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One of the biggest challenges facing testing leaders is having the ability to quickly assess the state of testing for a project. Organizations need to have the ability to understand not only test case counts, execution metrics, and defect metrics, but also to know when testing will be complete and to understand the entire scope of testing. No longer is it acceptable to manage testing with spreadsheets and emails. Executives want to know the exact state of testing, and they want to know it daily. Teams spend entirely too much time trying to pull data from spreadsheets and meeting notes to build status dashboards, only to turn around and redo it the next day or week. 

HP ALM/Quality Center is the answer to that problem. This solution is the proven leader in IT quality management and fully supports your quality testing center of excellence (TCoE) initiative. This scalable, unified platform for automating the delivery of secure, reliable, quality applications enables you to implement a complete IT quality management infrastructure, establish consistent, repeatable processes and apply best practices for requirements management, test management, defect management and business components. HP ALM has the following core features:

  1. Enterprise Repository – for Requirements, Test Cases, Test Execution, Defects, and Reporting
  2. Release Management – for aligning requirements and tests to the release that is being delivered, and for establishing the testing milestones & KPI’s
  3. Requirements Management – for capturing and tracking the requirements associated with a project or release
  4. Test Case Management – for documenting the test cases and aligning them to the requirements through traceability
  5. Test Execution Management – for managing the execution of tests and capturing the results of the test execution
  6. Defect Management – for managing the defects that are discovered during project execution
  7. Dashboard Management – for creating and distributing reports and graphs associated with the testing process

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Benefits of HP ALM/Quality Center

Reduce Risk - of deploying systems that have not been fully tested.

Reduce Cost - by realizing significant return on your investments:

  • 45% reduction in quality and performance testing cost and effort
  • 60% reduction in requirements management cost and effort
  • 50% reduction in the cost and effort associated with fixing defects

Drive Flexibility - by deploying ALM/QC either in your own infrastructure or in the cloud with HP Quality Center on SaaS

Improve Visibility - by leveraging the ability to share requirements and tests across projects, and to generate reports across multiple projects in your enterprise

Additional Benefits of ALM/Quality Center

Centralization: Know where your testing assets are at all times, and have the ability to see testing progress at any time. Centralize the management and control of testing projects, users, and global resources from a centralized location. Increase testing capacity by delivering global 24x7 access to testing assets with a Web-based interface. Drive corporate standards out to the enterprise by leveraging the ability to make changes to a master project and then push those changes out to all projects.

Standardization: Streamline and standardize the testing process with a testing practice using common resources and consistent procedures – create a Testing Center of Excellence. Help achieve consistent quality across enterprise applications by applying the same tools, expertise, and common practices across IT projects. Enable the ability to report consistently across the enterprise by leveraging standardized templates that ensure that all teams document and test in consistent fashion.

Let Northway Solutions Group Help You!

Effective test management requires strong processes that can work with waterfall, agile, or whatever lifecycle your organization utilizes. Without good processes, managing testing across the enterprise is difficult and inconsistent. It’s not “good enough” to just capture defects and test cases in a tool. Effective test management ensures that all of the information necessary is available to ensure that adequate testing and quality has been established. Northway offers not only deep knowledge in testing, but also the “best practices” to ensure your testing initiatives are a success. We help your organization drive standardization across the enterprise. Our goal is to provide our clients with the tools, processes, and education necessary to build a world class testing organization.


Northway is a leading provider of ALM implementation and improvement services. We are the leading experts when it comes to implementing HP’s ALM/Quality Center and aligning the tools to best practices. No matter what development lifecycle(s) your company leverages - such as, Waterfall, Agile, or Iterative – Northway has the experience to ensure your implementation is successful.

We offer the following quality management services for HP ALM/Quality Center:

  • Training classes for ALM/Quality Center
  • Installation and configuration services
  • Mentoring services
  • Short and Long term implementation and enablement projects

Contact us to find out how we can help your organization develop a culture of quality.