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.

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)

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. 

HP Application Lifecycle Management: Beyond the Tool

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The HP Application Lifecycle Management software is a tool designed to assist users in managing the entire lifecycle of the application, from inception to testing to release. But beyond the platform tool, what does the HP ALM software do for you? Continue reading to find out:

HP Discover: The World Cup of HP ALM

world cup.jpgHP Discover was such a great experience! It was three days of announcements and amazing sessions. The excitement was palpable and reminds me of the current global frenzy surrounding the World Cup.


Continue reading to find out precisely how similar HP Discover and the World Cup truly are!

Let’s discover together—HP Software keynote: Deliver Amazing Apps fast with Confidence

Delivering applications fast can feel like skiing down a mountain faster than your ability, risky and out of control, but it doesn’t have to be that way, it can feel nimble, balanced and smooth.  


Join HP Software EVP Robert Youngjohns on Tuesday, June 10th at 11:30 am, for the HP ADM (Application Delivery Management) keynote:  Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence, and learn the secrets of achieving that elusive balance between speed and quality.


Keep reading to find out why this session needs to be at the top of your HP Discover plan. 




HP Discover–Is your IT department prepared for 2015?

apps12.pngHP Discover is your opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the software development lifecycle process, software, tools, and integration.  While you are there you may think that your software development team could be competing for the iron throne of corporate revenue generation while increasing the IT’s ROI. The only thing left is to pick your banner that would fly from the highest point of Kings Landing.


Find out how to power your IT and understand how the software development lifecycle process can help. 

Discover the role of HP Application Lifecycle Management in the agile enterprise

p1.pngAs your enterprise moves and adapts to become an “agile enterprise”, your people and the tools they use need to adapt as well.


I’m going to be at HP Discover in Las Vegas next week to talk about how HP Application Lifecycle Management continues to serve your organization as you transition towards agile.  Continue reading to learn more about this session. 

HP Agile Manager 2.0 for Agile Development Teams is NOW available!

Agile Manager logo.jpgToday is the day! This is opportunity to use HP Agile Manager as a full-SaaS solution or you can buy it on-premise. This gives you complete flexibility in regards to the amount of control you want over the software.


Keep reading to find out what others are saying about Agile Manager 2.0. This this also your opportunity to try it for yourself.

Get your sun and SAP on in Orlando June 3 -5 with the HP ALM team

Orlando.pngSummer is here and the days are heating up. The same is true in Orlando at the Sapphire Now and ASUG annual conference.


The greatest minds in SAP will be there and of course, our ALM team will be in Orlando to immerse in the latest the SAP realm has to offer. Keep reading to find out how you can meet with us and what you will learn at the event.

Discover the future of quality in Las Vegas

venetian.jpgIn a few short weeks, many of us will be in Las Vegas for HP Discover 2014.  I am looking forward to learning and sharing ideas about quality assurance and software testing with peers, industry experts, and HP technical and business leaders at the event. 


Keep reading to find out what you will experience within the Applications Lifecycle Management track.

STAREast Postcard: Agile’s gone mainstream, musings on methodology, management and a miniseries

Silicon Valley.jpgAt one point Agile development was an early adoption technology. After some recent discussions and observations, I think we are beyond that point.


Keep reading to find out what has helped me come to this conclusion and how a show on HBO helped cement this idea.

Better SAP application quality for less effort—take a deep dive at HP Discover

Discover Deep Dive.pngWhen you integrate IntelliCorp’s LiveCompare into your HP ALM/Quality Center installation, you are able to achieve better quality for less effort.


Keep reading to find out how this is possible and how you can take advantage of this partnership.


Guest Post by Kevin Ko, IntelliCorp

Marketing Specialist

Gartner Application, Architecture, Development and Integration Summit: May 19-20th in London, UK

Gartner Summit.pngApplication strategy and its integration with the digital world is a core issue in order for organizations to keep pace with ever-changing business and IT challenges. The current trends of cloud, mobile, social and information have introduced a greater need for agility in order to manage an application portfolio with increasing complexity.

Automation Testing: LIVE at HP Discover!

Michael ‘Doc’ Deady and Brian ‘No Internet Name’ Palagyi will be together for one session only at HP Discover talking about turning testing out in six easy steps.


Keep reading to find out what happens when the DOC and BP get together on one stage.  Come find out!

DevOps: Knowing everything you can about deployment pipelines


Rolling out DevOps is hard yet extremely beneficial at the same time. How do you get started? I recommend beginning with deployment pipelines.


Keep reading to find out why I think this is so vital. Also, I would love to talk about it with you during HP Discover Las Vegas 2014!


HP Apps 12 Quality Rock Star World Tour Stop #5: Making Quality and Testing Rock in Austin!

quality rock star.jpgThey say that everything’s bigger in Texas, that that held true on last week’s trip to the HP Software Texas User forum in lively downtown Austin.  I had the pleasure of being the track manager for our HP Software Applications track which included lively interactions and three presentations from key customers presenting their big solutions for big quality challenges.  It was thoroughly enjoyable to hear from a variety of our Quality Rock stars! 


From growing a successful Center of Excellence across a global organization, to building and tooling up for the challenge of testing mobile applications, to taming the test automation beast, these industry leaders openly shared their best practices, approaches and leverage of HP ALM, HP Quality Center, and testing solutions to a lively audience of quality and application professionals throughout the Lone Star State.  Let’s take a large helping of their insights and ideas, Texas style…

You’re Invited! HP #Apps12 Live Tweet-up Chat!

ALM tweet up.pngALM is changing the equation on ways that organizations integrate, automate and collaborate across cross-functional and spatial teams.  It’s a tool that brings together a diversity of minds, from testers, to developers to executive leaders.  Our recent release of HP Apps 12.0 plays a small yet significant role as a part of this shifting technological development and space. 

Size AND quality are possible with ALM 12

With many items in the world you have to decide which is more important to you: quality or quantity. With these items sometimes you require such a large amount, that you sacrifice quality to meet the need.


This is not true with HP Application Lifecycle Management 12.  This new version allows you to have both. It is almost like it is the philosophers' stone— the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Keep reading to find out how software development bliss has been obtained.

HP voyages to Turkey with Service Virtualization and Apps 12

Istanbul HP Forum.jpgI have just returned from an exciting trip to Turkey. We recently held a customer forum in Istanbul, and the event was electric.


It was so exciting to see how IT has grown worldwide. Keep reading to learn how the world has shifted and how we have been there to support the changes.

Agile delivery and Specsavers Optical Group: collaboration, solution and software service

specsavers video.pngYour business has to keep pace with the current speed of software delivery. This is where Agile can help you increase the speed of your processes.


We recently sat down with Specsavers Optical Group Director of IT Applications and Quality, Jason Taylor, and Environmental Delivery Manager, Tim Collins to discuss how HP ALM and the Agile methodology have helped this organization keep pace. Keep reading to find out how Specsavers supply chain has been improved as a result.

The “HP Apps 12 World Tour” kicks off this week in Canada, come see Apps 12 live in action!

Apps 12 bus.jpgYou’ve seen the announcement, heard the news, now come and see what the buzz is about with HP Apps 12, live at one of the major stops on the HP Apps 12 “Quality matters now more than ever” world tour.  We will be at six key events around the world, from STARCanada and STAREast, to Gartner’s AADI event, to HP Discover and Velocity Santa Clara, all between now and end of June.    We will be speaking on trends, technology and best practices and demoing all the new capabilities of HP Apps 12 including Cloud Testing, Continuous Integration and testing, Service and Network Virtualization, and Agile ALM to name a few.

Don’t miss the bus!

The World Quality Report: A Google Hangout perspective

Google Hangouts.jpgThe 2013-2014 World Quality Report (5th edition) highlights the latest trends, information and practices compiled from over 1,500 respondents, which include various industry CIOs, VPs and testing professionals. Recently in a google hangout, I was joined by Marakand Teje, Senior Vice President of Capgemini and Guillaume Runser, the creative genius behind the new WQR benchmarking mobile application.


Come see what we had to say about the report and how you can get a deeper insight into the report.

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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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