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ALM Customer Case Study: An ounce of quality prevention worth a pound of production cure

This blog post is the first of a regular cadence of postings about customer successes using some or all of HP's ALM solution portfolio to solve issues or attain efficiencies in the delivery of applications at various points along the Application Lifecycle.


This case study focuses on an example of deploying integrated Quality management across the application lifecycle to focus and prioritize testing resources at all phases and find and manage defects earlier in the lifecycle when they are less costly to fix.  By taking a systematic, risk-based,  managed approach to quality throughout the lifecycle, the result is fewer issues in production and faster time to delivery.


Why is this important from an Application Lifecycle Management perspective?  Because it's not enough just to deliver software faster, you need to deliver software that works.


Here's the case study preview:


Before rolling out its next generation IT system, Prudential Life Insurance Company of Korea wanted to assure quality with systematic testing conducted over the course of one year. This massive project carried with it significant risk, as errors and downtime could erode customer trust or even lead to business losses.


The company turned to HP Quality Center to make the application test process more effective and efficient. The implementation allowed Prudential Life to prioritize testing based on risk. And with quality metrics and centralized reporting, the company was able to make informed decisions about application release.


Most importantly, HP Quality Center “facilitated error prevention”—which is less time-consuming, costly and disruptive than finding and fixing errors.


To learn more about the Prudential Life implementation of HP Quality Center, take a look at the complete success story here:


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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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