Web App to make collaboration for end-to-end testing Simple?
My team is responsible for direct to consumer ecommerce and we often take the lead with end-to-end tests that cover our own ecommerce platform, plus our SAP system, and various warehouse management systems. The execution of each test step spans multiple teams and systems and coordinating a full cycle test takes a considerable amount of emailing and project management. Not ideal.
I created a crude web application to allow someone to upload the spreadsheet of test steps, then allowing the other teams to access the web page and enter in their results. How do others handle collaborating with other teams like this? I'm interested in whether anyone of this forum sees value in this type of tool, and whether I should put more time into the web application to make it available for others to use. My experience in software QA is very limited, so I appreciate any feedback that you can offer.
Originally Posted by fru311
You're right that cross-stream SAP testing takes a lot of coordination, emailing, instant messaging, and conferencing.
All SAP projects I've worked on have used large-scale test management tools, such as HP ALM (formerly Quality Centre / Test Director) or IBM's Rational suite. Other tools we use that provide that "shared" functionality (apart from normal shared drives) include Sharepoint as a central repository, MS OneNote with the Note file saved on a network server so it's accessable to everyone, and wiki apps like Confluence or even WoaS.
If your web functionality has a USP then it might be worthwhile continuing with it, or maybe put it onto an open source site?