NetServ Test Management

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NetServ Test Management

Test management enables organizing and controlling the process and artefacts required for the testing effort.

Goal of test management is to allow teams to plan, develop, execute, and assess all testing activities within the overall software development effort. This includes coordinating efforts of all those involved in the testing effort, tracking dependencies and relationships among test assets and, most importantly, defining, measuring, and tracking quality goals.

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Test management process

Test Management - Authoring

Test Management - Tracking

Test Management – Phases Snapshot

Phases of Test Management when followed religiously should deliver quality results.

Strong Test management process enables


High visibility on the quality of the releases

Effective utilization of the Testing resources



Maximize efficiency with geographically distributed teams

Complete traceability between requirement, test cases, builds and releases



Effective management of constant changes in code, builds, and environments

Capturing and reporting of Clear and unambiguous Quality metrics



Accurate Data to support informed decision making

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Test Management – Planning

All the preparatory activities required for test management happens at this stage. Planning stage involves:

  • Develop the overall direction and purpose of the test phase
  • Record the requirements which needs to be tested and released
  • Test Plan artifact is created and signed off which defines the guidelines of testing. This includes:
    • Project Goals
    • In Scope Elements
    • Out of Scope Elements
    • Types of Testing to be Performed
    • Test Environments
    • Hardware and Software requirements
    • Internal and External Dependencies
    • Testing Resources
    • Entry and Exit Criteria
    • Suspension and Resumption criteria
    • Escalation Mechanism
    • Timelines
    • Deliverables

Test Management – Authoring

Authoring Phase involves designing test cases which validates the implementation of the requirements. Core objective consists of:

  • Gain clear and unambiguous understanding of the requirements
  • Design Test scenarios identifying the individual features to be tested
  • Design test cases focused by both happy and failure path detailing how a test will be conducted
  • Test cases are developed into more detailed test steps with expected results
  • Mapping Requirements to Test cases building traceability and ensuring complete coverage
  • Prioritization of test cases based on criticality of the feature under test
  • Logical grouping to test cases based on the feature under test
  • Identify and record dependencies between test cases
  • Classify test cases into smoke, functional, regression and others as per the testing needs
  • Group test cases for sequential and parallel executions

Test Management – Execution

Test execution requires running the tests by grouping sequences of test scripts into a suite of tests. It is split into Planning, Allocation and Execution stages.

  • Planning is done based on the Build released for testing, delivered fixes and/or features, known issues, release environments and QA completion dates
  • Outcome of the planning stage is creation of Test Suite which groups the Test cases into logical sets for execution
  • Test cases are Allocated to test engineers based on suitability and availability
  • Test Cases are Executed in cycles as per the defined QA plan
  • Failed cases are recorded as defects for fix and Defect life cycle management
  • Throughout the execution cycle continuous communication of QA Status is sent to stakeholders reporting the Health of the build, Testing progress, Defects by priority etc.
  • Based on the Testing outcome the build is either rejected or QA signed off to be moved into UAT

Test Management – Tracking

Tracking phase helps in determining the current status of project testing, as well as the overall level of quality of the system. This includes:

  • Test execution results are recorded, collated and reported
  • Defects found, should be communicated along with sufficient information to facilitate resolution
  • Logged defects are tracked to closure following the Defect life cycle management
  • Defects are analysed, linked and grouped based on their type, occurrence and the area in which they exists
  • Quality metrics are derived to effectively report how the test effort is progressing, and to measure the quality the system
  • Quality metrics are combined and reported with other project metrics providing a consolidated view of the health of the system
  • Quality metrics should be clear and unambiguous to avoid being misinterpreted. More importantly, metrics must be feasible to capture and store, otherwise they might not be worth the cost or could be incomplete or inaccurate

Test Management – Analysis

Analysing the data sets in order to draw conclusions about the information they contain results in improving product quality, overall operational efficiency and enhance productivity.

  • Defects data analysis helps in identifying failure patterns
  • This aids in designing and implementing more through and robust fix than applying patch fixes
  • Analysis of failed test cases mapping back to its requirements helps identifying weakly implemented features and modules
  • Build failure patters can assist in identifying the flaws in the releases process
  • Data Analysis enables finding trends, patterns and relationships between data providing actionable information about key performance indicators and facilitates thorough decision-making
  • Building robustness and efficiency in Test management in an ongoing process which can be achieved though proper data analysis

Test Management Tools

Test management tools simplifies the management process by offering a structured approach to the test effort through test case management, collaborative work spaces and reporting tools.

NETSERV has expertize in leveraging following industry leading Test management tools:

  • TestLink – Highly preferred Open Source Test Management
  • Zephyr for Jira – Add-on for Jira which provides highly sophisticated test management capabilities
  • Squash TM – Open source tool for test repository management: requirements management

Our end to end knowledge on Test management phases, hands on expertise on using various Test management tool enables us to adopt to and utilize any Test management tool effectively with least of learning curves.

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