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    Tracking what was tested - How?

    I was just wondering how others track what (features, functions, etc) has been tested to date, for future references? Do others use a commercial tool, in-house developed, open source, simple Excel spreadsheet?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    We currently use TestTrack by Seapine along with the TCM plugin for TestTrack. Seems pretty good.
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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    A spreadsheet traceability matrix also works.

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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    Dsquared, any blank templates you'd be willing to share?

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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    Sure. Open Excel. Put features/functions along the top row. Put tests down the side row. Where a test hits a feature, put an X.

    Then have another sheet with just the tests down the side. Put a date when you executed the test.

    Done. If you want to get real fancy, flip the axes. Really, really fancy will have a date column down the side next to the tests on the first page.

    Seriously, a template will not help if you don't understand how to use a traceability matrix. I would suggest a google search to learn the basics. The basics I outlined above WILL work.

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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    or hit wikipedia as they have a decent template as a starting point... or search google and you can find dozens to try out.

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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    There is a link to one here as well:
    http://www.sqablogs.com/JakeBrake/10...ty+Matrix.html

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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    We built a test management system because of some of the limitations of Excel, and the cost of the commercial tools.
    You can download a free version from http://www.kentestman.com/downloadKenFree.asp.
    The free version does the basics, document tests cases, arrange into suites, track execution, view reports.

    There is of course a more comprehensive 'paid for' version, but this free version might be enough for you.
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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    Like D^2 we use Excel as well, but any document that you have which keeps track of what you want to test, and its responses works well. Its all about what you like.
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    Re: Tracking what was tested - How?

    My company uses TestLink, v1.6.2, and I like it quite a bit. It's open-source, if that matters for you or your company. We did a spreadsheet at my last company, which I wasn't too thrilled with. I think TestLink is way more effective, at least for our needs.
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