Application Lifecycle Management and Application Transformation Blog
Sharing HP’s point of view on Application Lifecycle Management, sharing customer best practices and advice on managing the lifecycle of applications from concept to retirement.

Case study: How UK’s leading satellite broadcaster centralized training and knowledge transfer

software education.jpgInnovation can create its own set of challenges that must be managed. How do you ensure everyone understands and is trained on the latest updates and information? Here is how BSkyB rolled out consistent, consolidated training and knowledge transfer materials — and saved big money along the way.


Guest post by Tina Sturgis, HP Software global marketing lead for education

The 3 sins of Application Transformation – How to identify and avoid them

ALM sins.pngPut that apple down! Don’t take a bite of it and fall into a pattern of accepting these three deadly sins of application transformation.


Keep reading to find out how you can protect your ALM environment from these sins.

Agile Manager user story: the selection process

agile-1.pngHave you thought about agile management tools to help you with the growing demand within your development teams? Tools that can also integrate with more traditional waterfall, iterative, hybrid methodologies?


It’s not just looking at management tools for agile, you need to understand how they will interact within your environment—as well as across your teams. It is also vital to get an understanding of how they interact with each other—from planning to implementation and beyond.


Keep reading to find out what you need to know to truly understand the impact of agile development.


Just published: 2014 World Quality Report--The name of the game is balance

WQR cover.pngThis year marks the sixth annual World Quality Report. The report is published annually by Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Sogeti, its local professional services division, and HP.


For the first time, the majority of IT budget allocated to Testing and Quality Assurance is now being spent on expanding IT landscapes. Keep reading to learn what this means for QA and what other revelations the report revealed.

Unlocking the true value of Application Lifecycle Management

To truly enable business change, IT managers must examine their approach to planning, developing, deploying, and operating software applications. An application lifecycle software model begins with a relevant business strategy to create crucial business results. Now I get to ask, have you unlocked your ALM treasure chest?


Keep reading to find out how you can unlock the true value of Application Lifecycle Management.ALM treasure chest.png

5 ways to enhance the delivery of your applications with HP Service Virtualization

service virtualization.gifA common problem that testers and developers face that is that they cannot get their composite applications delivered quickly enough. One of the key reasons for this issue is that a lot of their components are scattered and unreachable when the team needs them for development.


Keep reading to find out what you can do to make this process easier.

Back to the Future Part II-- More predictions for ALM and Testing

doc brown.pngGreat Scott! I have more predictions for the future of ALM and testing! In my previous blog I made two predictions and today I am making my final three.


Keep reading to find out what I think will happen as I hop into my DeLorean.


Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

HP Application Lifecycle Intelligence: Delivering actionable metrics to boost agility

ALI.pngIn today’s rapidly changing business world, business agility depends on IT agility. High quality application delivery is now more important than ever. To deliver new applications at the speed of business, your organization demands more from IT.


Keep reading to find out how you can enable these applications at the speed of business.


Guest Post by Paolo Lacche, Senior Project Manager, HP ALM

Getting unified integration and seamless delivery with HP Application Lifecycle Management on SaaS

partnership.pngSoftware as a Service (SaaS) and enterprise cloud computing have challenged the traditional way that companies approach delivery, procurement, budgeting and leadership. They have revolutionized every aspect of enterprise and they offer flexibility and cost savings that wasn’t available previously.


But what does SaaS mean for your application lifecycle management? Continue reading to find out how much you can do with ALM when it is powered by SaaS.

Hot off the press: Insights from Gartner’s latest integrated software quality magic quadrant

Good news was meant to be shared, and I am excited to share this with you today. Gartner Research just published their latest Magic Quadrant report focused on Integrated Software Quality and HP is in the leader quadrant.


Keep reading to find out what this means for you and to get a copy of the report for yourself.

Back to the Future, predictions for ALM and Testing and the 2014 NFL season

crystal ball.jpgIt is at this time of the year that I often think of the future. Maybe it is because it is close to the end of the year, or maybe it is because I am trying to predict the future in my NFL pool (Go Niners!).


While I am thinking of the future, I decided that this is a great opportunity to make some predictions for ALM and testing in 2015 and beyond! Keep reading to see if you agree with my predictions.

Achieving best practices and methodologies for mobile performance testing

mobile performance testing.PNGYour mobile application is the key to your customer. If your application doesn’t perform up to their standards, they won’t use it and it reflects poorly upon your reputation.


Keep reading to find out how you can improve your mobile performance testing and see how others have improved theirs.

Your guide to integrating the SDLC process with ALM: The leg bone is connected to the hip bone

AGMALM.pngYou’ve dreamt of having all of your design, development, testing, support tools and applications communicate with one another. This communication ability creates a seamless Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and implementation process.


I am here to tell you that the dream is now a reality and to take that first step toward it, I recommend that you begin by reading this article.

4 best practices that are needed to achieve continuous delivery (part II)

test strategy.jpgAnytime we use the word “continuous” in terms of IT, it becomes synonymous with engineering in automation. But automation isn’t enough.


Keep reading to find out what all is required to achieve continuous delivery.

Learn how to enable Agile development practices across the enterprise to attain peak agility

scale agile development.pngThe Agile software development methodology was designed to help you test and deliver faster.


I am sitting down with TriZetto’s Geoff Felder (AVP, Program Management, TriZetto) as we highlight HP's approach to enterprise agility and Scaled Agile, while showcasing TriZetto's journey towards Enterprise Agile, and their effective use of HP Agile Manager.


Keep reading to find out how you can join us.

How can you achieve 5-star performance for your applications?

5 star.jpgThe goal of any application development team is to develop an application that receives a five-star rating from users.


You know that poor performance impacts the user experience, which then impacts your rating. Keep reading to find out how to improve your performance to improve your rating!

Keep the end in mind: continuous delivery improves application development management (Part I)

get to goal.pngOne of the best ways to achieve a goal is to keep the end product in mind. When you focus on the end product, it makes the journey getting there a bit easier to handle.


Continuous delivery can be one of those “ends” that you keep in mind. Keep reading to find out what it is and how you can focus on it.

Where's the money in mobility? One word, apps

forecasted google and apple store revenue.jpgAre you looking to catch the big wave in mobile? Here is a hint: look at the apps.

It has been estimated that there is one smartphone in use for every four people on the planet. This means that the growth of the smartphone industry won’t slow down anytime soon.


Keep reading to find out how you can make the most of your apps and build ones that users will want to use.

Agile 2014 Orlando: Filled with Margaritas, Sunshine, and of course Agile

agile 2014 opster.jpgAgile 2014 conference has come and gone, but the excitement still has not died down. The conference was filled with fascinating and motivational events. Read on to see everything that went down in Sunny Orlando at the year's biggest agile event.

Streamline your project upgrade process with the HP Application Lifecycle Management Robot

p1.pngThe HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Robot is a mass upgrade tool that streamlines and automates the ALM upgrade process, enabling you to upgrade any number of ALM projects faster and more easily.


We made a number of improvements to the ALM Robot recently, which will save you a lot of time when you upgrade your projects.  Continue reading to learn more about the ALM Robot, and the benefits it provides.


(This post was written by Roy Gold, Product and Program Manager of the ALM Customer Success Team)

Calling all agile team members. Make your sprints more effective

How hard is it to include load and performance testing in your sprints?StormRunnerLoad-2.png


Pretty darn hard - right?


The code's not ready...  The performance testers / engineers aren't available.   You don't have access to LoadRunner.


There's lots of reasons why you might not be doing performance testing.   Well, there's a storm coming.. .a storm that will help you take control and test what you want and when you want...  Keep reading to learn more.

Labels: Load Testing

Agile and the “Fosbury Flop” – Setting a New Standard

Fosbury flop.pngWhat does the "Fosbury Flop" have to do with agile software development? Read on to find out and learn how to "flop" your way to being more agile in your enterprise.


HP ALM 12.01 Launch – Fresh out of the Oven

SME-bakeries-resized.jpgIf you are familiar with baking, you understand the anticipation that comes when you pull that wonderful delicacy out of the oven at just the right moment.



The feeling is the same when it comes to software. We have just released HP ALM 12.01 and the anticipation is palpable.  Keep reading to learn more about the improvements and how you can best utilize them. 

What’s cooking in Orlando? No, not the weather. It’s Agile 2014 and HP is going!

Agile 2014.pngThe hottest Agile event of the year is coming July 28-Aug 1 in Orlando.  Find out how you can connect with us at the event and get to see our innovative products firsthand.


Keep reading to see where the HP Software team will be and some of our favorite sessions.

Yo and the art of Application Lifecycle Management

yo-app-2.pngYo! These two simple letters became a cultural phenomenon during the 1990s. And now, it is one of the hottest mobile applications in the market.


Keep reading to find out what sets Yo apart from other applications and what it can teach us about Application Lifecycle Management.  

What can we learn about quality testing from J.D. Power and Associates?

JD Power.jpgWhen I make a big purchase, I continue to look for reviews of my purchase to make sure I made the right decision. This is especially true when I bought my car.


As I looked through this year’s J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality and Dependability report, I saw a headline that popped out at me “Initial Quality Problems Increase Due to Technology.” I immediately thought of the implication of technology on testing and the complaints that I hear from testers. Keep reading to find out what steps you can take to improve your quality and what lessons we can learn from this article.

‘The day after the days after HP Discover’ or ‘Trabajar en Las Vegas!’

Brian Palagyi at Discover.jpgNow that I am home once again from HP Discover and have had some time to breathe, I want to share with you what the experience was like. I had the opportunity to speak with many customers, and they asked me some tough questions.


Here is the rundown of what I was asked and what was buzzing around HP Discover.

HP ALM: tools that enable collaboration, deployment and development

tools.pngWhen you begin any project (be it construction or an IT project) you need to make sure you have the proper tools available before you begin.


Consider this your checklist for the tools you need before you begin to build and deploy your applications.

The power of HP Application Lifecycle Management with distributed teams and key stakeholders

joined hands.pngWhen you look over your application teams, what do you see? Do you see disparate units working in silos or do you see a unified team that understands how to work together?


Keep reading to find out how you can bust up silos and separation within your organization and built a more cohesive environment.

HP ALM/QC Optimization Services: A powerful tool for cost reduction, efficiency and quality

imagesrc.jpgWould you buy a high-performance racecar and ignore all the LED lights telling you that the car is under performing? Or would you simply use the low-end gears to make sure the car won’t over perform?


It is vital to racing organizations that they perform diagnostics to understand what is going on under the hood of their vehicles. The same is true of your organization; you need to undergo a performance review to make sure you are optimized. Keep reading to find out how you can easily check up on your processes and applications. 

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About the Author(s)
  • Brian is a Product Marketing Manager for Application Development Management Solutions with and previously for Project and Application Portfolio Management, with extensive experience in presales and implementation roles.
  • I have more than 12 years in IT, with over 10 years working with the HP Quality Management suite of tools—seven as a Professional Services consultant for Mercury/HP. Additionally, I am the Regional Practice Lead for the Quality Management Strategy and Solutions organization which helps drive inovation in the areas of Best Practices and constancy of delivery.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • Kelly has over 20 years experience with enterprise systems and software in individual contributor and manager roles across product management, business development and product marketing. A majority of my focus has been in areas directly related to applications spanning from developer environments, enterprise Java, integration middleware, SOA infrastructure, SOA Governance and now application lifecycle management. Kelly has a B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Backed up with over 20 years of IT experience ranging from Application Development, QA, Product Management and Product Marketing, Ofer Spiegel has acquired deep insight into the intricacies of Enterprise IT and its versatile challenges.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • 36-year HP employee that writes technical information for HP Software Customers.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
  • Areas of expertise include project/portfolio management, software education and application lifecycle management
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