Micro Focus ALM Octane Waterfall to Agile

In what ways can application lifecycle management tools help with the transition from waterfall to agile?

Process Owner E/E Test Management at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
As for ALM tools help with transitioning to Agile, Octane is the much better tool and we need to find a good way, supported by Micro Focus, to move data such as test cases, requirements, runs, and so on from the old ALM to Octane; to change to Octane to get the most benefit and the fastest benefit from the whole tool.
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Jennifer Plourde
Enabling Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
In general, ALM tools help in the transition from Waterfall to Agile because having a tool enforces some processes, and provides a little bit more rigor than you would have otherwise. Having those ALM tools available has helped us enforce some consistency and adherence to Agile processes.
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Programme Test Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of how Application Lifestyle Management Tools can help with the transition from Waterfall to Agile, Octane was created very much with that Agile focus. It gives you that set of tools to create the environment, to create your backlog, to create your sprint, and to give cadence to that and give a reporting view of where we are at. Also, it's not just at the project level, you can do it at the program level. We need to start looking at things from a program level, and how we can expand out. It's the views it's giving you, and the tooling that it's giving you that fully support that Agile-type delivery. We've made it work for a Waterfall-type delivery as well. It's giving you everything you need, for whatever delivery you want: the project view and the program view.
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Steven Tompsett
CDA Engineer at Hastings
The visibility that we received from the ALM tool is that we can see a change through from its early requirements all the way through to development check-ins to the pipeline release then to the point that it's deployed. We can see the full lifecycle of the change within the ALM tool including integrations that we never before had in a change management tool. It's almost revolutionary for some people here to see check-in information appear against a user story in an ALM tool.
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