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  • COMPLETE STANDARDIZATION OF HP ALM WWW.ASSURE.NET

  • 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

  • WHAT DO WE DO

    Project

    Management

    Release /

    Requirements

    Management

    SW

    Development

    QA and

    Testing IT Operations

    Tools

    Knowhow Process

    Expertise Analytics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Analysis Create Project

    Template(s) Standardize

    Projects Maintain and

    Control Change

    HIGH LEVEL STANDARDIZATION PROCESS

  • 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

  • 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?!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Assure HP ALM Project Harmonizer and Standardizer

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    http://assure.net/blog/

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  • THANK YOU

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    954-643-7622

    WWW. ASSURE.NET