HP Application Life Cycle Management (ALM)

  • Understand what can be stored in ALM and how to import existing data
  • Understand how to extract reports and metrics from ALM
  • Understand how to use Version Control features to safeguard your test assets
  • By the end of the course you should have a complete understanding of all the modules within ALM and how it should be used to manage your testing projects from start to finish

    Introduction to ALM

  • Overview of the ALM interface, brief explanation of the ALM architecture and login process Management module
  • How to plan for your software releases and for each release how to plan your testing cycles

    Test Requirements

  • How to create your own requirement types, how to write requirements, how to link them back to cycles & releases. How to implement requirement traceability.
  • How to implement risk-based analysis against test requirements

    Business Models

  • How to import existing Business Models into ALM from other modelling tools

    Test Planning

  • How to use the Test Plan module to develop test scripts. How to use parameterisation in your scripts.
  • Creation of reusable scripts. How to link tests to requirements.
  • How to create multiple Test Configurations to test multiple use-cases

    Test Resources

  • How to store and manage shared test assets such as Function Libraries, Object Repositories, Data Tables/li>
  • How to check dependencies on shared assets

    Test Execution

  • How to create Test Sets. Test Execution and results.
  • Creating Host Groups, and configuring execution flow. Test Set Options.
  • Traceability of defects raised in test runs


  • How to use the new Sprinter manual test runner.
  • Configuration of Sprinter, Data Injection, using Macros, the Storyboard and screen capture and annotation are all covered in this chapter as well as creating new manual tests from a Sprinter recording

    Defect Tracking

  • The Defect Life Cycle.
  • How to raisedefects and track them through the lifecycle.
  • The traceability model in ALM

    Project Planning in ALM

  • Explores the Project Planning and Tracking module to define scope items, milestones and set up KPIs to ensure project deadlines are met.


  • Using analysis and the Dashboard for generating reports and graphs.
  • How to use the report generator and the Excel reporting utility.
  • How to use the new Business Views and how to create your own Template Reports

    Version Control

  • Using version control, creating Libraries and Baselines. Pinning Test sets to Baselines. Comparing Baselines.

    Importing Libraries

  • Exporting from MS Office
  • How to install the MS Office add-ins.
  • How to export data from Excel into ALM

    ALM Web Client

  • Demonstrates the new cross-browser web client and the new Author mode in the Requirements module