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HP Quality Center QC , a test management tool, is now popularly known as A pplication L ife Cycle M anagement ALM tool, as it is no longer just a test management tool but it supports various phases of the software development life cycle. HP-ALM helps us to manage project milestones, deliverables, and resources. It also aids in keeping track of project health, standards that allow Product owners to guage the current status of the product.
It is important to understand the history, architecture, and workflow of Quality Center. The following table provides us a better insight about the version history of QC. Site Administration Database is hosted on a standalone database server, while other project related data are stored on a separate database server.
The following diagram shows how the setup of QC would be in a large corporation. Each one of the above editions has its own limitation in terms of ALM functionalities. Based on the following table, one can decide which license is required for their project purpose. One should also need to take care of the prerequisites carefully to carry out a successful installation. For evaluation purpose, both client and server can reside on the same system and in this chapter, we will do the installation of that kind.
Continue to click the Next button until you reach the Finish screen. Here you need to key-in the passphrase such that there is a minimum of 12 characters. Choose "Jboss Application Server" and allow all others as default values. This server setting will enable you to interact with other QC users via Email or it triggers an email based on the settings.
Please note that the database corresponds to the one that is already installed on the server. The user credentials should have privileges to create Database on the server. Only if all the field values are correct, it moves on to the next screen. Do NOT forget to remember these credentials so that you can log into QC using these credentials after successful installation. If the user wishes to make any changes, then he can do so by going back to the previous window.
Upon Completion the message is thrown to the user if the installation is successful. In this chapter, we will discuss how to create Project, Domain and Users. The next step from there is to create a Domain. Enter Domain Name and click OK. Once a Domain is created, the next step is to create 'Projects'.
Creating a Project takes us through a wizard and one should follow the steps given below to create 'Projects'. Select "Create an Empty Project" and click "Next". Click "OK" to see the created project in the Project Pane.
HP Application Lifecycle Management ALM displays data in infragistics grid view or in a tree structure and users can manipulate the data in various ways, such as rearranging columns, filtering, sorting, and grouping. One can also attach files to those grid records, search for specific text in records, and view history of various entities.
The following features are to be understood to ensure that users are able to work with Quality Center seamlessly. Enables users to capture and attach screenshot of your application under test to an entity in ALM. Enables users to view a list of alerts for a selected record and also allows them to create, view, and modify a follow up flag to remind themselves to follow up on an issue.
This area helps us to create and manage releases and cycles. It also helps us make project planning and tracking. Creating Releases is the first step in Quality Center. All the work item such as libraries, test execution, and defects are tracked based on the release.
Click the New Releases button and the New Release dialog opens. Enter the name of the release and click OK. The Release will be created as shown below. Upon selecting the created release, one can notice that the tabs - Details, release scope, master plan, scorecard, status and attachments are generated. Select the Release under which one would like to create cycles. Click the New Cycles button and the New Cycles dialog opens as shown below.
Users have to enter the start date and the end date of the cycle. Users can create as many cycles as they can under a release. Under Cycle, one can see the progress and Quality. The Progress is shown in a pictorial representation. Each Release has a scope and scope can be added under "Release Scope" tab under Releases as shown below.
Each Release has also a milestone associated with it and can be added using the Milestone icon under Releases module as shown below. Master plan can be accessed under "Releases" tab which displays the cycles and milestone timelines as shown below. A library represents a set of entities in a project and the relationships between them which consists of requirements, tests, test resources, and business components.
A new window would be as shown below and one can name the library and add resources such as requirements, test plan, and components. Once Libraries are created, the libraries can be baselined which is a snapshot of the library at a specific point in time. Users can compare baselines at any stage of the development phase. A baseline includes all the entities defined in the library, including requirements, tests, and test resources. Users can also compare baselines and export to CSV format.
Defining and Capturing Requirements is one of the key criteria for any software development process. Describing Requirements refers to what needs to be done to meet the objectives during development. The Requirements module enables users to define, manage and track requirements at all stages of the software lifecycle. The following are the key functionalities in Requirements module.
Click on each link to know more about them. Enables how to define traceability links between requirements and dependencies that exist between the requirements. Enables user to view the traceability matrix that lists source requirements and their associated requirements and tests. The crucial step in testing any application is developing a clear and a precise test plan.
A good test plan enables the team to assess the quality of the application under test at any point in the software development life cycle. Following functionalities are very important in order to understand in the test plan module better. Click on each one of the functionalities to know more about it.
This module describes how to create folders of test subjects in the test plan tree and also to add tests. This module helps the testers to execute the created tests. One can schedule, run and analyze, post defects using this module.
The Following functionalities in Test Lab module helps us to understand test lab module in depth. For establishing a connection, first step is to install the required Addins. In case of "Unified Functional testing" UFT , choose the options appropriately and install the addins.
Enter the Server URL as shown in the below example. Tester has to connect to the relevant project area. The same can be done using "Settings" of "File" Menu. Navigate to Resources Tab and select the Datatable that we added in Step The Libraries files and Object Repositories are bound dynamically. The Procedure to Add tests into Test Lab remains the same as that of manual tests. User can click on "Launch report" to get to know about more details of the execution. During test execution, when the expected result does not match with the actual result, a defect should be logged.
Now Let us focus various functionalities associated with defects. If the defects are logged during the test execution the step and description would be autopopulated from test case where as If a defect is logged by clicking on "New Defect" in defect module the steps, description and summary needs to be entered manually by the user.
Instead they can make use of "Set Default Values" Option. It can be accessed from "New Defect" Window as shown below. The "Set Default Values" dialog opens. We will be able to set a default value for each one of the fields in "Defects" Section which would be prepopulated once we click on "New Defect" button.
All the defects are displayed by default, hence the user has to use filter functionalities to display only those that are filtered by user. Let us understand the importance of each one of them in detail. The "Graph Wizard" dialog opens. Sometimes we are in a situation to customize the project. Below are the modules which will help us in customizing the project.
Click on each one of these links to understand the functionalities in detail. When a project administrator accesses project Customization, then the following modules would be shown to the user for customization.
Previous Page. Next Page. Previous Page Print Page. Users Dialog Box Enables users to choose a user name from the list of users. Find Dialog Box Enables users to search for a particular record in a tree view or grid view.
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HP Quality Center QC , a test management tool, is now popularly known as A pplication L ife Cycle M anagement ALM tool, as it is no longer just a test management tool but it supports various phases of the software development life cycle. HP-ALM helps us to manage project milestones, deliverables, and resources. It also aids in keeping track of project health, standards that allow Product owners to guage the current status of the product. It is important to understand the history, architecture, and workflow of Quality Center. The following table provides us a better insight about the version history of QC. Site Administration Database is hosted on a standalone database server, while other project related data are stored on a separate database server.