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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.

Got change? Spend a half day on-line with apps visionaries and experts for winning insights in ALM


Change is the name of the game in mastering the ability to deliver applications quickly, with high quality, that will also delight the business.   I invite you to come hear from leading visionaries, analysts and successful practitioners as they share best practices, insights and actionable information to help you up the odds by changing with the pace of demand and delivering winning solutions.  


Continue reading to find out what you will learn at  the free  -- HP Power to Change virtual conference, Sept 10th and Oct 1st.



Exploratory testing in an Agile environment – Part 3 of 3

Exploratory testing is a technique for getting rapid feedback from an application under test, by simultaneously learning, designing tests and executing tests.  This is the final part in a three-part weekly series on exploratory testing in an Agile environment.  Continue reading to learn when to use exploratory testing.


This post was written by Noy Bar from the Customer Success team.

Exploratory testing in an Agile environment – Part 2 of 3

Exploratory testing focuses on test design and execution, bug investigation and reporting, and setting up the session in order to do the testing.  This is the second in a three-part weekly series on exploratory testing in an Agile environment.  Continue reading to learn about some of the practical aspects of exploratory testing.


This post was written by Noy Bar from the Customer Success team.

Exploratory testing in an Agile environment – Part 1 of 3

Exploratory testing was born out of ad hoc testing, which is seen as unstructured, sloppy and careless testing performed by unskilled testers, without any planning or documentation.  The term ‘exploratory testing’ was coined to emphasize the fact that structured thought processes are involved, differentiating it from ad hoc testing. 


This is the first in a three-part weekly series on exploratory testing in an Agile environment.  Continue reading to find out more about exploratory testing, where it came from, and its characteristics.


This post was written by Noy Bar from the Customer Success team.

“Cliff Notes” Recap and Q&A-- Mastering Agile Development and Testing with HP Software executives

Did you miss Mastering Agile Development and Testing in the Brave New World of Mobile and Cloud applications webcast with HP executives Ajei Gopal and Matt Morgan on March 14th?   No worries as we have multiple ways to recap the timely and useful insights and interaction that occurred during the Web event and following Tweet Chat.   We are providing three ways to catch up “cliff notes style”. 

4 steps for developers and testers to create composite applications that are "Agile" not "fragile"

Getting ahead of developing and testing today's composite applications is like getting ahead of urban sprawl… we need help from technology and practices; it can’t be managed with brute force.  Agile development and testing teams need to plan for and implement 4 key steps to ensure their composite applications function, perform and are secure.


Keep reading to uncover the four steps to take now to prepare for testing in today’s environment.

Got 30 minutes? Hear HP Senior VP and GM Ajei Gopal insights on Today’s Application Challenges

Spend 30 minutes with HP and we'll share our vision, insights and a focused look at HP software innovations to help you and your teams deliver modern-- cloud, mobile, composite -- applications faster while maintaining high quality.   You may know HP as a leader in application software quality, let us share with you our innovations and solutions going well beyond to address today's Agile teams developing, testing and continuously delivering the user-centric software to delight your users and business needs.

Keep your head in the clouds with Agile—no matter your size

ic_visibility2_210_tcm_245_1336308.pngCreating and managing an Agile project seems to be simple enough. Now, what complexities do you add in a distributed environment that spans six continents? What happens when you include cultural and linguistic barriers—chaos I tell you.


Setting up an agile environment for small to medium companies.

Tags: Agile| cloud| SaaS| SDLC
Labels: Agile| Cloud| SaaS| SDLC

HP Software Speeds Hybrid and Cloud Composite Application Development and Testing

SpeedandPerformance.jpgToday, HP is pleased to announce HP Service Virtualization 2.3, newly enhanced virtual application services software that helps development and testing teams rapidly respond to enterprise demands to deliver innovative, new business processes.    



What is Grey Box Testing? How can it help you?

thCAHLW1O2.jpgI have always dreamed of being a contestant on “Jeopardy”. I can imagine myself being $10,000 ahead of the next competitor and having Alex Trebek ask, “For $1000, can Software Testing group survive and improve on the SDLC process in 2013?” My answer? Alex, “What is grey box testing”


Everyone in the testing industry has learned, heard, or used white box or black box methods of testing. But how many been trained, heard or used the step-brother method of testing—grey box testing or what is sometime called translucent testing?

New @ HP Discover - a special track for the development team

It’s that time of the year again, June is around the corner meaning HP Discover, one of the leading technology conferences in the industry, is coming up.

At HP we see the walls separating development teams and QA teams crumbling, and testing and development growing closer together. Agile, test driven development, context aware coding and continues integration are leading to close partnership between Dev and QA.


Following market needs HP Software has invested heavily in building the right solutions to foster collaboration between Dev and QA teams, support the development manager and to bring developers to the ALM fold to leverage the benefits of the ALM solution.


HP ALM Adoption Rises: What you need to know.

There 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 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Rick Barron is a Program Manager for various aspects of the PM team and HPSW UX/UI team; and working on UX projects associated with He has worked in high tech for 20+ years working in roles involving web design, usability studies, and mobile marketing. Rick has held roles at Motorola Mobility, Symantec and Sun Microsystems.
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  • Areas of expertise include project/portfolio management, software education and application lifecycle management
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