On September 1, 2017 HPE Software became part of Micro Focus. The combined company is currently the 7th largest pure-play software company on the world.
Chris Hsu, former COO of HPE and Executive Vice President and General Manager of HPE Software, was appointed CEO of Micro Focus.
Read more at Micro Focus’ announcement on September 1, 2017.
With this merger Micro Focus currently provides a rich set of agile development and planning products. To name a few:
- Agile Manager
- ALM Octane
It will be interesting to see the roadmap of these product in the new Micro Focus context.
Stay tuned …..
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