Traceability and test execution views

From a test plan or while browsing a list of test artifacts, you can view test execution status and view the relationships between test artifacts and various lifecycle artifacts, such as requirements and development plans.

Information that was only available through reports in previous versions of the product is now viewable within Quality Management. For example, you can now do the following activities without having to run a report:

Traceability views

Traceability refers to the ability to trace the status of test artifacts and their relationship to other artifacts.

To open the traceability view for test plans, click Planning > Browse Test Plans, and then select View As > Traceability. The traceability view for a test plan shows the requirement collections that are validated by the test plan and the development plans that the test plan tests. Thus, from a particular test plan, you can link directly to its associated requirements collection in the Requirements Management application or an associated development plan in the Change and Configuration Management application.

To open the traceability view for test cases, click Construction > Browse > Test Cases, and then select View As > Traceability. The traceability view for a test case shows the specific requirement that is validated by the test case and the development plans that the test case tests. Thus, from a particular test case, you can link directly to its associated requirement in the Requirements Management application, or an associated development plan in the Change and Configuration Management application, or an associated architectural element in the Architecture Management application.

To open the traceability view for test scripts, click Construction > Browse > Test Scripts, and then select View As > Traceability. The traceability view for a test script shows the specific requirement that is validated by the test script. Thus, from a particular test script, you can link directly to its associated requirement in the Requirements Management application or an associated development plan in the Change and Configuration Management application.

To open the traceability view for test case execution records, click Execution > Browse > Test Case Execution Records, and then select View As > Traceability. The traceability view for a test case execution record shows the defects that are associated with that test case execution records. Thus, from a particular execution record, you can link directly to its associated defect in the Quality Management application.

To open the traceability view for test suite execution records, click Execution > Browse > Test Suite Execution Records, and then select View As > Traceability. The traceability view for a test suite execution record shows the defects that are associated with that test suite execution records. Thus, from a particular execution record, you can link directly to its associated defect in the Quality Management application.

To open the traceability view for test case results, click Execution > Browse > Test Case Results, and then select View As > Traceability. The traceability view for a test case execution record shows the defects that are associated with the test case execution records. Thus, from a particular result, you can link directly to its associated defect in the Quality Management application.

To open the traceability view for test suite result, click Execution > Browse > Test Suite Results, and then select View As > Traceability. The traceability view for a test case execution records shows the defects that are associated with the test suite result. Thus, from a particular result, you can link directly to its associated defect in the Quality Management application.

Test execution views

Test execution views are now available that provide up-to-the-minute status about the test effort. A test execution rollup is provided in the Summary section of a test plan. From the rollup, you can open a view of the test case or test suite execution records.

To open the execution view for test plans, click Planning > Browse Test Plans, and then select View As > Execution. The execution view for test plans shows you the progress of all planned test case and test suite execution records associated with each test plan.

To open the execution view for test suites, click Execution > Browse Test Suites, and then select View As > Execution. The execution view for test suites show the progress of the test suite execution records contained within each test suite.


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