Cumbersome Application Management Tool that feels dated
July 28, 2017

Cumbersome Application Management Tool that feels dated

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with HP Application Lifecycle Management

A current client I am working with is using ALM for test case management and defect tracking. They are leveraging the tool to organize all test suites, create test runs, and link defects to specific tests. They also link it with AGM to track stories to specific projects and test runs.
  • Defect linking
  • Test case creation
  • AGM Integration
  • Search tool is cumbersome
  • Organizational structure is also cumbersome
  • Only compatible with IE
  • Able to trace automated tests to manual ones via ID
  • Integration of automated test runs is possible but not exactly seamless
  • Use of it actually causes inefficiency time-wise
I was not responsible for selection of ALM. Given the size of the company of the client I am engaged with who is using it, I would have picked something with similar features like Rally or VersionOne. These tools are far easier to use - less clicks! The choice, however, was likely based on the fact that other HP products are in use in the company.
HP Application Lifecycle (ALM) is well suited for simplified test suites with minimal sub directories. Once test suites become more complex the tool is quite a bit of a pain to use. Its UI feels dated and the search filter is extremely cumbersome as well. In a fast-paced Agile scenario, it becomes more of a burden than an asset in my opinion.