Creating test cases in Microsoft Office can be a pain. Today, I’m going to show you five easy ways to create test cases with a tool like Helix ALM.

You can always create a test case from scratch. Simply click Add to get started.

If your team also uses Helix RM’s requirements management module to manage requirements, there’s an even quicker way to create a test case. You can generate a test case directly from a requirement. This creates a new test case and automatically copies information from the requirement to the test case. As part of this step, the requirement and new test case can be automatically linked. This saves time, especially if traceability is important to you!

If you prefer to work from a task board, you can generate a test case directly from your user stories. This is a great option for Agile development teams. Simply go to your task board and generate a test case from a user story.

You can also turn issues discovered during ad-hoc testing (or reported by customers) into a test case. So, you’ll be able to improve your test coverage. And this is an excellent way to make sure critical issues don’t make it out the door.

Many development teams like to use Jira for their issue tracking. Our Helix ALM add-on for Jira gives you a quick way to create related test cases. You can even create a test case directly from Jira. If your developers are using Jira, this is a great way to keep everyone on the same page.

And once you’ve created a test case in any of these 5 ways, it’s easy to add your test steps and get going with your testing.

You can learn more about testing in Helix ALM by signing up for our next live demo.