I am looking at a test version of QC 9.2 before it gets rolled out to our company in a couple of weeks. The BA's will be using QC for the first time for requirement entry. The risk management for requirements the BA's use right now is very basic. Incorporating this feature is going to be a huge impact to them. I am trying to determine if I should include the risk management feature into our workflow at this time.
I have limited data to play with in this test version. My first impression of this feature is that it is alot to take in. I had to really read the manual to figure it out.
So are you using it and if so how are you incorporating it in the process? Any pitfalls in terms of training this feature to new users of the tool? What are your thoughts on this feature itself?
The only risk involved is : Sometimes if your QC server is having problems or is down you could face log in issues , QC is a good test management tool you can use it also to upload your requirement document in the Requirements tab.You can use to map your test case to your requirement , you can update the status of you test cases and many more so the amount of risk you are exposed to is minimal.
I've only cruised through this in the last couple of days, and generally like the basic "assessment" feature of creating an objective score for each requirement. I don't foresee using the "analysis" feature just yet, beyond rolling up the counts.
In general, I find using the product fairly easy, but I did get a lot of kickback rolling it out to others. So, you may have enough on your hands with new users getting used to the tool without adding the assessment piece. Then again, the end-users role in the assessment is straightforward.
I do see where customizing the assessment with new questions and/or rating factors could be difficult. If you're not going to do that, you might as well start to collect the information right away. Then again, if there is going to be a lot of changes later, maybe the assessments should wait. (I'm also thinking about an independent group doing the assessments (not the requirement authors), so waiting isn't as big an issue.)
The only risk I am aware of is manifest when a company installs QC and does not purchase adequate training for it. If in doubt, contact a local 3rd party vendor, they can save you about 50% on the training cost, plus they can setup a proof of concept with the BA's or whomever will be using it. It pays to be informed.
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