I've been placed in a Test Management role where my duties are to Manage QC and QTP together all by myself. This includes:
1. Creating and managing the artifacts in QC.
2. Creating QTP Scripts and integrating into QC.
The person previously in this role said they only did QC, and then a couple other guys did QTP.
This is my first time with these tools so I'm expecting it to be a slow start, but I'm wondering if this is too much work even for an experienced person?
Is it feasible for a single person to do all the requirements creation, test plan/test case creation, QTP script creation and script execution all by themselves?
I've been doing the requirements and test case creation and it seems like a handful, now I'm going to have to still run all the test cases and automate with QTP? Seems like a lot but maybe it's just because this is my first time.
"Manage"...sure. Manage and actually execute the work may be too much for one person depending on the scope of the project.
Usually see 1 or 2 "technical" people creating a framework and standards as far as QC and QTP usage. Then a less technical bigger group of folks that actually create the test cases according to those standards.
If you've got a nice framework utilizing reusable concepts 1 person is usually enough to maintain the qtp scripts.
But again all depends on the project and how dynamic it is.
Seems like a lot of importance on your role in the organisation? Hope you are compensated for it [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
The effort expended on the task is only going to be limited to your organisation and capability and it is up to you to assess and raise awareness of the risks of assigning so much to the one resource.
To answer your question, it is feasable, dependant on the size of the testing activity.
Speaking from experience, I would feel that you would be doing the company a disservice to not make them aware of your concerns.
While I have been working for Businesses that are Vendor partners with HP, IBM and Microsoft, my opinions and advice is my own.
The solutions provided are either sourced from my own scripting libraries or from a quick Google Search.
I'm making the best assessment I can with limited experience and yes I've made the company aware of the concern, but I just wanted to check how much of a concern some more experienced members of this forum thought it was.
I've gotten another person to work with me as I think that's the best move.