Month: November 2012

Test Case Reuse

November 16, 2012
Reusable test cases that can be used across different projects can be a difficult to implement and manage. There are some good ways to approach this though. In this article we look at ways to configure your test management tool so that you can effectively handle main products and sub products effectively. As a practical example we're going to base this on a submarine. Where we're looking at managing the major release of the submarine, and independently managing the Engine, Periscope and Radar sub products. We'll look at working separately on these engine, periscope and radar products. Then rolling up work on those to include them in a major release of the submarine. You can see an example of this...
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How to Evaluate Test Management Tools

November 2, 2012
Selecting the right test management tool is critical to your business. Select the wrong tool and you'll end up fighting and wrestling to get the benefits you know you should be gaining. Select the right tool and you've got a solution that will support and promote your QA process. Your approach to selection is not one to be taken lightly. With well over 30 applications on the market you've got a lot of work to evaluate all of them. You can evaluate all of them in detail. Take a gamble and just select one. Or you can use an efficient evaluation process that will help you identify the right solution with the minimum of time and effort. We’d recommend the...
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Versioning with Quality Center

Continuing with our look at the complexities of test management with Quality Center we’re looking at version control this time. At a basic level version control means tracking which changes have been made to a testcase, who made them and when. Furthermore version control can mean tracking which version of a testcase was run against which release of a product and within which cycle. This is where version control starts to get complicated. Within Quality Center we have 3 different areas of version control that we can apply to our test management process: basic change tracking (audit log) baselines versioning In this video we look at each of these test management versioning concepts in turn. Audit Logs – When we...
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