Application testing is a complex process involving the development and execution of thousands of tests. Often, tests are required for multiple hardware platforms, multiple configurations (computers, operating systems, and browsers) and multiple application versions. Managing all aspects of the testing process can be time-consuming and difficult.
A TestManagement tool simplifies and organizes test management by giving you systematic control over the testing process. It helps you create a framework and foundation for your testing workflow.
TestManagement tools help you maintain a project database of tests that cover all aspects of your application's functionality. Every test in your project is designed to fulfill a specified testing requirement of your application. To meet the various goals of a project, you organize the tests in your project into unique groups. It provides an intuitive and efficient method for scheduling and executing test sets, collecting test results, and analyzing the data.
Defect Tracking is also key aspect of TestManagement. It is key to track the defect to its closure. Key participants to defect reports can be Developers, Testers, Project Managers, Support and Sales team. So it is key that defects can be shared across all stake holders.
CresTech Solution for TestManagement
Many of the commercial Testmanagement tools come with a very huge price tag. Can small to medium size client leverage some of the open source tools available?
Yes! CresTech assists client in setup and host variety of Open source Test Management tools like Testlink and Fitnesse on clients or offshore environment which helps in easy tracking of Test Artifact. For Defect Tracking CresTech assists in setup of open source tools like Bugzilla or PHP Bug tracker which can ease the overall Defect Management
Change control is a formal process used to ensure that changes to a product or system are introduced in a controlled and coordinated manner. It reduces the possibility that unnecessary changes will be introduced to a system without forethought, introducing faults into the system or undoing changes made by other users of software. The goals of a change control procedure usually include minimal disruption to services, reduction in back-out activities, and cost-effective utilization of resources involved in implementing change.
Change Control is not only important from Development perspective but testing artifacts and Automation scripts also need to controlled and managed. CresTech has strong expertise on open sources tools like CVS which are used widely at client side as a reliance option of change control of testing articfacts.