HP White Papers

Aligning HP ALM to SAFe
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a fully scalable set of agile best practices used at an enterprise scale. It is often selected when it is clear that Scrum, while effective for a small organization with fairly independent teams, is not scalable for a large enterprise with multiple delivery teams. HP® Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) can provide tremendous value for testers in SAFe and Scrum environments; however, there are several challenges teams face as they prepare to undertake the transformation from waterfall to agile testing. This paper will briefly address these challenges and provide some recommendations that can help the testing team improve their value to the agile delivery.

Quality Management – Show Me One Good requirement
Getting to good requirements is the holy grail of good software engineering, but it seems that organizations that place more value on the slinging of code than the elicitation of a solid basis of requirements. These organizations struggle to deliver quality solutions to the marketplace, but they still fail to understand the root causes. Good requirements don’t just happen by accident; they are gutted out through a tireless pursuit for perfection. This paper focuses on identifying the characteristics of good requirements, and how to make sure you are getting them.

BYOD – Developing a Testing Strategy That Works
The movement of corporate entities toward Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is in full swing. Companies in reaction to financial pressures are looking at all options for reducing costs, including a reduction in the number of corporate owned and supported mobile devices. Gone are the days that virtually every member of the IT staff has a corporate sponsored smart phone. Corporations have embraced the BYOD trend as a means to manage skyrocketing operational costs. With this new trend, comes challenges to the testing team that has to develop a strategy for testing the company applications across a wide range of devices. This whitepaper explores strategies for ensuring a robust testing plan to meet the challenges of the BYOD trend.

Testing Authorities – Process and Vision
A testing center of excellence (CoE) is an entity with centralized test technology and methodology that helps drive quality and performance initiatives across the enterprise. What is the highest level of maturity in a Testing Center of Excellence and how do you get there? This whitepaper will tell you what you can expect as the journey begins and how a true CoE functions as it matures.

Performance Testing Citrix Applications With LoadRunner
A handy guide to best practices HP Software’s LoadRunner product to test Citrix application. It focuses on Citrix scripting techniques and run-time setting with LoadRunner Vugen for debugging purposes.

LoadRuner and Citrix – Advanced Techniques
This white paper is for IT managers and performance engineers who are interested in performance testing Citrix-deployed applications using HP Software’s LoadRunner product. It expands on a previously published white paper that talked about basic concepts, tips and tricks on load testing Citrix applications. It explores Citrix server configuration settings, as well as more advanced scripting techniques within LoadRunner Vugen.

Quality Management – Defensive Project Management
Brian Copeland provides valuable insight into how one can ensure project success in your Quality Management initiatives. He discusses concepts and tools that would help you become a more effective manager and help your organization to deliver on projects more effectively.

Configuring SiteScope for Oracle RAC
This document reviews how to set up Oracle RAC for monitoring under a load test, and a list of common errors and what to check for when monitoring in SiteScope is not working.

LoadRunner and the Winsock Protocol
A review on recording, enhancing, and correlating values when using the winsock protocol in LoadRunner.

Using the Virtual Table Server with LoadRunner
Otto Strickland of Zonetek shows you some techniques (with ample code) on how to use Virtual Table Server to solve data issues you might run into when using Mercury’s LoadRunner. He list the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. This is for advanced LoadRunner studies.