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Application Lifecycle Management 12.x Essentials (ALM120)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Course Overview
  • Introduction
  • Course overview
  • Course objectives
  • Introduction to the case study
  • Introduction to the lab environment
Module 2: Introduction to Application Lifecycle Management
  • Describe HP’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) product
  • Describe the ALM hierarchy and roadmap
  • Navigate through the ALM modules
  • Describe the key features and benefits of ALM
  • Identify what’s new in ALM version 12.0
  • Identify additional helpful resources
Module 3: Working with ALM Clients
  • Identify the ALM clients
  • Use the ALM 12 Web client
  • Work with requirements
  • Work with defects
  • Perform web client customization
  • Design and manage forms
  • Work with business rules
Module 4: Working with Releases
  • Identify the relationship between a line of business (LOB), applications, releases, and cycles
  • Create a release tree
  • Recognize the significance of assigning requirements to releases and cycles
  • Recognize the significance of assigning tests to releases and cycles
Module 5: Project Planning and Tracking
  • Define Project Planning and Tracking (PPT)
  • Understand the terminology used in PPT
  • Work with PPT including:
  • Define scope items
  • Assign content to scope items
  • Define and configuring milestones
  • Assign and configure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Create a custom KPI
  • Calculate KPIs
  • View the scorecard
  • Use PPT best practices
  • Troubleshoot PPT
Module 6: Working with Requirements and Analyzing Risk
  • Specify requirements
  • Identify the characteristics of a useful requirement
  • Add requirements to a project
  • Create a requirements tree
  • Assign requirements to releases and cycles
  • Add traceability links using traceability
  • Add traceability links between requirements
  • Perform risk analysis for requirements
Module 7: Test Planning
  • Organize subjects and tests in a Test Plan tree
  • Create tests that define the steps for testing an application
  • Use parameters in tests
  • Generate test scripts from design steps
  • Define test configurations
  • Generate a live analysis graph from a Test Plan tree
Module 8: Requirements Coverage
  • Create test coverage in the Requirements module
  • Create requirement coverage in the Test Plan module
  • Create requirement coverage using test configurations
  • Analyze cycle progress
  • Track cycle progress with the test set folders
Module 9: Test Execution
  • Create and organize folders in a Test Sets tree
  • View all test runs for a project
  • Create test sets
  • Add tests and test configurations into test sets
  • Link test set folders to releases and cycles
  • Manage test execution flow and test dependencies
  • Execute manual and automated tests
  • Record and review the results of test executions
Module 10: Lab Management
  • Identify the motivation behind lab management
  • Identify the concepts of lab management
  • Manage lab resources
  • Schedule and execute tests
  • Understand Application Under Test (AUT) environments
Module 11: Build Verification
  • Describe Build Verification functionality
  • Create a Build Verification suite
  • Add functional test sets to the suite
  • Add performance tests to the suite
  • Run the Build Verification suite
  • View test results
Module 12: HP Sprinter 12.0
  • Review and understand the manual test lifecycle
  • Understand Sprinter features and functionality
  • Use Sprinter
  • Author tests
  • Perform exploratory testing
  • Define storyboarding
  • Use Sprinter to log defects
Module 13: Defect Tracking
  • Log defects
  • Search and review defects
  • Track defects throughout their lifecycle
  • Associate defects with entities
Module 14: Version Control
  • Describe version control functionality
  • Check out entities
  • Check in entities
  • View version history
  • Compare versions
  • Promote an older version
Module 15: Library Management
  • Define a library
  • Define a baseline
  • Compare baselines
  • Pin a test set to a baseline
Module 16: Asset Sharing (Libraries)
  • Define an asset library
  • Import an asset library
  • Work in parallel with source and target projects
  • Compare imported assets from the source or target
  • Synchronize assets
  • Define cross-project sharing
  • Share components
  • Use the ALM Synchronizer
  • Define a Hub project
  • Create user-defined fields
  • Explain the defect sharing workflow
  • Apply best practices for reusing assets
Module 17: Exporting from Excel to ALM
  • Identify the types of data that you can export to Quality Center
  • Install an add-in for Microsoft Excel to allow data to be exported to Quality Center
  • Format requirements, test plan, and defects data in Microsoft Excel files
  • Execute the Export wizard in Excel
  • Verify the exported data in Quality Center
Module 18: Reporting and Analysis
  • Describe reporting and analysis in ALM
  • Identify the features of the dashboard
  • Create dashboard folders and pages
  • Configure the dashboard
  • View a dashboard page
  • Generate reports and graphs
  • Analyze reports and graphs
  • Create and view project reports
  • Generate formatted project documentation and Excel reports
  • Share graphs that you can open without the ALM client
Module 19: Cross-Project Reporting
  • Define cross-project reporting
  • Enumerate the types of cross-project reports
  • Create, configure, and view cross-project graphs
  • Drill down to the graph records
  • Create project reports
  • Create a dashboard of cross-project graphs
  • Apply the best practices for cross-project reporting
  • Define Cross Project Business View Excel reports
  • Generate a Business View Excel report
  • Understand the HP ALM Excel Add-in tab
  • Work with the Configuration pane
  • Edit the Query dialog box
  • Select projects in the HP ALM Excel Add-in tab
  • Work with the View options
  • Save a Business View Excel report
Module 20: Using ALM from A to Z
  • Use ALM from A to Z