Develop a release-cycle management plan to help you manage application releases and cycles more efficiently. You can track the progress of an application release against your plan to determine whether your release is on track. Define requirements to meet your business and testing needs. You can manage the requirements and conduct multi-dimensional traceability between requirements, tests, and defects, across multiple releases and cycles. ALM provides real-time visibility of requirements coverage and associated defects to evaluate quality and business risk. Based on the project requirements, you can build test plans and design tests. ALM provides a repository for both manual and automated tests. Create a subset of the tests in your project designed to achieve specific test goals. ALM supports sanity, functional, regression, and advanced testing. Execute scheduled tests to diagnose and resolve problems. Submit defects and track their repair progress. Analyzing defects and defect trends helps you make effective "go/no-go" decisions. ALM supports the entire defect lifecycle - from initial problem detection through fixing the defect and verifying the fix. Throughout the application lifecycle, you can monitor and control strategic points by generating reports and graphs.

ALM lifecycle

This flow demonstrates how to define a release-cycle plan, define requirements, build test plans, execute tests, and submit defects. Throughout the application lifecycle, you can analyze data by generating reports and graphs.

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