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Enhancements to the PPM-Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Project View Quality Integration

Jay_Krackeler ‎12-03-2013 08:34 PM - edited ‎07-09-2015 07:30 PM

In our last piece, we explored the integration between PPM Center and HP Agile Manager, and what their relationship means for users who are utilizing both.  Today, we will visit the second integration. In version 9.22, we’ll take a closer look at the project view quality integration between HP Project and Portfolio Management and HP Application Lifecycle Management.


HP Application Lifecycle Management is an application delivery system software that provides users with the ability to define, track, measure and report project milestones and key performance indicators (KPIs). When project managers and other users unify HP ALM with HP Project and Portfolio Management, each task in the project can be measured, reported and assigned to the specific applications needing completion. In the previous version of HP PPM 9.21, users were able to map multiple application (ALM) releases to one PPM Center sub-project.  In the newest version, we have expanded the mapping capabilities between PPM and ALM. We’ve also provided the option to map multiple sub-projects to one ALM release. Below is a more comprehensive look at the expanded mapping capabilities and other enhancements to the PPM-ALM view project quality integration:

  • Advanced Mapping Criteria
    • As mentioned above, version 9.22 allows users to map multiple sub-projects in the PPM Center to a single ALM release. It was important to create an option that did not require each project to have its own separate ALM release. This is because several teams might focus on different tracks of the release. Additionally, in 9.22, when project managers map a task to an ALM release, they can customize the mapping criteria filters to provide increased visibility. This enhancement allows project managers to have customized quality KPI metrics.
    • Note: Users can add a criteria filter to either the defective data or requirement data from HP Application Lifecycle Management.


  • A Centralized Preferences Editor
    • In the new version of HP PPM, a centralized preferences editor was added to the Edit Preferences link under the quality tab page.
    • The new preference editor allows project managers to easily and centrally customize general settings and preference options from one place. This enables them to further fine-tune the display of data retrieved from HP ALM.
    • The new enhancement offers additional flexibility for project managers in monitoring quality data, while ensuring quality compliance that is aligned with their ALM customizations.


  • Data Display Views
    • The final enhancement allows users to display data in days, weeks, months or quarters. This gives users more customization in their display page and provides them with a tool to view the data in different size scopes of time.
    • Note: Just like the PPM Center-Agile Manager integration, an updated Plug-in version 1 (from Plug-In version 1.0) is required to be installed before users can utilize version 9.22’s enhanced integration. This is a one-time action.

If you’re interested in learning more about our enhancements to the PPM-ALM integration, please review our release notes here.


What do you think of our latest enhancements? Do you benefit from them? Let us know by leaving a comment or tweet us at @HPPPM.  Also, our last entry for this blog series on HP Application Portfolio Management and its integration with HP Universal CMDB will be following this post shortly, so be on the lookout for it!


For more information on HP Application Portfolio Management read the other posts in the series here:

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