1 Day(s)


This course covers all aspects of using HP ALM to manage your testing projects, from developing your requirements and planning your software releases, through to writing test scripts, executing them and raising and managing defects. New features such as Sprinter, Business Views and Project Reports are explained in depth. The course covers best practices, how the traceability model works and reporting facilities. 
Throughout the course practical examples are demonstrated, and the delegates get to practice what they have learned in each chapter within ALM.

Skills Gained

  • Understand what can be stored in ALM and how to import existing data 
  • Understand how to extract reports and metrics from ALM 
  • Understand how to use Version Control features to safeguard your test assets 
  • By the end of the course you should have a complete understanding of all the modules within ALM and how it should be used to manage your testing projects from start to finish 



Course Specifics

Course Outline

Introduction to ALM

Overview of the ALM interface, brief explanation of the ALM architecture and login process

Management module 

How to plan for your software releases and for each release how to plan your testing cycles 

Test Requirements  

How to create your own requirement types, how to write requirements, how to link them back to cycles and releases How to implement requirement traceability How to implement risk-based analysis against test requirements 

Business Models 

How to import existing Business Models into ALM from other modelling tools 

Test Planning 

How to use the Test Plan module to develop test scripts How to use parameterisation in your scripts Creation of reusable scripts How to link tests to requirements How to create multiple Test Configurations to test multiple use-cases 

Test Resources 

How to store and manage shared test assets such as Function Libraries, Object Repositories, Data Tables How to check dependencies on shared assets 

Test Execution 

How to create Test Sets Test Execution and results Creating Host Groups, and configuring execution flow Test Set Options Traceability of defects raised in test runs 


How to use the new Sprinter manual test runner Configuration of Sprinter, Data Injection, using Macros, the Storyboard and screen capture and annotation are all covered in this chapter as well as creating new manual tests from a Sprinter recording

Defect Tracking 

The Defect Life Cycle How to raise defects and track them through the life-cycle The traceability model in ALM 


Explores the Project Planning and Tracking module to define scope items, milestones and set up KPIs to ensure project deadlines are met


Using analysis and the Dashboard for generating reports and graphs How to use the report generator and the Excel reporting utility How to use the new Business Views and how to create your own Template Reports 

Version Control 

Using version control, creating Libraries and Baselines Pinning Test sets to Baselines Comparing Baselines Importing Libraries 
Exporting from MS Office 
How to install the MS Office add-ins How to export data from Excel into ALM

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
1 500 £500 2018-09-12