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.
HP Software Universe 2010, the annual conference of HP Software & Solutions, will take place on June 15-18 in Washington D.C. I checked out the event program at https://www.hpsoftwareuniverse2010.com and put particularly attention at the agile perspective. Overall, the track on agile application development includes ten presentations. Five of which will be presented by customers, five by HP.
There is one session that really caught my interest. It is called Demonstrating ROI and breaking down the barriers between development and QA and will be presented by Todd DeCapua from ING Direct. Todd will talk how a 180-person development team overcame organizational barriers and formed 16 agile scrum sprint teams that delivered new features and functions to customers on a weekly basis. That looks cool to me; it will be very interesting to learn how HP tools have contributed to this approach.
In the session Using HP Quality Center workflow and customization interface to manage testing process flows Michael Deady from JCPenney will show how testing groups control the process flow for various testing methods, including agile, using QC 10 workflow customization. This may give valuable insights into things that work.
HP provides a couple of talks which will provide insights into how it uses QC for their own product development. Probably the most interesting session from HP about agile will be How HP BTO applications support agile development today and in the future, by Raziel Tabib, Product Manager at HP. You can expect to get some impressions about agile support in the upcoming HP Quality Center release.
Stay tuned. In subsequent articles on this blog, I will keep on reporting about news from the upcoming Software Universe.