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Micro Focus ALM/QC Integration with Rally Software

Micro Focus ALM/QC Integration

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, the cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements. Best-of-breed systems such as Micro Focus ALM/QC and Rally Software bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. Integration of Micro Focus ALM/QC with Rally Software ensures that the development and QA teams are on the same page when it comes to delivery timelines and has complete visibility into each other’s tasks.


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Micro Focus ALM/QC – Rally Software Integration Overview

The integration of Micro Focus ALM/QC and Rally Software helps in bringing the product development and Quality Assurance (QA) team on the same page. As both, the teams have visibility into each other’s task and complete the context of customer expectations, the quality of the product is better, and the delivery cycle is shorter.

Best-of-breed systems such as Micro Focus ALM/QC and Rally Software bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. Integration of Micro Focus ALM/QC with Rally Software ensures that the development and QA teams are on the same page when it comes to delivery timelines and has complete visibility into each other’s tasks.

How Micro Focus ALM/QC – Rally Software 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/QC + Rally Software integration, enterprises can:

Micro Focus ALM/QC Rally Software Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Micro Focus ALM/QC and Rally Software

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Micro Focus ALM/QC and Rally Software in a bidirectional manner. 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 Rally Software automatically synchronize to Micro Focus ALM/QC where they are broken down to ‘stories’. The completion of the story and the status of test results against it automatically synchronizes to Rally Software.

Popularly synchronized entities

Micro Focus ALM/QC Rally Software Entities Mapping

Use Case: Micro Focus ALM/QC Integration with Rally Software

Problem statement: The development team creates sprints, and requirements in Rally Software – which is the development system and replicate the same in Micro Focus ALM/QC – which is used by the QA team. The defects are created in Micro Focus ALM/QC and then replicated in Rally Software. Manual replication of data takes a lot of time and effort.

Solution: When Rally Software and Micro Focus ALM/QC 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, then, creates ‘sprint’ in Rally Software with basic attributes, which synchronizes to Micro Focus ALM/QC as a ‘cycle’.
  2. The development team then creates ‘User Story’ in the already created sprint in Rally Software. The ‘requirements’ sync to Micro Focus ALM/QC with traceability of cycle and release.
  3. The developer then works on the ‘User Story’ and updates the status of the ‘User Story’ to ‘Completed’ in Rally Software, which again synchronizes to status of the ‘requirement’ in Micro Focus ALM/QC.
  4. The QA team, then runs a quality test and finds a ‘defect’. They log the defect in Micro Focus ALM/QC, which synchronizes to the ‘User Story’ in Rally Software.
Micro Focus ALM/QC Integration with Rally Software

Benefits of integration for Micro Focus ALM/QC and Rally Software users

Micro Focus ALM/QC 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/QC
  • Seamless coordination on iteration start and end date

Rally Software users

  • No duplication of efforts for entering the same data in multiple systems
  • Clear visibility into quality parameters, QA schedule, test cases, and test results
  • Seamless coordination on iteration start and end date