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Create true KPIs with HP ALM’s new capabilities

thCAU3THIT.jpgHow often do you as a project lead stay up late at night knowing that you will be the last one to be told if a project’s timeline is at risk?


Hopefully this post will help you fall asleep easier.

A closer look at the manual test capabilities of HP Sprinter

Discover 2012.jpgDo you have questions about HP Sprinter? Luckily I have some answers for you. I had a conversation with Michael Deady at HP Discover Frankfurt about manual testing and Sprinter.

Geeks in a competitive arena

SC1010.jpgIf you had the chance to pit your team of coworkers against others in your area of expertise who would you wager on. Or would you prefer your company have a good old-fashioned pep rally before sending your team off for competition.

What to pack in your ALM snakebite kit

thCAIMDEHI.jpgIn my last blog post, we discussed the dangers of being bitten by a snake in the ALM environment.  Today I want to discuss additional considerations to avoid snakebites.

I also want to look at what you should include in a snakebite kit.  Because you know snakes reside around every corner and hide under rocks (after all snakes cold-blooded as well as some users)

Automation Testing: Why are we making it so complex?

BSP_Pict.jpgWith more and more test automation inside companies now, why has the automation itself become so complex where it almost rivals the system it is testing?  Here we will talk about what are the issues with complexity, the pitfalls of this approach and why the ‘Keep it Simply Simple’ style of automation development needs to be resurrected and embraced.  This is part one of a series and starts off with ‘Frameworks’.

The snakebite prevention kit for backing up your ALM

thCAPXBVC0.jpgInevitably you’ll have users that can’t help but lose, delete or corrupt information. The odds are if you’re a snake wrangler and/or an ALM site administrator that you will get bit at least once in your career if you’re serious about what you do. This article will teach you how to apply tourniquet to the injury and to extricate the poison before it spreads elsewhere.


(As it pertains to ALM)

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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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