HP SWU 2010: What To Expect?

Andreas Birk

HP Software Universe 2010 opens today in Washington D.C. Conference and exhibition will last for four days until June 18. I wonder what news it will bring for the HP Quality Center product family?

To set expectations, let’s look back to HP Software Universe Europe that took place in December 2009 in Hamburg. There, I participated in a QC roadmap presentation by HP product managers Roi Carmel and Raziel Tabib. They highlighted the following feature areas for the next release of QC (codename Maya):

  • Requirements management with integrated business process modeling (BPM), requirements templates, tracebility matrix, and other enhancements
  • Accelerated manual testing with new user interface and concurrent execution of tests on multiple platforms
  • Unified functional testing on business process layer, on application / GUI layer as well as on service / component / API layer
  • Quality project management with enhanced control and visibility for quality management on overall project management level
  • Extension of integration opportunities through the new and additional QC REST APIs

These announcements have set the stage and our expectations. Let’s keep an eye on what will be presented at Software Universe. Particularly interesting will be how those new features will be mapped on HP’s licensing model.

On AgileQC.net, Gerald and I will report and comment on forthcoming news and announcements.