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Jordan Gottlieb
Consultant
Principal consultant qa architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Test management and reporting. Those are the two most important things. I tell my customers that the two main reasons they have ALM: * Quality... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When I was a customer, it improved my organization because I was able to manage, to enforce standards on building tests, executing tests, and... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

When I became a customer in 2000/2001, when I first started, I was involved in the decision to purchase the solution. Now, as a professional... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor to work with, I want to see that the technical people are really knowledgeable of what they're talking about. I want to... more»
AvpQualif259
Real User
AVP Quality Assurance at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

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,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I previously had used QC at a different company. I know I need a test management tool. When I joined the company, we already had this one, but I... more»

What other advice do I have?

I had a demo recently that was actually for Octane, but in that demo, I found out about a couple of tools that I actually have access to now... more»
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Mark Chase
Real User
Test Management Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The overall task management. Managing all the assets and metrics.

What needs improvement?

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... more»

What other advice do I have?

Testing is going to be testing. And the same challenges that you have in any of the different industries are going to be the challenges that you have in the ours, the insurance and financial industry, as well. You know from DevOps to Agile,... more»
Ole Kramer
Real User
Director at Scott/Tiger - Test & Quality Management
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

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... more»

What needs improvement?

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.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

HPE has failed desperately to offer a competitive enterprise for new customers in this market. If I have a new customer, three years ago I could sell them ALM site licenses. Now I need to sell them ALM global licenses, which is a hard sell... more»
Bt Ang
Real User
Vice President - Test Management Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Templates: Allows us to standardize fields, workflows throughout hundreds of HPE ALM projects. * Customizable Events... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved collaboration between our test teams.

What needs improvement?

* Client-side ActiveX with patch upgrades * Support TDD/BDD * Adding features like Kanban, project plans, resource... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

HPE ALM has been sold to Micro-Focus. I am not sure if Micro-Focus will be flexible. If no flexibility is provided, you... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were looking at other solutions, such as JIRA, due to all the issues I have raised.

What other advice do I have?

Below is a checklist for others considering a test management solution: * CIO sponsorship * Number of projects * Number... more»
it_user437799
Real User
Validation Office at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Traceability from requirements to executed tests and fixed defects * Visibility and reporting on test execution

How has it helped my organization?

It gave us control over the development of requirements and tests needed for the bank's transition from bespoke... more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface is still dated. Writing test scripts in HPE ALM is generally avoided as the interface is too awkward... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is totally over-priced.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using Excel spreadsheets to try and test a major system change in a bank. Need I say more?

What other advice do I have?

I think it is over-priced and would recommend looking carefully at other options.
Belgin Wolard
Real User
Sr. Test Automation Engineer with 201-500 employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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,... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

What other advice do I have?

I always used ALM and UFT. However, I had training and evaluated IBM JAZZ tools.
Sukarna Chirumamilla
Real User
Senior manager IT at a transportation company
Sep 20 2017

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

If you don't use any tool to manage your application people will - like some teams we have who use Microsoft Word documents to do their requirements, and Excel sheets to plan their... more»

What needs improvement?

We do have some suggestions on reporting. Most of the time we need to download data and then we create reports ourselves. If there was a little bit better reporting available that... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are using ALM, you had best educate your users to use the entire solution, not only the testing module or not only requirements module, because you will have way more... more»
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What is Micro Focus ALM?

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management software (ALM), is a unified platform that helps teams prioritize, align and focus their project activities, provides actionable insight, and fosters the re-use of assets from requirements through development, testing, and readiness for delivery. 

Built on best practices, an extensible architecture and centralized repository, Micro Focus ALM is one of the first unified, technology-agnostic application management systems available now; integrating out-of-the-box with over 30 open source and competitive industry products.

Micro Focus’s ALM suite provides flexible solutions and deployment options to meet your needs and scale with you as you grow.

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