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4 HP Quality Center 11.5 features that can help you be a quality rock star!

mcooper ‎05-02-2013 06:45 AM - edited ‎09-18-2015 09:49 AM

At StarEast Testing Conference in Orlando, FL this week (April 28-May 3) the hottest topics are Agile Testing, Mobile Testing and Quality metrics. It seems that HP is right on target with features just announced with the launch of Quality Center 11.5.

In today’s enterprise, business success is fueled by innovative software that works for your end users. Your business is reliant on technology that is constantly in motion—you need to make sure you are keeping pace.


Your end users expect mobile applications and continuously delivered technology updates—can you provide them?. Operating at this speed of technology change should not outweigh your need to deliver high-quality applications. If you operate too quickly and as a result have a  significant incident or outage, it can cost your business dearly.


Your IT quality teams need solutions that enable quicker delivery of modernized applications all while maintaining and improving quality, reliability and security. HP Quality Center Enterprise software allows your time-pressured IT quality teams to working in partnership with development users, business users and delivery teams to deliver on the promise of modern applications for business success.


1. Increased agility
True enterprise agility is born from more than rapid development. It requires seamless execution across the complete application lifecycle. HP Agile Manager is a new on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for Agile project management. Agile Manager acts as the communication hub and decision support system to plan, execute and track Agile projects. It empowers teams to manage their activities with unparalleled visibility into development data, and supports leading Agile methodologies such as Scrum.

Two-way synchronization between HP Agile Manager and HP Quality Center Enterprise allows enterprises to achieve velocity and quality. This power is achieved by leveraging the best-in-class quality management and continuous testing capabilities found in the HP ALM and Quality Center suites.


2. More mobile
HP Quality Center Enterprise for Mobile Devices
The need for quality testing within your mobile applications cannot be overstated and HP Quality Center Enterprise fills this demand. QA teams and developers often need to conduct tests and work on defects when they are away from their computers—making mobile testing a requirement. Testers may need to test functionality of applications that are not locally installed. Developers may need to receive immediate notification of critical defects assigned to them.

The HP Quality Center Enterprise for Smartphone mini application, powered by HP Anywhere, makes it possible to access the power of HP Quality Center Enterprise from an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device.


With the HP ALM Defect Management mobile application, you can verify defects, check online status, change defect status, create defects and upload defects to HP Quality Center Enterprise and ALM on the go , without entering them directly on your computer. You can also download defects to your mobile device to work on them offline, and then upload them back into HP Quality Center Enterprise and ALM when you return to connectivity. With the HP ALM Test Lab mobile application, you can view and run manual tests that are assigned to you, whether you are online or not.


3.Better Visibility
HP Quality Center Enterprise has an integrated dashboard module to centralize quality reporting. Now, you can make real-time decisions based on application status across projects and QA initiatives. HP Quality Center Enterprise can also export a report source into Microsoft® Excel®, allowing your end users to perform flexible data manipulation. In addition, HP Quality Center Enterprise provides a set of pre-defined business views that are available for selection. These predefined views, in addition to user-defined views, are fully customizable and can be continually edited according to your needs. Project reports can be saved in multiple formats and can be exported to the web and shared on external portals. HP Executive Scorecard can also be synchronized with Quality Center 11.5 to aid with always-on executive communication.

4. HP Sprinter—integrated manual testing
Revolutionize your manual testing and turn your testers into rock stars with the power to slash test cycles and document defects in accurate detail. You can save time and rework by eliminating repetitive steps with data injection, mirror testing, and defect scanners. You can manually author tests in a spreadsheet-like environment, as well as auto-author tests based on interactions with the application under test (AUT). Free your testers from the burden of tracking their steps during exploratory testing. HP Sprinter automatically captures steps and can be submitted as a defect or saved as a test for future use. And full integration with Quality Center means full traceability, from requirement to test case to defect.

These four features are just a few of many new features, integrations and quality and performance improvements in Quality Center 11.5.


You can also download HP Unified Functional Testing here.

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Michael Cooper is a leader in the fields of quality assurance (QA), software testing, and process improvement. In November 2012, Michael joined the HP Software Applications team. Michael brings more than 15 years of hands on and QA and Testing leadership experience.

NaveenKumar N
on ‎05-12-2013 09:54 AM

QC in mobile. Excellento. 


Thank you!

NaveenKumar N

on ‎07-25-2013 06:01 AM

11.50 is the version to go about...Thanks to HP for key enhancements.


This is indeed a great time saver and truly revolutionize the manual testing <<HP Sprinter automatically captures steps and can be submitted as a defect or saved as a test for future use>

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