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Quality Assurance (QA) involves the entire production process – monitoring, improving and ensuring that issues and bugs are found and dealt with. Some organizations assign responsibility for testing to their test engineers or QA department, others leave this job for outsourcing. In software testing, QA project teams usually include a mix of testers and developers who work closely together sharing information and assigning tasks to each other.
Among such aspects as analysis, design, documentation, coding, integration, maintenance, updates, etc. software life cycle includes testing and retesting. Ideally, actual testing starts after verification is completed, test plan is written and all requirements are made. Requirements are clear, complete, and testable details describing the application's functionality and properties. Testing checklists and test cases are based on these requirements.
Checklists and Test Cases
Your product may need black box testing, or white box testing, or integration testing, or functional testing, or system testing, or performance testing – no matter what the method is – testing checklists and test cases are critical. Checklist as a part of test plan will be needed by testers in order to properly execute tests. It represents a set of test cases that should include an input, action, or event and an expected response i.e. should be described such that they are repeatable. Often, completed test cases and accomplished checklists may become the deciding factor to determine when to stop testing.
VIP Software Solution and Benefits
VIP Team To Do List lets test engineers, software QA engineers, QA or test managers create software testing checklists with detailed test cases and update it from build to build or version to version. QA team leaders can assign test cases to a tester or a group of testers, notify them of assigned tests and be notified of tests completed. VIP Team To Do List can be used as a database for various tests and quick search of a necessary test case. The program allows creating test results document that contains information about completed and uncompleted tests to be monitored and approved by testing project manager.
How to use VIP Team To Do List
Create a testing checklist template (File -> New Database). Use your product name as the name for the database, ex.: vip-team-to-do-list.vpdb
Add test categories and sub-categories (Categories -> New Category or Add Sub Category). Use categories and subcategories to group logically-related test cases, ex.: Kernel, UI, Views, Dock Panels, etc.
Create test cases for each category and subcategory (Double mouse-click on category -> Tasks -> Create new task). Use tasks to make a list of test cases, ex.: Test Case 5. Adding attachment to the Task.
Describe test case steps (Edit Task -> Note). Use Notes to make a detailed test case description, ex.: 1. Start VIP Team To Do List. 2. Create a task. 3. …
Build your Testing Team (Resources -> New Resource). Use Resource View to make a list of your testers.
Assign test cases to your Testing Team members (Select Test Cases -> Drag&Drop Testers from RAB to Tasks). Use Resource Assignment Bar to quickly assign your tester to test cases.
Once your testing team completes a test case, it is marked as 'done'. If a bug is found, 'cancelled' status is set and the bug description is written.
Update your testing checklist using Categories and Tasks when new features are added. Set due dates for test cases to be completed by. Set test cases priority to execute critical tests at first. Set alarms to be reminded about test cases at a certain time. Link a test case to a bug screenshot. Automatically send test cases to assigned remote testers by email and get notifications of completed tests.
Test new builds or version of your product (File -> Save As). Use database copies to test your product each time any changes are made, ex.: vip-team-to-do-list-2.4.2.vpdb
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