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HP Application Lifecycle ManagementSoftware Version: 1 1.00

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Document Release Date: October 2010 Software Release Date: October 2010

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Table of ContentsWhats New ...........................................................................................7 Chapter 1: Whats New in HP ALM .......................................................9 HP Application Lifecycle Management 11.00.....................................10 Installation ..........................................................................................12 Optimized Project Repositories ...........................................................13 Side-by-Side ALM Clients ....................................................................13 Project Planning and Tracking (PPT) Releases ....................................14 Business Process Model Integration ....................................................14 Traceability Matrix ..............................................................................15 Test Configurations .............................................................................15 New Manual Runner - HP Sprinter......................................................15 Project Reports.....................................................................................16 User Updates........................................................................................17 Administration Updates ......................................................................21 Changes in Feature Availability ..........................................................25 API and Database Updates...................................................................26 Business Process Testing ......................................................................28 Documentation Library.......................................................................31 Chapter 2: Whats New in HP ALM Performance Center ...................33 Administration and Lab Management ................................................34 User Features........................................................................................36 Standalone Applications......................................................................41 Feature Mapping..................................................................................43

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Whats NewThe Whats New includes:

"Whats New in HP ALM" on page 9 "Whats New in HP ALM Performance Center" on page 33

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Whats New in HP ALMThis Whats New guide provides an overview of the features that were introduced or enhanced in HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 11.00. For more information on using HP ALM, refer to the HP Application Lifecycle Management User Guide. You can also view video demonstrations of HP Application Lifecycle Management features by choosing an item from Help > Product Feature Movies. Whats New in HP ALM includes the following topics:

HP Application Lifecycle Management 11.00 on page 10 Installation on page 12 Optimized Project Repositories on page 13 Side-by-Side ALM Clients on page 13 Project Planning and Tracking (PPT) Releases on page 14 Business Process Model Integration on page 14 Traceability Matrix on page 15 Test Configurations on page 15 New Manual Runner - HP Sprinter on page 15 Project Reports on page 16 User Updates on page 17 Administration Updates on page 21 Changes in Feature Availability on page 25 API and Database Updates on page 269

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Business Process Testing on page 28 Documentation Library on page 31

HP Application Lifecycle Management 11.00HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) empowers IT to manage the core application lifecycle, from requirements through deployment, granting application teams the crucial visibility and collaboration needed for predictable, repeatable, and adaptable delivery of modern applications. ALM supports you through all phases of the application lifecycle management. By integrating the tasks involved in application management, it enables you to better align IT with your business needs. For more information, refer to the HP Application Lifecycle Management User Guide. ALM also includes Performance Center functionality, enabling you to manage all aspects of a large-scale performance testing project, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. For details on new features in Performance Center, see "Whats New in HP ALM Performance Center" on page 33. The ALM solution also includes Application Governance functionality. This component is primarily a design-time governance platform for service infrastructure. For more information, refer to the HP ALM Application Governance documentation.

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HP ALM EditionsHP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is also available in three editions which provide subsets of ALM functionality HP Quality Center Starter Edition, HP Quality Center Enterprise Edition, and HP ALM Performance Center Edition.HP ALM Edition HP ALM Description Complete HP ALM functionality, providing core functionality for managing the Application Lifecycle and scalable Quality Management for mature organizations and Centers of Excellence (CoE) involved with managing enterprise releases. For quality management teams managing small releases. For quality management teams managing medium to large releases. For managing all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects.

HP Quality Center Starter Edition HP Quality Center Enterprise Edition HP ALM Performance Center Edition

For more information, refer to the HP Application Lifecycle Management User Guide.

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InstallationThe following updates have been made to the installation process. For more information, refer to the HP Application Lifecycle Management Installation Guide.

Supported EnvironmentsFor the supported and recommended system configurations for your ALM server and client machine, refer to the HP Application Lifecycle Management 11.00 Readme.

Important: The supported environment information in the HP Application Lifecycle Management 11.00 Readme is accurate for the ALM 11.00 release, but there may be updates for ALM 11.00 patches. For the most up-to-date supported environments, refer to the HP Software Web site using the following URL: http://www.hp.com/go/TDQC_SysReq

ALM offers integrations with other HP testing tools. To verify that you are using a supported version, on the Add-ins page, click the More HP Application Lifecycle Management Add-ins link. Choose the ALM 11.00 integration matrix.

Installation Wizard

Validations have been added throughout the installation process. The installa