Archive for March, 2015

HP ALM or TFS, What about both?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Team foundation server (TFS) is a Microsoft product which provides source code management, reporting, requirement management, project management etc. HP Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM) is a set of software products designed for accelerating the delivery of secure, reliable modern applications. It is a combination of a common platform, several key applications and a dashboard targeted at managing the core lifecycle of applications.

These products are built to cover the same needs for any organization who is looking for a robust application to manage the lifecycle of their applications. Instead of choosing one over the other, one could have both products so that each stakeholder operates in their tool of choice while collaborating on the artifacts that they have in common and have a stronger lifecycle management using both TFS and HP ALM.

For example, one can create performance tests into HP ALM, run those tests with HP Load Runner, store their outcomes into HP ALM and then, synchronize them with TFS as needed. And vice versa, one can create tests from TFS and then, run them with any HP testing tool and synchronize their results back to TFS.