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dlai
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Test Manager recommendations
      #708758 - 06/04/12 08:25 AM

I can probably do a search of what's out there.. but I want to get your #current opinion. (vs. a stale one from years back).

My situation is I recently changed jobs, and the company I'm with is still using excel for managing test cases and test planning. The way I see it, I'm goign to end up wasting alot of time filling out spreadsheets if I don't get a proposal to get one adopted by the team or the company quickly.

I'm looking for something that integrates with Jira, but it doesn't necessarily have to. Looking for good overall tool that handles organizing tests (folders/lists and versioning tests), test planning (assigning tests for different releases), and reporting on test execution.

Some products I'm thinking of trying are Zephry for Jira, Zephry Enterprise, QA Complete, Quality Center and TestRail.

I'd like to solicit some opinions or recommendations.

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Richard_Hunter
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Re: Test Manager recommendations [Re: dlai]
      #709031 - 06/06/12 08:11 AM

well Jira integrates with Jira very well :-) My last place (two years ago now) used Jira to contain test cases, linking to requirements and tasks. Takes a bit of setup but worked well. Also used the greenhopper addin for burn down charts (we followed SCRUM to the letter in that shop).


Quick overview here:
https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEVAL/Using+JIRA+for+Test+Case+Management

which links to here:
https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEVAL/Customise+JIRA+For+Test+Case+Management

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dlai
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Re: Test Manager recommendations [Re: Richard_Hunter]
      #710194 - 06/19/12 06:24 AM

I'm thinking Zephry for Jira might be good. It's basically leveraging the JIRA's ticketing system. And will come with more support and updates than if we were to try to implement this ourselves. But the downside is the cost, it could very well double the cost of our Jira installation since it's license based on user tier regardless if the user is dev, project managers, qa, support, etc...

The final decision however rests on the QA Director's shoulders. I'll have to write a proposal and present a compelling case.

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SilkyWay
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Re: Test Manager recommendations [Re: dlai]
      #714976 - 08/21/12 09:30 PM

If you are looking only for test case management this may not be the right option but Mingle is a great tool for your complete Project/Release Management.

Mingle

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dlai
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Re: Test Manager recommendations [Re: SilkyWay]
      #715203 - 08/24/12 11:00 AM

So far I narrowed it down to a shorter list for further evaluation.

-QA Complete
-Silk Test Central
-Testuff
-Test Rail

I have to do some in depth evaluation of each.

Thing that sucks about large multi division companies is first having to prove it will save money or make things more efficient. Then because they'll want to apply it company wide, the painful process of evaluating all the tools on the market and writing a cost/benefit analysis to justify purchasing that product vs. other products.

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John_Ruberto
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Re: Test Manager recommendations [Re: dlai]
      #715220 - 08/24/12 03:33 PM

Hi,

Full disclosure, I work for this company.

We use QuickBase (http://quickbase.intuit.com/) for test management. The open API allows us to integrate with defect management (Jira), and our test execution environment (built in house). Its also easy to build apps in QuickBase, so its not too much overhead.
The key feature is flexibility. We can bend the test management app to meet our needs, customizing for each project. Also, administrate the app ourselves is easier than working with a central IT team.
This sounds like a commercial, its not meant to be. Just a description of why we decided to build our test management app on top of this platform.

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Rapid_Rabbit
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Re: Test Manager recommendations [Re: John_Ruberto]
      #715413 - 08/28/12 11:53 AM

Hi John, your approach sounds quite interesting. What have been your experiences with Jira an other test/defect management systems your tool supports. Do you connect e.g. to mantis and testlink as well?


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John_Ruberto
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Re: Test Manager recommendations [Re: Rapid_Rabbit]
      #715782 - 09/03/12 08:53 PM

Hi Rabbit,

I'm not aware of anyone that created integrations with mantis or testlink. Sorry.

Thanks,

John

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myTesting_Bank
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Re: Test Manager recommendations [Re: John_Ruberto]
      #716516 - 09/16/12 04:59 AM

Hello,
I want to introduce test managaement software called myTestingBank

It includes the managmeent of: project / reuqirmeents / test suites and test runs.

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