This four-day, instructor-led classroom training offers site and project administrators the opportunity to develop hands-on experience in applying the fundamental concepts, principles, and methodologies for implementing, customizing, and managing Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). This course is recommended for individuals who are responsible for creating projects, modifying existing fields, creating user-defined fields, creating users, setting user permissions, and defining basic workflow. The course will end with an A-Z lab to validate what you have learned in the first three days.

The hands-on lab exercises in this course use Application Lifecycle Management version 12.x.

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Working knowledge of the ALM120 − Application Lifecycle Management 12.x Essentials course

Who Should Attend

  • Application Lifecycle Management site administrators
  • Project administrators
  • Other Application Lifecycle Management users who are responsible for managing projects, users, and customizations.
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Plan for Application Lifecycle Management implementation
  • Create, manage, and upgrade domains, projects, and templates
  • Create and manage Application Lifecycle Management users
  • Configure servers and parameters
  • Plan project groups and permissions
  • Determine entity customizations
  • Create and manage lookup lists
  • Create business views
  • Configure Sprinter
  • Build workflow customizations
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Module 1: Introduction

  • Explain the daily classroom schedule and structure
  • Review the overall course objectives
  • Review the Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) connection

Module 2: Implementation Planning

  • Recognize the different ALM editions
  • Identify hardware and software considerations for installation
  • Understand the steps necessary for upgrading to ALM 12.x from previous versions

Module 3: Introduction to Site Administration

  • Navigate Site Administration
  • Understand the structure of a project
  • Analyze the Site Analysis data

Module 4: Domains and Projects

  • Define domains, projects, and templates
  • Create a domain and project
  • Define a template and its use
  • Verify the project connects to the database
  • Understand how and when to enable versioning when creating a project

Module 5: Maintaining HP Application Lifecycle Management Projects

  • Query project tables
  • Copy and rename a project
  • Export and import a project
  • Add email capability
  • Describe the new optimized repository
  • Realign repositories
  • Convert a project to Unicode
  • Rename a module
  • Learn options to optimize ALM performance

Module 6: Upgrading a Project

  • Identify previous project versions that can be upgraded to ALM 12.x
  • Understand items to consider before upgrading a project
  • Verify and repair a project
  • Upgrade a project

Module 7: Managing Users

  • Add users to ALM
  • Assign users to projects
  • Assign Site Administrator and/or Project Administrator privileges to a user
  • Configure login authentication
  • Configure Smart Card authentication
  • Use Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Deactivate and delete users
  • Interpret the data in Site Connections

Module 8: Managing Licenses

  • Load an ALM license
  • Assign licenses to domains and projects
  • Assign a named license
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Module 9: Configuring the Server and Parameters

  • Modify server configurations
  • Understand significant site parameters, newly added
  • Define a new database server
  • Modify an existing database server
  • Update default configuration parameters
  • Add optional configuration parameter

Module 10: Project Planning and Tracking

  • Define Project Planning and Tracking (PPT)
  • Set scheduling options
  • Manually activate PPT
  • Purge PPT data
  • Fine-tune PPT database activity

Module 11: HP Quality Center Sense

  • Define Quality Center (QC) Sense
  • Recognize the QC Sense monitors
  • Set configuration options
  • Create QC Sense reports

Module 12: Planning Project-Level Customizations

  • Identify the available project-level customizations
  • Plan project groups and permissions
  • Determine the entities to customize
  • Determine new lookup lists to add
  • Plan the workflow customizations needed for email notifications and defect fields

Module 13: Managing User Groups

  • Manage a user group
  • Assign permissions to user groups
  • Add transition rules
  • Add a user to a project
  • Add a user to a user group
  • Use a template project

Module 14: Customizing Entities

  • Add user-defined fields to a project
  • Customize system fields

Module 15: Customizing Requirement Types and Risk-Based Management

  • Customize default requirements
  • Add user-defined requirement types
  • Customize the risk-based quality management criteria

Module 16: Working with the Web Client

  • Identify the ALM clients
  • Use the ALM 12.x Web client
  • Work with requirements
  • Work with defects
  • Perform Web client customization
  • Design and manage forms
  • Work with business rules

Module 17: Customizing Project Lists

  • Identify parts of a lookup list
  • Create a lookup list
  • Update a lookup list
  • Associate a list to a field
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Module 18: Customizing Automail and Alerts

  • Designate Automail fields for a project
  • Define Automail conditions
  • Enable alerts

Module 19: Customizing Key Performance Indicators

  • Customize key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Configure the transitions

Module 20: Creating Business Views and Configuring Sprinter

  • Create and manage business views
  • Build graphs from the Business Views user interface
  • Configure Sprinter

Module 21: Customizing Workflow

  • Access the ALM workflow page
  • Customize the Defects module lists
  • Customize the fields in the Defects module

Module 22: Implementing Workflow Using the Script Editor

  • Use the elements of the Script Editor
  • Identify the events in the Script Editor
  • Add a command button to an ALM module

Lab 23: Administration from A to Z

  • Create a domain and a template
  • Create a new project by copying an existing project and enable version control
  • Link a project to a template
  • Execute a query on a project table
  • Verify, repair, and upgrade a project
  • Create users and assign them to a project
  • Add an optional configuration parameter
  • Set PPT scheduling options
  • Set requirement type characteristics in Web Client page
  • Create and manage forms in the Web Client page
  • Create and set permissions for a user group
  • Configure transition rules
  • Create a new Business View graph
  • Create the Defect Details dialog box
  • Add a command button using the Script Editor
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