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Migration from HPQC to Rational Quality Manager (Engineering Test Management)


Venkatesh Bhat (232) | asked Oct 25 '21, 4:39 a.m.

 Can you please help with any documentation or process user guide to migrate from HPQC to RQM.

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Davyd Norris (1.5k12) | answered Oct 25 '21, 6:41 p.m.
I have done a couple of these and it's not an easy thing at all to achieve, because the fundamental structure of the data in HPQC is really loose (a lot like Jira actually) and so people can do almost anything they like, and do.

By far the most important thing to do is to define the *new* process that the QM team will follow in ETM - get that set up and get them understanding the fundamental differences between the two tools. ETM is not the same as any of the other tools out there - there is a lot more structure and rigour, a lot more is taken care of in the tool automatically, and the reporting is so much better, so a lot of things that the QM team will be doing in HPQC will no longer be required, or will be handled a lot more simply.

Once you have the new processes mapped out, then you can map the old data to the new and figure out what you will ned to migrate over and how. After that, you can either create reports in HPQC and save to CSV/Excel, or you can go direct to the HPQC database and build queries that export the data. Then you use the ETM Excel importer to bring it in.

The latter is actually the simplest part - mapping the process and getting the users to understand the new way of doing things is by far and away the most difficult thing

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