ALM Tutorial

The ALM tutorial is a self-paced guide that instructs you how to organize and manage all phases of the application lifecycle. To successfully complete this tutorial, you should perform the tutorial in the order in which the information is presented.

Before You Begin

To work with this tutorial, consider the following specifications:

ALM Editions

This tutorial assumes that you are working in ALM Edition or Quality Center Enterprise Edition. To determine which edition you are using, contact your ALM site administrator.

ALM Demo Project
  • The demo project is available from Marketplace. After downloading the ALM Demo file, import it using Site Administration. For details on importing projects, see Create a project by importing from a project file.

  • To ensure that you get the same results as the ones specified in this tutorial, make sure that you work on a new copy of the ALM_Demo project. For details, contact your ALM site administrator.

  • ALM projects can be version controlled. Some of the screenshots in this tutorial assume a version-controlled project, and display additional icons and options. For details on version control, see Version control.

  • This tutorial also contains steps related to functional testing. Functional testing is relevant only if you are using ALM Edition with the Lab Management extension enabled. Running automated tests also assumes that you have a working UFT host set up for your project.
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  • To run the automated tests in this tutorial, UFT One (UFT) must be installed.

  • To integrate ALM with UFT, download and install the OpenText UFT add-in and the ALM Connectivity tool from the Application Lifecycle Management Tools page.

  • To run manual tests in this tutorial, you can use Manual Runner, Sprinter, or both. For enhanced functionality and a variety of tools to assist in the manual testing process, run manual tests with Sprinter.

  • To run tests with Sprinter, download and install the Sprinter add-in from Marketplace.

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Tutorial Quick Reference

This tutorial contains the following lessons:

Specify releases and cycles Learn to define releases and cycles and monitor their progress and quality.
Specifying Requirements Learn to define requirements, view the requirements tree, and convert requirements to tests.
Planning Tests Learn to create a test plan tree, define test steps, define test configurations, link test configurations to requirements, and automate manual tests.
Running Tests Learn to define test sets, schedule test runs, and run manual and automated tests.
Adding and Tracking Defects Learn to add new defects, update defects, and manage defects.
Alerting on Changes Learn to track changes made to your requirements, tests, and defects as you perform your project testing.
Analyzing ALM Data Learn to monitor the application lifecycle management process by creating reports and graphs.
Creating Libraries and Baselines Learn to create libraries and baselines, and how to compare baselines to track changes in your project.
Customizing Projects Learn to set up project users, and how to create project fields and lists.

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Use the online version of this guide for the most recent version available.

You can also access a PDF of this Tutorial Guide .

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