Quality dashboard overview

You can set up project dashboards in the Quality Management application to track test-effort progress. A project quality dashboard is the home page for all members of that project. You can drill down from the dashboard to get information about specific test artifacts and reports.
Note: Personal dashboards from migrated projects are still available and are accessible from the Home menu. In these cases, project names are appended to personal dashboard names. Widgets in personal dashboards can still be configured to display information from Quality Management projects. Also, migrated projects from previous versions of the QM application will be displayed using the old template style.

Quality dashboards are useful in tracking project health and trends as well as following team progress and workloads.

When you first log in to the Quality Management (QM) application, you are directed to a project dashboard. The default dashboard includes several widgets:
  • Welcome
  • News Feed (pointing to the QM library on the Jazz™ Community Site)
  • My Reviews
  • My Tasks
  • Plan Requirements by Test Case
Figure 1. The default project quality dashboardA quality dashboard populated with widgets

The default project dashboard comprises two pages accessed by tabs. The first, General, is described in the preceding text; it is the default page displayed after logging in to a project. The second, Execution, includes a number of widgets that are useful in tracking project execution:

  • Test Plan Execution Status
  • Test Suite Execution Records
  • Execution Record Queries
  • Execution Record(s)
Note: Some widgets, especially those that rely on queries and filters, require configuration after their addition to a dashboard. The Execution Records widget, for example, must be pointed to an execution record query before it can display execution records.
Figure 2. The default project quality dashboard, Execution pageThe execution tab on the default quality dashboard

You can customize the dashboard to suit the needs of project members.

Each project is, at its creation, assigned a unique dashboard. At any time, members with appropriate permissions can add or remove widgets that report from various information sources. To contain them, project members can add tabbed pages.

A project leader, for example, might add a page that targets defects by populating it with widgets that list defects and show defect arrival resolution time:

Figure 3. A customized dashboard tabA tab configured to show two defects-related widgets

Teams within projects are also assigned their own dashboards that can be modified by team members. A team that works on mobile access within a larger banking software project could, for example, configure a dashboard that displays several widgets to show queries related to mobile application testing, as well as a news feed for cutting-edge industry news.

A list of all of project's dashboards, including team dashboards, can be found at Project Dashboards > All <Project Name> Dashboards.

At the Jazz Team Server level, users can configure personal dashboards that draw information from across multiple projects, as well as external resources.

If your project is enabled for configuration management, you can report on versioned artifacts using Configuration-related information in dashboard widgets.


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