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HP ALM Adoption Rises: What you need to know.

iStock_000017033597XSmall.jpgThere is something remarkable happening in application software development, and our customers are surfing the leading edge.


This week, HP Software announced two customer testimonials showcasing the success they have seen adopting HP Application Lifecycle Management to ensure success in modern software projects.    HP Application Lifecycle Management is a core component of the HP IT Performance Suite for Application Transformation.


For our loyal readers of this blog, we have frequently discussed the characteristics of Application Transformation and Modernization projects,  including the typical challenges faced by HP customers.  These blog entries have been some of the most read blog entries on the HP Communities.   Popular blog entries include Reducing Cycle Time, Two major headaches from Cloud Development, Debt, Deficits, and Application Modernization,  and Enterprise Mobile Apps and Application Modernization.


What are customers saying about HP Application Lifecycle Management?iStock_000015854573XSmall.jpg


In the announcement, HP showcased enterprise success with HP Application Lifecycle Management 11 deployments at CIBER and at Fonterra, including how HP Application Lifecycle Management 11 helps optimizes all phases of the application development lifecycle, including requirements definition and management, project planning and tracking, application development, software quality assurance, and application performance validation.


Better Software, Higher Quality, Faster Delivery at Fonterra


The Fonterra Co-operative Group customer success story focused on how consistent, repeatable, and standardized the software development lifecycle process has become with HP Application Lifecycle Management, which in turn empowers better faster software delivery and higher quality (and therefore, better software.)  Sherry Ludlam, one of the leaders in the Fonterra’s IT department said it best, quoting the HP public announcement from last week:


“The number of application releases, upgrades and updates continually increases each year, making it a challenge to quickly deliver quality software,   By using consistent, repeatable and standardized processes together with HP ALM 11, we can support the increased volume of change requests and deliver higher quality applications that keep our business competitive in the market.”


iStock_000016761261XSmall.jpgALM Delivers the Cloud for New Efficiencies at CIBER


Jay Castleberry, the interim CIO at CIBER, was also featured in this announcement.  What is interesting about the CIBER deployment of HP IT Performance Suite for Application Transformation is that CIBER has built a cloud-based deployment of the HP software solutions to help organizations ensure success in an affordable pay-as-you-go structure of managed services.  To quote the CIBER interim CIO featured in the HP announcement,


“Our clients want cloud-based applications that improve overall application quality without the investment needed to do it themselves.  CIBER’s deep testing skills and experience coupled with HP’s market-leading performance testing software create an affordable pay-as-you-go structure or managed service offering that makes quality and performance testing accessible to organizations and projects of all sizes.”


Both of these case studies showcase how all major stakeholders that support the full application lifecycle were empowered by the HP IT Performance Suite for Applications.


HP Application Lifecycle Management is about Collaboration


In my conversations with HP’s customer facing organizations, and with our top customers, I continue to see common trends in adopted practices of developing and delivering business software


Where traditional SDLC processes focused on gates, documents, and hand-offs, the modern application delivery lifecycle is about real-time collaboration, and our most successful customers are adopting a system where people can work together, where information is shared fluidly, and where changes are constantly tracked.


HP Application Lifecycle Management 11 is such as system.  One integrated platform, designed on a 21st century application development stack, empowering all key roles in the organization.      In a single deployment of the HP Application Lifecycle Management suite, our customers are empowering Business Analysts for requirements definition and management,  Project Managers for project planning and tracking, Application Developers for development management, Quality Assurance Testers for change and risk based testing, and the VP of Applications for a unified view of project health. 


Personally, I am thrilled to see the adoption of HP ALM continue to rise, and will be exploring more of this success on future updates to this blog.


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Matthew Morgan is Vice President of Product Marketing for HP Software and serves as the marketing business owner for the Hybrid IT and Cloud...

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