On March 19, 2016 HPE has posted two new videos on the YouTube channel of HPE Software about the upcoming beta phase of the product “Next Generation ALM”.
This product is a fully web based ALM solution that targets the enterprise environment. According to HPE it will scale to thousands of users supporting the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
It is a completely new developed product that addresses the bimodal challenges in IT departments. Bimodal IT as defined by Gartner “is the practice of managing two separate, coherent modes of IT delivery, one focused on stability and the other on agility. Mode 1 is traditional and sequential, emphasizing safety and accuracy. Mode 2 is exploratory and nonlinear, emphasizing agility and speed.” HPE currently addresses mode 1 with the existing HPE ALM solution. The “Next Gen ALM” targets mode 2.
On March 22 HPE provided a webinar to the Vivit community with the title: HPE ALM Beta
Within that seminar Vandan Nayak Product Manager from HPE announced the start of public beta for March 24, 2016.
The Website for registration is: https://saas.hpe.com/signup/try/alm-beta The on premise availability for the public beta is scheduled for April 4, 2016.
HPE starts an interesting journey with the “Next Gen ALM” product approach. Watch out for more insights about HPE’s move towards the agile future at agileQC.net in the upcoming weeks.
Raffi Margaliot – senior vice president of application delivery management (ADM) at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) – provided major insights into the future of app delivery at HPE’s Discover 2015 conference in London. On stage he had not only an external consultant to talk about the challenges for future app development and delivery, but also top managers of HPE’s application delivery management organization.
Attendees got insights how HPE itself is dealing with the transformation to an agile organization. Ruli Weisbach is the manager of the ADM development organization and shared with the audience how his organization adopted agile practices during recent years. This is specifically interesting because they work on the product Agile Manager, which supports agile development organizations.
Later on (at 40:35 min) Udi Weinberg the QA manager of ADM provided an additional perspective of HPE’s agile development approach by filling in the quality assurance view.
The full session is available on YouTube. In case you are at a hurry and just want to look at Ruli’s talk, then start looking at video position 28:00 min.
HPE Video from Discover 2015 in London about app delivery:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) provides five different editions of HP ALM / Quality Center as of December 2015:
HP Quality Center Enterprise
HP ALM Performance Center
HP Quality Center Express
HP Quality Center Community Edition
Availability of features depend on edition. A quick overview of features by edition is available at the Application Lifecycle Management Help Center: ALM Editions
The feature matrix there provides a comprehensive overview about the capabilities of the five editions. However, for companies newly interested in HP ALM, it still might be a challenge to find out which edition is the right one for them.
In case you need guidance feel free to contact us.
HP has established a central online information repository with detailed information about HP ALM. It’s called “Application Lifecycle Management Help Center”. Once you access it via the URL: Go to HP ALM Help Center you will see the Help Center loaded with the latest release information (in this case 12.50)
Starting from this page you will find an excellent collection of information targeted at HP ALM end users and administrators. Moreover, you also get information about previous releases.
HP Software will be present at the Swiss Requirements Day 2013 on June 19th in Zurich. Interested Vivit TQA members may meet at the HP booth to exchange ideas and experiences about HP products. It is also an excellent opportunity to plan future local events in Switzerland.
On October 17, 2012 HP announced public Beta for its upcoming product HP Agile Manager (referenced as HP AM in the following). The Beta program will run until end of November and is a continuation of the private Beta which started in summer 2012 with selected customers.
HP AM is a fully web based solution to plan and execute agile projects. This SaaS solution provides integration capabilities into build and development environments. Using HP AM agile development team members and manager have instant access to project progress and rich possibilities for planning and analytics within agile development programs.
HP AM represents a major step in HPs agile offerings within the application lifecycle management ecosystem. While HP QC already has enabling features for agile development since 2008 there is not a dedicated product available that focuses solely on agile development. As of today two add-on components are offered for agile development: The HP Agile Accelerator and Application Lifecycle Integration (ALI). The Agile Accelerator delivers a specific customization for QC Enterprise or ALM, so that agile teams can start working in QC right away. With ALI HP offers QC users an integration into development and build environments.
HP AM can be used alone, or in combination with other offerings. For the HP QC/ALM community it will be of specific interest to understand how HP leverages its existing environment in combination with the new offering.
User Group Meeting in Switzerland on August 21, 2012
The Vivit TQA Special Interest Group on “Testing, Quality, and Application Lifecycle Management” within Vivit, the independent HP Software user community, will conduct a meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, from 13:30 to 17:30 at Swisscom in Bern, Switzerland. The meeting will be free of charge. Event language will be German.
The meeting will feature information and an open discussion on:
– requirements management
– requirements-based testing, and
– agile development
… with HP Quality Center / ALM.