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Page 1: COMPLETE STANDARDIZATION OF HP ALM - QA Testing Tools · complete HP ALM standardization Helping HP QC & ALM customers since 2006 We understand the challenges We know what it takes

COMPLETE STANDARDIZATION OF HP ALM

WWW.ASSURE.NET

Page 2: COMPLETE STANDARDIZATION OF HP ALM - QA Testing Tools · complete HP ALM standardization Helping HP QC & ALM customers since 2006 We understand the challenges We know what it takes

Founded in 2006

International software company with offices worldwide

HP technology provider and partner

Deployed in the world’s largest HP ALM environments

ABOUT ASSURE

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WHAT DO WE DO

Project

Management

Release /

Requirements

Management

SW

Development

QA and

Testing IT Operations

Tools

Knowhow Process

Expertise Analytics

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WHY STANDARDIZE?

Successfully run large HP ALM instances with limited staff

Implement Enterprise Cross Project reporting and Integrations

Ability to centralize and save $$ by implementing automated central reporting platform

Up to 20% increase in QA efficiency

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Assure provides a proven and reliable solution for complete HP ALM standardization Helping HP QC & ALM customers since 2006 We understand the challenges We know what it takes We have expertise and the tools to make it happen

Our largest customer to date had 1200 active projects – now all standardized

ASSURE AND STANDARDIZATION

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Customer has two ALM instances

~200 ALM projects

4 Business units working differently

General ‘Project Template’

Projects can and are individually customized

Multiple integrations

Several groups create their own reports

How to Standardize?!?!

TYPICAL SCENARIO

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Analyzing the scope

Agree on a ‘golden template’

Complex dependencies

Technical challenges – how to go about it

Availability of required knowledge

Too big task, limited resources

How to explain management the benefits

CHALLENGES

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HP ALM does not help standardize

Not the Fields

Not the Data

HP IT – one of the worlds largest ALM installations is using Assure’s products!

CHALLENGES CONT.

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Analysis Create Project

Template(s) Standardize

Projects Maintain and

Control Change

HIGH LEVEL STANDARDIZATION PROCESS

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PROJECT TEMPLATES

A Template project is an ALM Project with additional special functionality:

Cross-Project Customization

”Regular” projects are linked to the Template

Changes are pushed from the Template to the linked projects

Template

Project 1 Project 2 Project 3

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Template

Project A Project B Project C

Software Version

Software Version Software Version Software Build

Software Version

Software Version

A Field, Software

Version is introduced in

the template

To a new project, the

field is deployed

perfectly

If a Field already exists

with the same name,

customization fails

If a Field exists with different name, the field is

duplicated. Data has to be moved and

manipulated

SO – WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?!

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ASSURE PROJECT HARMONIZER

Map existing fields to template fields

Solves the problem of conflicting ALM project fields

Turnkey solution

Easy to use

Field-proven with thousands of projects

HP Certified

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Template Project

Defect Status List

• Open

• Closed

• Deferred

WHAT ABOUT THE DATA??

Defect Status List

• Open

• Closed

• Postponed

Defect Status List

• Open

• Closed

• Deferred

Defect ID Status

1 Open

2 Postponed

3 Postponed

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ASSURE DATA STANDARDIZER

Data Integrity issues are often noted:

Cross project reports are implemented

Sharing test assets across projects

Integrations that involve multiple ALM projects

Causes:

Processes change over time: list values change over time

Business units work differently

Merges and Aquisitions

Errors

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ASSURE DATA STANDARDIZER

Locate and fix inconsistent data in your HP ALM projects

Maintain high data quality

Instant Assessment of your Data Quality

Reuse tasks across projects to save time

Leverage your Project Staff / SME’s

HP Certified

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STAYING STANDARDIZED

Use HP ALM Templates

Gain Full control over project customizations

Push customizations from the template with one click

Enforce standard Project Lists and Fields, User Groups, Requirement Types

Assure Data Standardizer

Keep data quality in top shape

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ASSURE PROJECT HARMONIZER VS. ’MANUAL’ HARMONIZATION

’Manual’ Harmonization Assure Project Harmonizer

Development Effort A solution has to be developed.

Expertise is needed and knowledge has to be

acquired. A lot of investigation, trial & error.

Turnkey software product with support and

maintenance.

Risk Risky. A lot of testing needed and many ALM

projects will be corrupted in the process

Proven technology. Certified and recommended

by HP.

Impact handling

(Cover all aspects of database modifications)

Not handling all the aspects of database

changes. Project integrity not maintained, work

has to be redone by users (reports, favorites,

history, filters, rules, permissions and more)

Maintains everything related to modified fields

intact. Retains data integrity and consistency of

the project.

Usability Usually scripts or excel sheets, not user friendly.

Time consuming.

Extremely user friendly & easy to use UI,

designed by usability specialists to be as efficient

as possible.

Project Downtime during database conversion Significant project downtime (hours). Users

cannot use the project during this time

Optimized with the help of HP R&D and

database experts to minimize project downtime.

Benchmark document is available.

Harmonization Process Trial & Error. Best guess. Surprises likely to

arise, resulting in costly delays.

Clear documentation of the process including

methodology, considerations, tasks & roles.

Based on experience and success.

Total Estimated Time (for 200 Projects –

medium level of customization)

50 weeks 6 weeks

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THANK YOU

[email protected]

954-643-7622

WWW. ASSURE.NET