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    Recommendations 4 a Distributed PM solution (+QA)

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    If I may pick your brains for a bit, please.

    We are embarking on an extensive project to create a second generation system. As a QA person I need an application that will allow me to confirm specifications, submit test results, accept or disprove, and allow for re-submission, etc.

    The app needs to be distributed or accessible to our developer team, QA, Management, etc. Can someone recommend something you have used or if you know what is the most well known of such applications I would really like to know.

    TIA [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Recommendations 4 a Distributed PM solution (+QA)

    I found the following list @ stickyminds.com
    http://www.stickyminds.com/tools.asp...ind=toolsimple

    Would anybody have experience with some of these tools?

    Focal Point
    Vendor: Focal Point US
    ...Read On

    IBM PowerPack available
    Vendor: IBM Rational
    ...Read On

    MSTAR - Mosaic’s Structured Testing and Assessment Repository
    Vendor: Mosaic, Inc.
    ...Read On

    QACenter Enterprise Edition
    Vendor: Compuware Corporation
    ...Read On

    Telelogic DOORS®
    Vendor: Telelogic - Irvine, CA
    ...Read On

    20s Estimation Calculator
    Vendor: 20smackers

    20s Multi Manager
    Vendor: 20smackers

    Accept Planner
    Vendor: Accept Software Corporation

    CollabNet Enterprise Edition
    Vendor: CollabNet

    CollabNet SourceCast environment
    Vendor: CollabNet

    Cost Xpert
    Vendor: Cost Xpert Group

    DevTrack
    Vendor: TechExcel, Inc.

    Distributive DataDrill
    Vendor: Distributive Software

    Engage
    Vendor: Diliga

    EnSharpen
    Vendor: TechSmith Corporation

    IssueView
    Vendor: IssueView

    MetricCenter Workstation
    Vendor: Distributive Software

    MindManager X5
    Vendor: Mindjet LLC

    MindManager X5 Pro
    Vendor: Mindjet LLC

    Predictor & Counter
    Vendor: The David Consulting Group

    ProjectStation
    Vendor: Bugopolis

    Rally
    Vendor: Rally Software Development

    Rational Suite
    Vendor: IBM Rational software

    Rational Unified Process
    Vendor: IBM Rational software

    RIQTek Manager
    Vendor: RIQ Technology LLC

    Cost Xpert
    Vendor: Cost Xpert Group

    DevTrack
    Vendor: TechExcel, Inc.

    Distributive DataDrill
    Vendor: Distributive Software

    Engage
    Vendor: Diliga

    EnSharpen
    Vendor: TechSmith Corporation

    IssueView
    Vendor: IssueView

    MetricCenter Workstation
    Vendor: Distributive Software

    MindManager X5
    Vendor: Mindjet LLC

    MindManager X5 Pro
    Vendor: Mindjet LLC

    Predictor & Counter
    Vendor: The David Consulting Group

    ProjectStation
    Vendor: Bugopolis

    Rally
    Vendor: Rally Software Development

    Rational Suite
    Vendor: IBM Rational software

    Rational Unified Process
    Vendor: IBM Rational software

    RIQTek Manager
    Vendor: RIQ Technology LLC

    RiskID Pro
    Vendor: Accelera Research

    SEER-SEM
    Vendor: Galorath Inc.

    SEER-SEM Client for Microsoft Project
    Vendor: Galorath Inc.

    Smartworks- Project Planner -PE
    Vendor: Accord Software & Systems Inc.

    Software Planner
    Vendor: Pragmatic Software Co., Inc.

    SOLONsys
    Vendor: Advanced Information Services Inc.

    SpeeDEV IM
    Vendor: SpeeDEV, Inc

    T-Plan Professional
    Vendor: Quality Checked Software, Ltd.

    TaskPerfect
    Vendor: ICCO

    Tenrox PSA
    Vendor: Tenrox

    TierDeveloper
    Vendor: AlachiSoft

    TychoMetrics
    Vendor: Predicate Logic, Inc.

    VersionOne
    Vendor: VersionOne, LLC

    Vertabase Pro
    Vendor: Standpipe Studios, L.L.C.

    WorkLenz
    Vendor: Metier, Ltd.

    yKAP Bug Tracking / Issue Management Software
    Vendor: DCom Solutions
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    Re: Recommendations 4 a Distributed PM solution (+QA)

    The list missed one: Mercury TestDirector/Quality Center 8.0

    Quality Center with the "Dashboard" Add-in will give you what you want (Project level view and management level view).

    Another alternative to look at.

    Jim
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    Re: Recommendations 4 a Distributed PM solution (+QA)

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    Jim,

    Thanks very much 4 your reply.
    Is that a very "standard" tool? I also wonder if it can perform other functions such as 'Change Management'?

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    Re: Recommendations 4 a Distributed PM solution (+QA)

    Westan,
    it is a tool that has sold a lot of copies and seems to be on the majority of client sites I have visted in my career, where they have a test management tool.
    I have not tried the latest version now that it has been rebadged as quality centre, however it is not really a change management tool or a requirements management tool though it can to some extent be used in these ways, depending on what you want from these tools and how you set up and customise the workflows.
    I personally perfer to use sperate change and requirements management tools and then link these to the Test management tools via API's or via excel sheets (which seems to be ITs most pervasive middleware [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] )
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    Re: Recommendations 4 a Distributed PM solution (+QA)

    Like Neill said. TestDirector/Quality Center is predominantly a Test Management tool with Requirements management/traceability built in. Is it as complete a tool as Caliber-RM or RequisitePro, no. But it has improved in its functionality and useability a lot over the last few years. But, if you want to "hook" in Caliber-RM or ReqPro then you have integration add-in modules with TD/QC that can do that.

    Also, TD/QC is not a full blown CM/SCC tool. It has some revision control built in. Again, though if you want to tie into tools such as StarTeam, PVCS, VSS you can do that via the add-in modules for integration.

    The "rebadged" tool (Quality Center) is a port of TestDirector to an all J2EE architecture. TD was built using ASP, VB, COM. So there were some limitations. QC is all on the J2EE platform and because of this you now have a more robust and versatile system. The user functionality is all basically the same, but the underlying system is different.

    Finally, typically what I see with clients is that they have something like Caliber-RM or ReqPro (if they have a Requirements Mgmt tool) and integrate to TD/QC. They also integrate on the CM/SCC side.

    You will need to decide what will work best for you. Good luck.

    Jim
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