Getting started with managing the test effort

Test managers and test leads prepare for and manage the overall test effort. The test management process includes preparing for testing by organizing with categories; setting up a review process; developing test plans; associating requirements from an integrated requirements management application; and tracking the overall test effort.

Test plan development overview

If you are new to IBM® Rational® Quality Manager, before you develop test plans and other test management activities, read these topics. The topics provide information about product capabilities, requirements management, and test plans.

Overview of Rational Quality Manager
Requirements-based testing
Test plan overview

Test management process

The following interactive diagram shows the major steps in the process to prepare for the test effort, develop test plans, and track the test effort. To learn about getting started as a test manager or test lead, click the boxes in the diagram.

A conceptual
process flow diagram showing the work flow for test managers and test
leads. 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 tracking the test effort Click here for information about developing test execution records Click here for information about tracking the test effort

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


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