ALM for All Mission-Critical Projects
February 12, 2020

ALM for All Mission-Critical Projects

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

Application Lifecycle Management is widely used by different business units to manage different project life cycles. In my business unit, we use this to track the progress and monitor defects on all our waterfall projects. We use other platforms for Agile projects. This allows us to track all our business requirements, technical requirements, changes requests and all defect resolutions. Along with all this, our test teams can manage their test cases, defect logs, and share knowledge on the application growth, development and challenges allowing us to create our internal "lessons learnt" portfolio for multiple separate but related projects. As a large organisation, we do not only use this tool but other business needs dictate the need for alternative tools depending on our security needs, business requirements, skill sets and the licensing cost.
  • Well-structured folder system for all projects.
  • Easy to import data from Excel files.
  • There is room for integration improvement with other tracking tools.
  • Automate Backlog/Project items notification to all team members.
  • I was not involved in the ROI analysis.
  • Overall, the production levels for waterfall projects is steady, predictable and well managed by using ALM.
Among a number of other tools used in our business, ALM is best for:
  • Long-term projects.
  • Waterfall projects.
  • Critical business components development and monitoring.
The growth of customer base and business needs is changing fast, however, older systems that hold key business functionality require a steady maintenance flow. This is more easily managed using ALM compared to other tools that cater only for agile projects.
  • Business evolution and analysis.
It is a great tool, however, it got this rating because there is a lot of learning that takes a lot longer than other tools. There are no mobile versions of ALM even with just a project summary view. I believe ALM is well capable of integration with other analytics tools that can help business solutions prediction based on current and past project data. This is Data held in ALM but with no other use apart from human reading and project progress. ALM looks like a steady platform that I believe can handle more dynamic functionality. You could add an internal communication platform that is not a third party. Limit that communication tool to specific project members.

Do you think Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center delivers good value for the price?

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Are you happy with Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center's feature set?


Did Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Did implementation of Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center go as expected?

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Would you buy Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center again?


It is a great tool for long-term projects that require absolute certainty before starting. ALM will work best for projects that do not have much change or alterations to the business requirements. I highly recommend it when a business or team is looking for a tool that will simplify the project documentation process, allow for a growing project portfolio, and use on projects that may require the input of third-party applications or external stakeholders.