Can't find my test cases!
Testpoint Pty Ltd
Business Analysis, Process Improvement
Finding Test Cases, Test Plans and Test Scripts including associated requirements for a software project can be a task most teams can either get it right or wish they had nothing to do with software testing again. This is generally when you see Testers consistently redeveloping the same test cases across test cycles without any hope of reuse or preventing duplication.
Even expensive software testing tools on the market which claim they assist with mapping out test cases to requirements can make things harder when trying to identify a Test which was developed for a particular functional area. Simply put searching for a simple keyword within the body of your test artefacts is generally the most important feature your project team can have on site.
Unfortunately most software testing products available tend to restrict the search features to only the headline of a testcase or requirement which doesn’t tend to make searching of any great use.
The above frustration recently came to a sweet end for a large Global Logistic business when TestPoint Professional Services delivered a Google Like Power Search solution to managing your projects which contains hundreds of thousands of important keywords contained within the body of important artificats which cover all areas of a projects software testing cycles.
TestPoints Power search solution is delivered as part of their software testing solution and process maturity improvement to organisations where their software test cases range anywhere from 100 up to 1 million + test case scenarios. The powerful instant search solution provides what current software testing tool vendors failed to deliver to their users which is a simple capture of every single important character, word or number contained within the body of your test artefacts which are then stored within a relational database linked back to the associated test artefacts id.
Basically it’s like going into your favourite search engine and keying in a word or sentence which your keen on searching for and then seeing the test cases or any other artefacts of interest return back to you instantly. Now the issue with finding a simple test case which contains a certain keyword such as "Process Step 1 - Batch Job" can be located immediately giving testers and project users an instant visual on what’s been developed in the past and what can be re-used rather than going back to the design process of creating another test script to cover that test case.
, Process Improvement