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4 More Essential Features of the Ultimate Test Management Tool

Last time out we discussed four essential features that test management tools should have. Our quest for perfection continues and, armed with feedback from real-world testers, we’d like to share another four expectations for great test management solutions. Let’s take a look at what can help specific test management software and tools to stand out from the competition.

4 More Essential Features that Test Management Tools Should Have

#1) Easy to integrate existing software

It can be an uphill battle to convince your development team to adopt new test management software or tools. You may be able to point out a host Continue reading →

4 Essential Features that Test Management Tools Should Have

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Vu Lam, CEO of QASymphony. Author has a great point about the state of the current test management tools in the market and highlights the importance of a tool having some core features that the testers want. Read on to know what he thinks are essential features of any test management tool. Let us know if you agree in the comments below.


As software development adapts to the agile methodology and increasingly makes its way into the cloud, we are seeing more and more ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) tools coming onto the market. Analyst firm, Gartner predicts worldwide enterprise software spending of $297 billion this year, up 6.4% compared to 2012. There is a huge amount of competition in this space.

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HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 7) – Project Analysis Using the Powerful Dashboard Tools

Here we are at the end of the QC series. If you are here for the first time, I highly recommend you to go through all the Quality center tutorials published as of now. I’m sure after reading these tutorials you should be able to start using this tool on your live projects. You can also recommend it to a management team for evaluation if you are thinking to introduce a test management tool on your project.

This last topic will help you use the inbuilt analysis feature of Quality Center in a way that reduces a lot of work on the tester or test manager’s end to explicitly record, collect and understand the data related to the entire QA process.

Quality Center Dashboard:

The analysis feature in HP ALM/QC is so robust and extensive that I believe this is what makes many companies or projects to go for it. Nobody Continue reading →

HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 6) – Defect Management

Through the series of these tutorials, we have seen how to create releases, cycles, requirements, tests and test sets in ALM. We also saw how we can establish logical relationships among these entities to make the metric collection as well as traceability an inbuilt activity in our testing process.

You can check all these tutorials listed in our first QC tutorial here.

Also in the Test lab, we executed some tests. If the test passed, then all is well. If it fails, there is a reason for the same. Commonly, any deviation from the expected value is a defect.

Apart from that, defects can be:

  1. Variation in expected and actual results
  2. Documentation errors
  3. Un-testable requirements that you want to report and track
  4. Environment failures that prevent you from testing

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Executing Test Cases Using ALM/QC (Day 5 HP ALM QC Tutorial)

In our last HP Quality Center tutorial, we learned how to create test cases and link them to requirements.  For that, we took an example of Gmail application and explained how to create and add test cases in Quality Center.

Please read our previous tutorial Creating and Managing Test Cases, as we are going to use same Gmail.com test cases for execution in this tutorial as well.

How to Execute Test Cases Using ALM/QC

Step #1: In the Test lab tab, choose the test set that you would like to run and click on “Run Test” or “Run Test Set”. Run Test- will execute the Continue reading →

HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 4) – Creating and Managing Test Cases

This is the 4th Tutorial in our HP Quality Center Training series. You can check all the previously published tutorials on this page.  Note – As the tutorial length is little long we have divided our initial 4 days training into 6 tutorials. This will help you to learn HP Quality Center step by step with every minute detail.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to create test cases in Quality Center
  • How to link test cases to requirements
  • Creating test suites in Quality Center

Creating Test Cases in HP ALM/Quality Center

We are working our way through ALM and have discussed Release, Cycle and Continue reading →

HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 3) – Requirements and Release Cycle Management with Example

In last two HP Quality Center / ALM tutorials, we saw QC introduction and installation guide. In this tutorial let us continue the tutorial by means of an example:

(Note – please allow some time for the article to load, as it contains huge list of tutorial screenshots)

Consider that your AUT (Application under test) is Gmail.com or any other email application.

The following are the list of features that we need to test – a high-level testing – not taking into account field level validations and such.

  1. Login – with correct credentials
  2. Login – Incorrect credential handling
  3. Forgot password
  4. New user registration

The features are going to be part of a certain release that has a couple of cycles – We will see how through ALM we can define this information.

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HP Quality Center Installation Guide – Learn QC (Day 2)

After we published Quality Center tutorial 1, we figured it would help our readers immensely if we add an article that elaborates the download and installation procedure for ALM/QC 11.52. After all, you will enjoy these tutorials to the fullest if you can install and practice Quality Center Software at your home or office system. So we have introduced one more installation guide tutorial in our original 4 tutorial series.

HP ALM/QC installation is a little bit tricky, but this comprehensive installation guide makes it super easy with exact steps and screenshots you need to follow in order to install and start using HP Quality Center test management software on your machine.

Let’s get started.

HP ALM/QC Installation Steps:

Step #1: Download: The first step is to download latest HP Quality Center/ALM software (HP ALM 11.52).

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HP ALM Quality Center Tool Tutorial (7 In-depth Tutorials)

We are starting HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Quality Center (QC) tutorial series. This will be a complete online training in 7 in-depth tutorials. Note – HPE ALM is now Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software.l

We have listed all HP ALM tutorials on this page for your convenience.

List of All HP ALM Quality Center Tutorials:

This first tutorial will give you a complete overview of the tool along with simple examples and concerned screenshots for your easy and better understanding of the tool.  Continue reading →