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So the first impression that hits me about HP UFT 14.0 did not work on it. However, the Object Spy correctly adds objects to the Object Repository. In addition Descriptive Programming worked from our custom framework. We had a basic... more»
We identified an object that was supposed to have a width of 30 characters, but instead had 100,000. No manual tester would have found it, forcing developers to take a second look at all objects which uncovered similar size issues. While my... more»
There are always new features and more support for new and legacy technology architectures with each release. But the bad news is a growing list of long-standing issues with the product rarely gets addressed. While I have a larger list of... more»
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... more»
When I was a customer, it improved my organization because I was able to manage, to enforce standards on building tests, executing tests, and manage centralized reporting. Now, I translate that over to my customers from various levels of the... more»
I'd like to see the idea of users being flushed out more, so not just, "This defect is now assigned to a particular person," or "This person is assigned to execute a test." I want to see the users expanded out to teams where you have five... more»
Project Manager at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 23 2016
What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?
Overall, it is quite a different experience in using it. It does not contain any code, and builds from the requirements as a model of what the actual application will contain. The catch being that initially you do not need to define your test cases from the application end and things might not even be in sequence of what the actual final application would look like.
I have an analogy for this – a human body is composed of head, body, hands and legs. Each one has its own “attributes”, which in turn have “instances”. This is what is called the ‘Model-based approach’. Each hand will have attributes such as fingers, nails, elbow, fore-hand, wrist, etc. Then, all these attributes will have instances – long fingers, short fingers, thick fingers, etc. Now to build a body, you need to...
Director, Service Transition and Quality Management at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Jul 25 2016
What do you think of Micro Focus ALM?
We have a pretty strong emphasis on quality, so ALM is our gold source repository for quality. That's where we store everything, from requirements, test cases, defects, and all of the artifacts around certifying that quality is evident in every release, in every STLC product we produce.
• Room for Improvement
The UI is terrible in the sense that we actually use automation scripts to avoid being in the UI, which is just fascinating, and then the data model.
• Stability Issues
I would say it's stable in the fact that it's up and it works. We have challenges with the data architecture. We're excited about Octane. It has some interesting capabilities, but it's our standard. We're used to using it, so I guess it's the things you want to enhance in it, we're just...
* Ability to execute automated UFT scripts from Quality Center and store the results * Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needs * The user can export a lengthy test case with a lot of steps... more»
Multiple users can execute tests independently on their own computer because the UFT scripts are stored in Quality Center which is web based. All test cases are stored in one location which makes it easier for users to access and maintain.... more»
When a particular version of Quality Center has reached end of life, the customer is forced to upgrade to the newer version to be eligible to get technical support. The upgrade process can be time intensive and requires a lot of planning. The... more»
Zeenyx AscentialTest has unique features that are unlike other automation tools. Being a QA professional, here is what I like about the product. Let me begin with its most valuable unique features. The Snapshot series feature enables testers... more»
We are a service-based company in India working for the retail industry in the US. Before we moved to AscentialTest from Silk Test, a regression suite of a massive 2300 test cases - having different modules of an application consisting of 20... more»
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.
For a test management department, and we are highly audited, by the way, it allows us to have a single repository for all our projects where we do tests, as one go-to place for our test evidence. It has a go-to place for us to generate... more»
I have to say I'm not a huge fan of ALM. I think it's the best out of some of the not-so wonderful tools out there. The example that I usually give people is, if you're an IT person and you use a tool, you know that right click always does... more»
* Now, we get automated test cases, where before we did not. It cuts out the construction time of testing, about 75%, is what we found. * It is a store that we keep all of our requirements in where, before projects would come in and we would not have a place where we keep the past requirements so there was always a fight between development, testing, and the... more»
The only thing CA does not have today is a testing engine. So they have got the requirements piece, SDLC lifecycle with Rally (or whatever it is called now), but they do not have an engine to house test scripts to really pull together the testing pieces of it like HPE does. Really that is the piece that I would love to see them either acquire, build, or figure... more»
I'm not familiar with all the changes, but they definitely have to be more DevOps friendly. They have to certainly be more open source friendly. That's the world we live in, where we can cut costs away from large-scale vendor contracts and service contracts. The ability to seamlessly integrate and provide more capability for those, managing those infrastructures... more»
Version Control: TFS offers both the centralized “TFVC” version control technology as well as the distributed “Git” version control technology. TFVC is a file and folder based version control system, which includes the ability to check-out,... more»
TFS sits at the core of our entire software delivery strategy. Implemented and used properly, it provides a centralized place to store all source code and build information for the entire organization. We always know which version of the code... more»
Not all of the functionality, which is exposed by the command line interface. A broader view of the system-wide TFVC permissions would be beneficial. Since the security model is so granular, it makes it difficult to pull effective permissions... more»
ALM makes functional testing much easier for our customers. We tell them that if they use ALM, they will have a productivity gain of at least 40% compared to using traditional spreadsheets, Word documents, and so on. They also need it because their departments are getting larger and larger. They're not sitting in the same place, so they need a tool to combine... more»
We should consider not being a testing tool as such. I know that with ALI, we integrated the customer's EDI - the Eclipse, SAP and Visual Studio - but we'll need to do that more. We need to get moving in that direction as well.
There are tons of really valuable features. First of all, it's a model-based testing tool and the market of model-based testing is pretty narrow, and there are few offerings. I did extensive research in this area and at the moment CA Agile... more»
We have a number of challenges and one of the methods we use to solve these is model-based testing. That's what we're researching right now. We're doing a proof of concept with Agile Requirements Designer, which is pretty feature rich. ARD... more»
I don't know what improvements to make since we are not yet using this in production. We are still in the preliminary stages of testing. I plan to do more research on it. They're already doing the right thing. They're improving the... more»
Most visual components can be defined by simple drag and drop operations. Reusing the defined objects is intuitive. For more complicated components, Identifying windows and window components is flexible and powerful. Complicated test steps... more»
I have undergraduate Computer Science students entering all of our tests and they have found it easy to master with minimal assistance from me. The savings from using entry-level programmers instead of experienced staff to code tests has more... more»
Classes are not as object-oriented as I would like, but I am a programmer and not QA so I expect a lot. The interface has a lot of features and took a while for me to master, although I have to say transferring that to my part-time... more»
* Templates: Allows us to standardize fields, workflows throughout hundreds of HPE ALM projects. * Customizable Events drive workflow: Saves a few seconds of time when we set default values, customizable dependent lists. When we translate... more»
* Client-side ActiveX with patch upgrades * Support TDD/BDD * Adding features like Kanban, project plans, resource utilization, and JIRA’s big picture. * Traceability reporting: If HPE can generate a traceability matrix - Traceability from... more»
You can plan ahead with all the requirements and the test lab set it up as a library, then go do multiple testing times, recording the default that's in the system. Later, go back to check the coverage you are missing, so you can plan ahead... more»
We use the quality engineering testing tool plus the defect tracking to make our reports, projects, and quality better. Once we had the evidence to approve all the testing and all the coverage, the reporting went better. Usually, the products... more»
It is nice, but it does have some weaknesses. It's a bit hard to go back and change the requirement tool after setup. It's not flexible enough. The formatting is also an issue. For example, the project manager doesn't like the use it, even... more»
The user interface is still dated. Writing test scripts in HPE ALM is generally avoided as the interface is too awkward to use. At the software development company where I worked, the test scripts were routinely created in Excel and uploaded... more»
The most valuable feature for us is the automatic creation of the test cases, based on the models. And the impact analyzer that shows you where your change is impacting your test cases, and the ability to export that to our TFS Instance.
There are three major benefits. The first one is there is a time savings. It's much faster to create the model than it is to generate test cases. It's much faster to update the test cases in the model than it is to update them manually. The... more»
We're actually participating with CA to provide some enhancement requests on new features we'd like to see. I can't think of any specific ones off the top of my head, but I know they are evaluating, and they have already provided us features... more»
The two-way integration with Pivotal Tracker is what appealed to me in the first place. I absolutely loved the ability to file a bug within PractiTest, have it automatically assigned to the proper developer stakeholder, and include the full... more»
* It helped the testing process in two major ways along with a handful of smaller benefits. * I can't quantify how much better it is than "Excel Hell" for record keeping. * It was easy to see historic results of pass/fail status of certain... more»
PractiTest practically requires a lot of sandboxing, demos with their team, and online tutorials. Although this information is very readily available and PractiTest provides all of these services for free as part of their wanting your... more»
ALM: You cannot just say one feature is most important. You get the most value using all modules from Management to Defects. When you use the tool end-to- end, you can pull efficient project reports (especially scorecards) from the Dashboard.... more»
ALM: We currently successfully manage all testing projects due to ALM’s invaluable capabilities, which are listed below: * Built on best practices with a flexible structure, organization, and documentation for all phases of the application... more»
I would like to see better Reporting functionality especially more sophisticated graphs, for example Actual vs. Planned or high level progress graphs using indicators like traffic lights. I would like to see more sophisticated or flexible... more»
* The co-monitorial modeling. It lets us reduce the amount of scripts that we need to execute to get complete coverage. That is really important to us. * Traceability from requirements through test cases.
It has been pretty dramatic. We have rolled it out across many of our digital teams. In the first year, we saw about a 70% reduction in our script creation time. So, we went from five days per sprint to one day, one to one and a half days per... more»
* A better alignment to compliance-related requirements and being able to get visibility into those. It is really important for our industry. * Test data: There is Test Data On-Demand and there is the vTDM solution. We would like to see a... more»
Specialties: Writing automated test scripts using HP UFT and QuickTest Professional integrated with Quality Center.
Over 15,000 (fifteen-thousand) hours of actual hands-on experience developing, modifying, and executing QuickTest Professional and UFT scripts.
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Information technology consultant with versatile experience in software development and testing, as a lead for automation, performance & security engineering projects. Have been involved in software testing with emphasis on white box testing, API, security and performance test automation.... more>>
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• Since September 2007, have around 8 years of extensive hands on experience of designing, developing and Quality Assurance and Testing of diverse software tools.
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Iam a SCRUM MASTER / TRICENTIS TOSCA CERTIFIED implementation partner with over 14 years of experience in:
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- QA professional with 7 years of experience in the IT industry with 4 years in manual and 3 years in automation testing roles
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Having 7 years 10 Months of experience in Manual testing, Performance Testing, Database testing, Functional Test Automation and as Admin in HP ALM, HP PPM, HP Executive Score Card, HP SA, HP Anywhere & Collabnet Team Forge.
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