Recently, I provided an agile perspective on the Vivit TQA Webcast “New Features of HP Quality Center and Product Roadmap” by Raziel Tabib.
The webcast was focusing on version 11 of QC.
I got feedback, that existing customers of QC wonder how QC supports agile development in earlier versions. So I created an overview, which describes agile support from version 9.2 up to 11.0. It’s not meant to provide an in depth detailed description about features. Rather, it should provide orientation for existing and new customers what they can expect from different QC versions to support agile development.
There are 3 horizonal layers. On the bottom I’ve listed “agile enabling features”. Having those in place experts are able to build “custom agile solutions” which I have described in the middle layer. The upper layer holds “ready made” agile solutions. Currently HP provides the “Advanced agile accelerator” here.
Each QC version includes the features of previous versions. That’s why I decided to only list new features for a specific version. (Click on the picture to view an enlarged version).
HP QC support of agile in various versions
On August 31, 2010 we released the new AgileQC.net newsletter with information about agile development and HP Quality Center. The newsletter contains the following items:
- Upcoming Webinar: HP Quality Center New Features
- HP User Group Meeting Germany on September 14/15, 2010
- HP’s Agile Accelerator
- Forrester Wave: Agile Development Tools
- Potential New Agile Solution from HP
- Agile Testing Metrics
Read the AgileQC newsletter 2010 08
(Editors of AgileQC.net website and newsletter)
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.