Who Should Attend?

  • Recommended for anyone new to ALM
  • Suitable for those upgrading from older versions of Quality Center or ALM

Exam Details

There is no exam as part of this course.


  • 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

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Please note: this course runs on demand so the price is TBC. It can be arranged to run on-site at your offices as Training for Teams or as a public course if there is sufficient interest.

Please contact us for more details.

There was a willingness by the trainer to answer out-of-scope questions even outside the official scheduled course time.


Course Content and Agenda

The course consists of 14 modules, spread over two days.

  • Overview of the ALM interface
  • Brief explanation of the ALM architecture and login process
  • How to plan for your software releases and for each release how to plan your testing cycles
  • How to create your own requirement types
  • How to write requirements, how to link them back to cycles & releases
  • How to implement requirement traceability
  • How to implement risk-based analysis against test requirements
  • How to import existing Business Models into ALM from other modelling tools
  • 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
  • How to store and manage shared test assets such as Function Libraries, Object Repositories, Data Tables
  • How to check dependencies on shared assets
  • 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
  • The Defect Life Cycle
  • How to raise defects and track them through the lifecycle
  • 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
  • How to create your own Template Reports
  • Using version control
  • Creating Libraries and Baselines
  • Pinning Test sets to Baselines
  • Comparing Baselines
  • Importing Libraries
  • How to install the MS Office add-ins
  • How to export data from Excel into ALM
  • Demonstrates the new cross-browser web client and the new Author mode in the Requirements module
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