ALM Octane modules

ALM Octane is divided into modules, which enable you to perform the following:

Module Functionality


Create requirement documents providing high-level descriptions. You can link requirements to tests, providing you with coverage on each requirement.

For details, see Requirement management.


The backlog is a list of the items you are handling during product development. For each release you define the backlog, which includes epics, features, user stories, quality stories, and defects and their tests.

For details, see Backlog management.

Team Backlog

Manage the team backlog by assigning items to teams, designating specific team members to perform the work, and tracking progress of the team.

For details, see Manage the team backlog.


Analyze and track the quality of the product with end-to-end testing, cross-feature functionality testing, and regression tests.

For details, see Quality management.


Track the status of builds and test runs included in pipeline runs, and analyze build failures.

For details, see CI Pipelines.

Release Management

The Release Management module contains the following:

  • Releases. Displays details of planned and past releases. Workspace admins can edit the release definitions. For details, see Add releases.

  • Milestones. Displays details of planned and past milestones. Workspace admins can edit the milestone definitions. For details, see Define milestones.

  • Processes. Define, execute, and track release and quality-related activities. For details, see Release processes.

My Work

Quickly view the work assigned or related to you.

For details, see The My Work area.


Use the ALM Octane charts and graphs to analyze quality in context.

For details, see ALM Octane dashboard.


The Issues module contains the following:

  • Defects. Report and track defects, for example when running manual tests or analyzing automated test failures. For details, see Defects and vulnerabilities.

  • Vulnerabilities. Track and analyze security vulnerabilities discovered in your code using Fortify, SonarQube, or other static code analysis tools. For details, see Track security vulnerabilities.

    Note: If you have injected vulnerabilities into ALM Octane, the Issues module includes both defects and vulnerabilities. If the admin removes View permissions for Security > Vulnerabilities, the module is called Defects and not Issues.

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