Ways to Improve your Test Case Management Practices

Posted By Anjali Pandey | 31-Dec-2018

Ways to Improve your Test Case Management Practices and Make Your Team Agile and Productive.

Concern: The curse of the testers is that they are always scrambling to complete project deadlines, work on regular weekends. Long-term work does not help to maintain morale and energy levels. There is a heap of defects for which it is unnecessary, irrelevant, or worse, which are duplicates with the previous test, they need to travel. You have tried to do everything to overcome the curve. 
However, despite all the efforts, everyone is pulling your team late from late-with plans, with distribution.


1. First, Biggie - does not have a central test repository: 


Case management takes great importance when your team is working on projects/changes that are part of a larger group of medium to large IT programs. When your team is managing each test scheme (Multitasking is another disease that affects the public), it is an easy (and lazy) decision to make a separate test area for each project - interdependence and overlap Ignore.


2. The same test cases are created many times: 


A test case scripting is a time-intensive task. And this does not help you when your team reads the same test case more Even if they are copy-pasting (or downloading / uploading), then there is a lot of incompetence and a waste of time.
Repetition of effort becomes a daily problem, unless you are not sure about seeing it, it is not easily searched. And when you are trying to reduce the copy and increase the reuse, the manual nature of this effort consumes a lot of time and effort, making it undesirable and even more inefficient.


3. Tagging is confusing, or virtually non-existent:

The testers do not know how to look for a particular test case - because the conferences used to identify each case are not consistent. This illusion goes to the same issue as there is no repository in the first place - duplication and time leakage.


4. Testing cases are executed twice (and most often, many times more) - even when unnecessary, irrelevant:

In fact, without identifying them, identify opportunities for 'pass' exam cases - as other projects/phases may have already tested them. For Example: Can you just get a UAT tester to see and feel by reviewing the SIT screenshot? You should be able to. It's obviously not always easy. There is still a need to be tested separately in most cases.

5. The same flaws are raised again, just with different IDs - on various projects, and often on the same project: 


Good case management allows you to see the link between a test case and all the defects related to it. When your team looks at the link, instead of imitating the flaws, they can add another example of a defect to their origin.


6. Defect triplication becomes a splash:


Helps in making decisions. Without the ability to see the link between a good store and a case and all the defects related to it, it becomes difficult to rank each defect in relation to the other. 



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