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Micro Focus ALM Integration with Jira

Micro Focus ALM Integration

The integration of Micro Focus (Also known as Micro Focus ALM / QC and Micro Focus ALM Octane) with Jira makes it easier for the Development, and Quality Assurance (QA) teams to collaborate with each other. This, in turn, helps in delivering a high-quality product to customers at a faster pace.

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Supported Versions:

Micro Focus ALM / QC (Formerly known as HP ALM / QC)
  • SaaS: 15.x,
  • On-Premise: 10.0*, 11.0, 11.5, 11.5x, 12.0, 12.2, 12.5, 12.52, 12.53, 12.55, 12.6, 15.x, 16.x
Micro Focus ALM Octane (Formerly known as HP ALM Octane)
  • Cloud
    On Premise: (Server and Data Center):4.x (except 4.4), From 5.x.x to 8.22.x

Micro Focus ALM – Jira Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements.

Best-of-breed systems such as Micro Focus (Also known as Micro Focus ALM / QC and Micro Focus ALM Octane) and Jira bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. By integrating Micro Focus ALM and Jira, enterprises can seamlessly manage product development. The developers using Jira will have clear visibility into the quality parameters and test results at all times. On the other hand, the QA team members will have real-time visibility into the codes being written and have the full context of the development.

How Micro Focus ALM – Jira integration is Beneficial for an Enterprise

  • Access to QA plans and defects in real-time
  • Real-time updates on the status of a story, its estimated time of delivery, and any risks that might delay the impending release
  • Complete context of the customer requirement and visibility into codes written by the Development team & Test Cases written by QA team
  • Coordinate on the delivery timelines seamlessly with concurrent updates on changes

With Micro Focus ALM + Jira Integration, Enterprises Can:

Micro Focus ALM JIRA Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager Integrates Micro Focus ALM and Jira

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Micro Focus ALM (Also known as Micro Focus ALM / QC and Micro Focus ALM Octane) and Jira bi-directionally. It ensures that all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. All Requirements from Jira automatically synchronize to Micro Focus ALM and all the Defects associated with the ‘requirement’ synchronize back to Jira.

Popularly synchronized entities

Micro Focus ALM JIRA entities Mapping

Use Case: Micro Focus ALM Integration with Jira

Problem statement: The Development team creates Versions, Sprints, and Requirements in Jira – which is the development system and replicate the same in Micro Focus ALM – which is used by the QA team. The Defects are created in Micro Focus ALM and then replicated in Jira. Manual replication of data takes a lot of time and effort.

Solution: When Micro Focus ALM and Jira are integrated, there will not be any duplication of efforts and the data between both the systems will synchronize in real-time.

  1. The development team creates a ‘version’ in Jira with basic attributes such as name, description, start date and end date. It synchronizes to Micro Focus ALM as a ‘requirement’.
  2. The Development team, then, creates ‘sprint’ in Jira with basic attributes, which synchronizes to Micro Focus ALM as a ‘cycle’.
  3. The Development team then creates ‘requirements’ in the already created version and sprint in Jira. The ‘requirements’ sync to Micro Focus ALM with traceability of cycle and release.
  4. The developer then works on the requirement and updates the status of the ‘requirement’ to ‘closed’ in Jira, which again synchronizes to status of the ‘requirement’ in Micro Focus ALM.
  5. The QA team, then runs a quality test and finds a ‘defect’. They log the defect in Micro Focus ALM, which synchronizes to Jira.
Micro Focus ALM Integration with JIRA

Benefits of Integration for Micro Focus ALM and Jira Users

Micro Focus ALM Users

  • Real-time updates on the story and associated changes/enhancements
  • Access to the business requirements, development status, and associated updates from within Micro Focus ALM
  • No manual efforts needed to keep backend teams updated on the QA cycle and reports

Jira Users

  • No duplication of efforts for entering the same data in multiple systems
  • Clear visibility into quality parameters and test results in real time
  • No dependency on manual communication for making business decisions