Comprehensive Cloud-based ALM that Feels a Bit Outdated
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 09, 2018

Comprehensive Cloud-based ALM that Feels a Bit Outdated

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Quality Center (formerly HP Quality Center)

We use HP Quality Center across the entire organization to manage defects and roll out enhancements. We track enhancement backlogs in QC by prioritizing, assigning responsibility, estimating level of effort and gathering user stories/requirements. We're working to make it a more robust regression testing solution by organizing our test plans better for repetitive use.
  • Easy to track defects within our Agile release cycle passing them from developers to project managers to the testing team
  • Gives us visibility into previous release cycles and plan our future iterations
  • Should give us the ability to make regression testing easier
  • Since all of our teams use HP Quality Center we're forced to use fields and page layouts that don't make any sense to our team. It feels very jerry-rigged sometimes and we don't have flexibility to add our own fields since there's no user permissions/roles to control what different groups of people should see.
  • Our contractors don't have licenses to use HP Quality Center and the cost makes it a prohibitive option so we have to duplicate enter all of our items into SharePoint so our contractors can see.
  • The design is rather dated and its clunky to navigate. On newer systems the resolution is extremely small and you have to force IE into legacy mode. This product could really use a new coat of paint.
  • We have much better visibility into the progress of our monthly releases and can get ahead of risks so we can launch releases on time whether its by applying more resources or scaling back a release.
  • It helps us stay on the same page and document our work within items.
  • Our centralized team that manages quality control testing helps us manage release processes since all of their work is within HP Quality Center.
This was our legacy system.
HP Quality Center is a solid product for release management and testing. It's got a pretty singular focus which is great in that it does that one thing well and keeps everything in one ecosystem from conceptualization of a solution to rollout and future regression testing. It's just sorely in need of a remodel. The product is far from perfect or refined.

Quality Center Feature Ratings

Centralized test management
9
Manage test hosts and schedules
8
Map tests to user stories
5
Test execution reporting
Not Rated
Defect management
9