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Using ALM 12

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 Course Overview

This course covers all aspects of using HP ALM 12 to manage your testing projects, from developing your requirements and planning your software releases, through to writing test scripts, executing them and raising and managing defects.

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Features such as Sprinter, Business Views and Project Reports are explained in depth as well as the new Web Client interface, how the traceability model works and reporting facilities.

Throughout the course practical examples are demonstrated, and the delegates get to practice what they have learned in each chapter within ALM.

Who is it for?

This course is recommended to anyone new to ALM or for those upgrading from older versions of Quality Centre or ALM.

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course


There is no exam requirement for this course.

Course Objectives

  • 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

Syllabus – Key points

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. 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 raise defects and track them through the life-cycle. The traceability model 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


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