Test Case gives test managers greater control
February 10, 2009 —
Elementool, a provider of Web-based project management tools, has released Test Case, new software that provides snapshots of test processes so managers can ensure that testing runs according to plan.
Test Case, released in February, is a new online tool that test teams use to plan their tests. Yaron Sinai, CEO and founder of Elementool, said that a team can create the tests they want to perform on their product, then use Test Case to run and manage the test process.
Test Case targets test managers and tries to keep them abreast of the tasks that testing team members are carrying out, according to the company. Test Case lets test managers write test scenarios, which describe steps for team members to follow while running tests.
“In order for the testing manager to have full control over the testing process, he needs to have some kind of a system that will enable him to make sure he doesn’t miss any test or bug,” Sinai said. “The way to do that is to take a product, break it down into features and create different tests for each feature.”
For example, if someone wanted to test program’s installation process, they could create multiple scenarios for the process and test each one. To do that, a test manager needs a list of tests so he can assign the different tests to the team. Test Case, Sinai said, lets the manager track all the tests run by the team.
Issue tracking comes in Test Case, along with a helpdesk and file sharing capabilities. Test Case can help managers track the amount of time team members spend on different tasks. There is also the ability to create forums and message boards to aid in collaboration.
Sinai said that a proper test management system is necessary to ensure that a team is running the right tests. A product like Test Case will tell the manager whether or not the team is following the tests he or she defined.
“With Test Case, the team doesn’t think,” Sinai said. “They just need to follow the steps. And for you, as a testing manager, you know that once they completed a set of tests, you know they followed the steps that needed to be followed.”
Because Test Case is Web-based, test processes can be run from different locations. It integrates with Elementool’s other project management products.
Elementool was founded in 2000 and is based in New York. It targets project managers and software development teams. All Elementool products are Web-based and are provided in a software-as-a-service format.
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