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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.

What’s the big buzz at HP Discover? The Application Lifecycle meets Big Data

Barcelona 11.PNGEverything about HP Discover Barcelona this year was BIG—big crowds, big stages, big venue, big cathedral (Sagrada Familia) and big data—which by the way, does change everything.


I now have a big amount of data crowding my brain from the event, and all of it is waiting to get out in this blog. I intend to have a bit of fun with all things Barcelona. I am also going to share my perspective on why I believe we are standing at the cusp of a big data revolution in the way we develop, test, deliver and manage modern applications.  


Read on, this is BIG…

See the future of mobile, cloud, agile and more at the Gartner Application Architecture Summit

Gartner summit.PNGOur world is shifting to a more digital world. We’ve said for a while that it is coming. Well according to Gartner, the digital age is here now!


Keep reading to find out how you can connect with our team at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit in Las Vegas Dec. 8-10.

HP Discover Day 2: “All about those apps, those apps, no trouble”

Twitter ALM 3.PNGWhile “All about that Bass” continues to be a hit around the world, “All about those Apps” was a major hit today at HP Discover in Barcelona. For those of you that weren’t there, I’m referring to the amazing keynote HP Software’s Raffi Margaliot, SVP & GM of ADM gave earlier this morning


Keep reading to find out what Margaliot shared during this session and what you can expect on day three of HP Discover.

You learn something new every day: An ADM perspective on HP Discover Day 1

fira barcelona.PNGDay one at HP Discover was one for the record books! The day was filled with announcements and amazing sessions.

Keep reading to find out more about the announcements that we made and how you can follow along with the excitement on Twitter. 

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The sun is rising on HP Discover

20141201_080718_Small.jpgHP Discover is about to start, the sun is shining, and everything is ready for an amazing week.



Keep reading to find out about all of the excitement our team has on tap for you this week in Barcelona!

Are you truly delivering amazing apps with confidence? Here’s what it takes

mobile mindshift1.jpgIt’s an omni-channel world powered by apps that are increasingly the face of your business. How do you ensure you can deliver amazing apps that delight users with the confidence to ensure quality is maintained?


Join me at HP Discover to learn more about three essential qualities that you need to keep in mind.


Guest post by Raffi Margaliot, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Delivery Management

Discover the future of Application Development Management

fira barcelona.PNGAs December rolls in, so do the holiday traditions for most people. For us at HP, our winter tradition is the one and only HP Discover event.


Keep reading to find out what we will be discussing and how you can connect with us at the event.

Scaling up to Enterprise Agile with HP

p1.pngAccording to the latest World Quality Report, 93 percent of IT leaders interviewed are using Agile methods for at least some of their development projects, and this number is increasing.


There are a number of challenges associated with adoption of Agile at the enterprise level, and HP’s Application Delivery Management products work together to meet these challenges, and help you deliver value to your customers.


Continue reading to find out about my session in HP Discover in Barcelona  on “Scaling up to Enteprise Agile with HP”, where I’ll be talking about how you can leverage HP’s products to meet the challenges of adoption of Agile at the enterprise level.

HP ADM is going to EuroSTAR Conference 2014 – Europe’s #1 Software Testing Conference

EuroStar.jpgThe HP Application Development Management team is headed to the EuroSTAR conference. This is event offers unique opportunities to participate in knowledge sharing, networking and learning.


Keep reading to find out how you can connect with our team and why you won’t want to miss this event.

A Managed System is worth a thousand (MS) Words

ancient_book_385x261.jpgCompared to a well-structured managed system, Word and Excel seem very archaic. Yet many Business Analysts seem to keep using Word and Excel and shy away from managed systems.


Let’s start by understanding where these tools fall short as we try to break this unsacred marriage. Keep reading to join me on this journey.  

Scary testing nightmares testers never want to face

happy halloween.jpgHalloween is a time when your creativity can also bring out your worst nightmare. From ghouls and ghosts, to vampires and zombies, Halloween is sure to spook your minds tonight. In the spirit of this traditional, festive holiday, I have rounded up some of the scariest testing nightmares no tester ever wishes he or she has to face, ever.


Keep reading to find out if your nightmares are here as well…

User story: Agile Manager’s newest feature, segregated workspaces

download.jpgSegregation has never been good, but it is now being used within Agile teams. These teams recognize that not all teams are created equal or use the same tools. These teams have different maturity, process, structure and of course strategy goals and levels.


Whether the duration of your sprints differ or you just simply need your own space, Agile Manager’s new workspace capability allows teams to set themselves apart while still maintaining the structure and a common thread throughout agile teams. It means an end to segregation within your teams


Continue reading to learn more about how to integrate your agile environments while still maintaining the individuality of your agile teams.

HP Application Lifecycle Management – A value driver for organizations

application lifecycle management graph.jpgWhat does it take for an enterprise to optimize technology investments and increase competiveness? There are three qualities that an organization must possess to make these advancements possible.


Keep reading to find out what they are and how you can improve business process efficiency and maximize revenue.

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!

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  • 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.
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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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