Establishing a center of excellence to provide the
highest quality, in less time and at a lower cost by
applying enterprise-wide standards and ensuring
seamless communication between all stakeholders.
The absence of a fully integrated defect tracking system, combined
with the inability for developers to directly test the code they
produce, generates redundant testing and development efforts
which result in inefficient development processes and increased
cost of production.
Benefits of the IKAN ALM and HP ALM/
Quality Center Enterprise integration
The benefits of this bi-directional integration are two-fold: HP
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) customers will obtain
insight in build environments, predictable build results, repeatable
builds, nightly/automated builds, predictable deployment results
and automated deployment to test/production systems. IKAN ALM
will inform them of the defects solved per build or deploy, and
will give access to the results of the automated HP tests which are
automatically launched by IKAN ALM after a successful build or
deploy. HP ALM customers will obtain this information via e-mail
notification or directly in HP ALM/HP Quality Center Enterprise
as IKAN ALM instantly updates that information and makes it
accessible through the use of hyperlinks.
IKAN ALM customers will have access to all HP ALM/HP Quality
Center Enterprise functionalities and will, for example, be able
to use the HP Quality Center requirements management in their
application lifecycle and launch any existing automated test cases.
• Improved communication between testers and developers
• Enhanced collaboration and teamwork
• Faster delivery times, higher quality
• Increased efficiency
• Reduced costs
How the integration works
The HPQcITSPlugin from IKAN Development provides a
mechanism for updating defects in HP Quality Center from within
IKAN ALM. Each IKAN ALM defect is linked to its corresponding
HP Quality Center defect.
HPQcTestRunner from IKAN Development provides a mechanism
for triggering automated tests in HP Quality Center. By adapting
the IKAN ALM project build and/or deploy scripts, the automated
tests are triggered after every automated build or deploy.
• Link defects from an external defect tracking system to an IKAN
ALM level request
• Link the IKAN ALM defects to the defects stored in HP Quality
• Let build/deploy scripts trigger the automated tests in HP Quality
• Minimize the number of faulty builds/deploys
About IKAN Development
IKAN Development, an HP Gold EMAP partner, provides
an integrated web-based ALM platform for both Agile and
traditional software development teams. It combines continuous
integration and lifecycle management, offering a single point of
control and delivering support for build and deploy processes
(manually generated or automated), approval processes, release
management, and software lifecycles. IKAN ALM tightly integrates
with leading third-party versioning solutions, build and deploy
tools, and defect tracking software. As a consequence, IKAN
Development offers a unique cross-platform ALM solution.
For more information
Contact IKAN Development at email@example.com,
+32(0)184.108.40.206 or visit www.ikanalm.com.
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Figure 2: The HPQcITSPlugin provides a mechanism
for updating defects in HP ALM/HP Quality Center
Enterprise from within IKAN ALM.
Figure 3: Automated test set execution log in IKAN ALM. Figure 4: The results logged in HP ALM/HP Quality Center Enterprise.
Figure 1: The HPQcITSPlugin provides a solution for
automated updates of IKAN ALM defects linked to
HP ALM/HP Quality Center defects on build, test
and production levels.