Course #:WA2364

Implementing ALM v11 Training

Implementing ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) version 11 is designed to help organizations understand and plan for an ALM implementation. This class is beneficial both to organizations new to ALM and organizations updating to ALM from older versions of Quality Center. This course is designed primarily for the ALM Implementation team and focuses on the startup tasks necessary for a successful ALM implementation. This class is most effective when the entire ALM implementation team attends training together.

This class offers training on the new functionality available in ALM 11. This is a two day class, but it is highly recommended that organizations implementing ALM as a new product (not an upgrade from an older version of Quality Center) also schedule the ALM Implementation team for the 2-day Using ALM class, or extend the Implementing ALM class to three days to allow time to explore basic ALM functionality. The full Using ALM class and the 2 day Implementing ALM class can be packaged together as either a 4 or 5 day class, with the fifth day being used to address site specific issues. Organizations updating to ALM from older versions of Quality Center should be able to understand the ALM Implantation challenges and the cover materials in the scheduled 2 days.

Individual Projects and Templates are required for each class participant, so this class requires some specific environment setup when taught on-site using a client instance of ALM. The recommended approach is for each participant to have a workstation that can run a 20 gig Virtual Machine (VM) containing an individual instance of ALM, so that all students can participate in all exercises without fear of project conflicts or unnecessary stress on a client environment.

Topics are supported by hands-on exercises based on real-life examples.


The objective of this class is to prepare organizations for an ALM Implementation through the implementation of an ALM CoE (Center of Excellence) so that a proper environment can be created to promote standards and sharing.


  • An understanding of Quality Assurance principles
  • Good organizational skills


ALM Implementation Teams


2 Days

Outline of Implementing ALM v11 Training

Day 1

  • Introduction to ALM
  • Getting Started
  • ALM User Functionality
  • Creating a Template
  • Template Customization
  • Creating New Projects from a Template

Day 2

  • Cross Project Customization
  • Data Sharing
    • Sharing Entities using Baselines
    • Defect Synchronization
  • Project Planning and Tracking
  • Recommendations for Handling Legacy Projects
  • ALM Rollout
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.