Plan: Predictable application delivery requires awareness of progress and alignment with goals and milestones, as well as the ability to access updated information without relying on error-prone manual data gathering. ALM Octane platform allows teams to assess the status quickly within their context and access the right data to make the correct decisions.
Understanding business needs is the most critical piece of data any project team can have. ALM Octane has integrated Agile user stories and backlog management directly into the ALM software platform. Through this, teams can quickly document business needs and map them to supporting artifacts in the software development lifecycle, such as defects or tests.
Build: High-velocity teams realize that a quick understanding of what went into a build and where to triage is an effective means to faster application delivery. ALM Octane integrates directly into your Jenkins continuous integration and build environment, so you can quickly view release and quality pipelines, as well as adjust as new or changing validations and regression tests are created.
Embracing open source: ALM software continues to embrace open source standards and tools within the framework. With the beta release, you can author tests using Gherkin, support test automation management of Selenium scripts, which is based on a GIT architected back-end platform, and tightly integrate with your team’s Jenkins build environment.
Business rules: To allow teams to provision workspaces and environments quickly as well as simplify the administration of the system, ALM Octane introduces visual business rules. This helps teams to control access, enforce process and workflow, and align with team priorities consistently. The most beneficial process assistance comes through productive guidance, rather than obstructive blocking.
Test: Consistent quality is critical in any application being delivered to support your business. ALM Octane platform provides the ability for teams to author tests using Gherkin, assisting in the conversion of automated scripts and manages the execution of your test suites. Whether you’re planning your tests within the context of a continuous integration pipeline or executing regression tests on the fly, with ALM software you can view aggregated quality within the context of your entire application.
Track: Whether you want to log a defect—quickly and easily—during a regression test, or review the status of a test or user story, ALM Octane provides information tailored to your context. Customizable reports, graphs, and dashboards help the team stay on top of critical items and with prioritization.
Asset sharing, reuse, and tagging: Being able to share similar artifacts between teams or projects doesn’t just help save time and lower risk but is a very common reality for many teams today. Using applications modules within ALM Octane, teams can easily assign tests,defects, and user stories to a specific application release, and can use custom tagging that quickly filters and views items across the lifecycle.