. So we use it for requirements as well. And the link is between your requirements and your test waves and test plans, and everything is in there. So it's a pretty good tool. 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 an 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 an 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 »
Venu Cherukuri says in an 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 an 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 CA Agile Central 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 CA Agile Central 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 »
Sukarna Chirumamilla says in an ALM Octane review
Senior manager IT at a transportation company
It's the most powerful tool to do Agile framework. It's very lightweight, and the tool itself is built based on Agile methodology. My favorite feature is the user interface, how easy it is. And also how the modules are segregated in Octane. It is based on the Agile framework so it looks exactly like how you would develop your applications using the Agile framework. You get into user stories, you get into Epics. Everything has the same names so you don't need to interpret what is what. You can get into it right away. I say to our customers, "You can just get into the tool, and just follow the process." That means you are doing the job, like you got into the Agile methodology. I like the flexibility that I have working with them, starting from licensing it. The SaaS aspect, the hosting that they are doing, the way they respond to our requests, the way that I can escalate. And the way that we are working with R&D right now. View full review »
Sukarna Chirumamilla says in an Agile Manager review
Senior manager IT at a transportation company
The way that it handles the user stories. It's more compatible because it is built to support the Agile framework or Agile methodology. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the testing capability, so we have the bridge between AGM and to support the testing we want to do. So how you write your user stories, and the requirements gathering, in Agile Manager is pretty good. View full review »
AvpQualif259 says in a Micro Focus ALM review
AVP Quality Assurance at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable user feature that we use right now is the camera. It allows us to take the test evidence, and it makes it easier for the user, especially the business user, to capture evidence as they test. View full review »
Walter Whitaker says in an ALM Octane review
Qa manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The fact that it works on all the different browsers, it easily integrates into all the other tools, and that it looks like it will work with our pipeline 2.0 with a kind of DevOps in mind. View full review »
Mike Smithson says in an ALM Octane review
ALM platform architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable are the Agile practice methodologies. We have Waterfall with ALM and we use Octane for our Agiles. That's our distinction between the two. I like the visual interface. The way they've redesigned the interface over ALM. ALM is kind of old-school, but it's mature and functional. Octane presents the graphics and the feedback that people need immediately without drilling into the dashboards. That's probably the biggest selling point for our teams. View full review »
Jordan Gottlieb says in a Micro Focus ALM review
Principal consultant qa architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Test management and reporting. Those are the two most important things. I tell my customers that the two main reasons they have ALM: * Quality management, project management from a QA perspective - testing, defect management, how testing relates back to requirements. * And reporting to make good business decisions in the future. View full review »
SeniorSyb114 says in a TFS review
Senior System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Complete integration with VS IDE and Office tools: This give us a possibility of high-level automation, thus minimizing human error. View full review »
RaviKumar3 says in a TFS review
IT Manager 2, Data Mgmt Tools at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
* Version control * Project management * Test management * Release management View full review »
it_user461610 says in a JIRA review
Technical QA Lead in HPE NGA Synchronizer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
For QA, the most interesting for me are boards, backlog, and filters. 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 »
Ganesh Muralidharan Pillai says in a Micro Focus ALM review
Assistant Director Quality Assurance at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Requirements, testing, defect management, all integrated in one solution. View full review »

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