This three-day course about HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Octane teaches students how to leverage this streamlined ALM solution to bring continuous quality to lean, Agile, and DevOps-focused teams. Students learn how to manage quality information throughout the development cycle, from constructing requirements, designing and executing tests, through to monitoring defects. The course uses lecture, text, and a series of hands-on labs to teach the course material. The hands-on labs for this course use version 12.5 of the ALM Octane software.

Audience/Job Roles

This course is intended for:

• Quality Assurance engineers

• DevOps team members

• Project Managers

• Quality Assurance leads


To be successful in this course, you should have the following prerequisites or knowledge:

• Have working knowledge of Windows, websites, and browsers

• Understand basic testing concepts

Delegates will learn how to

• Summarize what ALM Octane is and where it fits in your project lifecycle
• Differentiate ALM Octane from the traditional ALM (ALM.NET)
• Define the purpose of ALM Octane
• Describe the various features and functionalities available with ALM Octane
• Describe how ALM Octane helps in Agile methodology by supporting velocity without
compromising quality
• Perform administration tasks at a basic level on the ALM Octane platform


Module 1: Course Overview • Explain the daily classroom schedule and structure
• Review the overall course objectives
Module 2: Introduction to ALM Octane
• Describe ALM Octane
• Explain the ALM Octane lifecycle
• Log in to ALM Octane
Module 3: Project Management Flow
• Set up releases, teams, and workflows
• Build a backlog
• Plan a release
• Track progress
• Analyze and monitor release quality
Module 4: Agile Development Flow in ALM Octane
• Plan and create workflow in the Agile model
• Create backlogs
• Plan releases and sprints
• Create tasks
• Track overall release progress
• Add tests to backlog items
• Run tests
• Analyze test results
• Work with release
Module 5: Testing Flows in ALM Octane
• Summarize the manual testing flow
• Describe manual and Gherkin tests
• Create tests
• Execute tests
• Report defects
• Analyze results
Module 6: DevOps Main Flow
• Set up integration with a CI server
• Create a pipeline
• Configure the pipeline
• Run pipelines from ALM Octane
• Assign tests to application modules and backlog items
• Analyze the build and release quality
Module 7: My Work Page
• Identify and view assigned items
• View tests
• View test runs
• Advance the phase of an item
• Relate items to other items
• Attach files to items
• View item history
Module 8: Backlog Management and Release Quality
• Define ALM Octane backlog
• Explain the backlog cycle
• Explain backlog entities
• Build product backlogs
• Create the backlog tree
• Add user stories and quality stories to the backlog
• Rank the backlog
• Rank the backlog items subsets
Module 9: Planning a Release
• Identify release planning prerequisites
• Build a release backlog
• Assign backlog items to individual team members
• Move stories to another release
• Balance release and sprint workloads
Module 10: Managing the Team Backlog
• Break stories into tasks
• Assign stories using team member buckets
• Track team progress
• Work on your stories
Module 11: Working with Pipelines
• Describe pipelines
• Explain how ALM Octane builds pipelines
• Display pipelines in ALM Octane
• Create and configure pipelines in the Jenkins UI
• Create an ALM Octane pipeline in Jenkins
• Edit the pipeline and configure pipeline steps in Jenkins
Module 12: Pipelines (Continued)
• Run the pipeline from ALM Octane
• View pipeline results
• Analyze automated test failures
• Track code changes
• View and share the pipeline overview
Module 13 – Creating and Running Tests
• Create manual tests
• Create Gherkin tests
• Automate Gherkin tests
• Create test suites
• Save and compare versions of test scripts
• Run manual tests, Gherkin tests, and test suites
• Plan test runs
• Add automated tests
• Run automated tests
• Analyze automated test run results
Module 14 – Managing Defects
• Report defects
• Fix defects
• Monitor defects
• Analyze product quality
Module 15 – Reporting in ALM Octane
• Track and analyze build, release, and product quality
• Analyze overall quality in the Dashboard
• View an overview of product or release quality
• Analyze product and release quality in ALM Octane grids
• Analyze build quality using pipeline data
Module 16 – ALM Octane Dashboards
• Describe and use ALM Dashboards
• Use Dashboards
• Create and configure widgets
Module 17 – ALM Octane Administration
• Create workspaces
• Create releases
• Create teams
• Add users
• Create user-defined fields
• Create forms
• Create workflow phases
• Create business rules