April 18, 2011

Webinar Recording: 5 Ways to Boost Enterprise Agility

Surround SCM
Helix ALM
Helix ALM
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 5 Ways to Boost Enterprise Agility webinar. The recording is now available on YouTube if you missed the webinar or want to watch it again. Q&A from the session follows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTCw6f-D0SE

Q&A

What other automated tools do you integrate with?TestTrack TCM integrates seamlessly with QA Wizard Pro to support automated testing. If you use another automated testing or scripting tool, you can also schedule and run automated script files through the use of a separate executable, known as a script agent, and a text file for communication between the script agent and TestTrack TCM. Read more and download the script agent here. What SCM tools do you interface with? Beyond our own, Surround SCM, click here for a complete list of supported TestTrack SCM integrations. Does Seapine use this tool for their internal development? Yes, we use the entire Seapine ALM suite of products for internal development. Can you have required fields based on the state of the defect? Yes, you would want to set up a Prevent automation rule, using a filter to capture issues in a specific state where a certain field is not set. When those conditions are met, the trigger would fire and display your custom message to the user. We use TFS. Do you interface to it? We do have integration between TestTrack and TFS, but it’s not going to be as seamless as what you would see with Surround SCM and TestTrack integration. Is it possible to add the traceability of requirements tested with unit tests (In addition to automated and manual tests)? Yes, by creating a new test type called “Unit Test”. This will allow you to include the results of your unit tests in the reports shown during the webinar. Does TestTrack support multiple workflow configurations within a single project repository? For example, based on type x follow workflow 1 vs. 2? Yes, in the same manner as shown during the webinar. You can set up automation rules that use a filter (returns item of type x) and automatically perform a ‘routing’ event to send an item down a specific workflow path. Is it possible to filter based on links (e.g., link based or item) to show all children associated with parent x for example? You can filter if an item is part of a specific link definition. For example, in the webinar when a test case was generated from a requirement, both objects became linked using the “Story Tested By” link. You can create a filter to return objects that have “Story Tested By” links. This will show you all requirements that have links to test cases, or test cases that are linked to requirements.