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Using ALM Octane

This course covers all the basic aspects of using Microfocus’ ALM Octane to manage your testing projects, from developing your user stories and planning your software releases, through to writing test scripts and feature files, executing them and raising and managing defects.

Throughout the course practical examples are demonstrated, and the delegates get to practice what they have learned in each chapter within Octane.

Target Audience

Recommended for anyone new to Octane or for those migrating from Quality Center or ALM .NET

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to use Octane to manage your Agile projects
  • Understand how to extract reports and metrics from Octane
  • Understand all the modules within Octane
  • By the end of the course you should have a complete understanding of all the modules within Octane and how it should be used to manage your testing projects from start to finish

Pre-Requisites

None

Course Content

Key Points
Introduction to ALM Octane
Overview of the ALM interface, brief explanation of the modules within Octane, Terminology


Workspace Setup
Creating Users & Teams, User Roles, creating releases, Agile Methodologies, creating Sprints & Milestones, Workflow, Lanes customisation


Managing the Backlog
Defining Epics & Features, creating User Stories, Ranking the backlog. Writing Requirements


Release Planning
Planning releases, assigning Features to Releases


The Team Backlog
Assigning Features & User Stories to Teams, Assigning User Stories to Individuals
Breaking User Stories down into Tasks, progressing Stories through the board


Testing Management
Writing manual tests and Gherkin tests, using test data parameters, marking manual tests for automation, creating a Test Sets, assigning tests in test set to individuals
Test execution


Defect Management
Raising Defects, The Defect Lifecycle, Linking Defects to existing entities


Sprint Retrospectives
Ending a Sprint, assigning unfinished items to other Sprints, Entering Retrospective information

Reporting
Dashboard & Reporting

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