Typical use of Engineering Test Management

IBM® Engineering Test Management is designed to be used by test teams of all sizes and supports a variety of user roles and work flows. This topic describes one possible flow to using the key core capabilities of Engineering Test Management: test management, manual test scripts, defect management, and reporting.

The following diagram shows one possible work flow of the typical use of the core capabilities of Engineering Test Management for a test team. The test manager or test lead defines requirements and then creates a test plan and test cases. The tester creates manual test scripts and then runs the test cases and files any defects. The Test manager or test lead can also create reports on various aspects of the test plan and the status of the testing.

The diagram is provided only as an example. Your team might use a different workflow. In addition, the diagram implies that each task follows sequentially, whereas in reality most tasks can be acted on simultaneously.
Figure 1. Workflow diagram of Engineering Test Management typical use
Example flow of core capabilities for Engineering Test Management Identifying and creating requirements Click here for information about developing test plans Click here for information about developing test cases and test suites Click here for information about developing test scripts Click here for information about tracking the test effort Click here for information about developing test execution records Click here for information about running tests Click here for information about submitting and tracking defects Click here for information about tracking the test effort Click here for information about reporting

If you plan on using configuration management in your quality management project, see Getting started with configuration management.


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