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Test Case Manager


									Test Case Manager v 3.0
   Pierce Business Systems
           14417 High Bridge Road
             Monroe, WA 98272

  with customization by Ron Utz of Esker, Inc.
                   General Information
    Test Case Manager is a tool designed for
    software test engineers to organize test cases for
    storage, assignment and execution logging. Test
    cases are written up in a standard format and
    saved into the database. Test cases can be
    organized by level (Smoke, Critical Path,
    Acceptance Criteria, Automated, New Features,
    etc.), by area (GUI breakdown, installation, data,
    etc.), by status (pass, fail, untested, etc.) or other
    breakdown criteria. Once test cases are built,
    testers use TCM to assign, track and report
    success or failure of test cases.

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                        Intended users
    TCM provides an unlimited number of central,
    multi-user databases, each of which will
    support an entire test team. TCM is intended
    for use by small to midsize software
    development companies or organizations.
    TCM was designed to be easy to learn and
    use. Most features are implemented as
    intuitive wizards for users to step through.

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           What can I do with TCM?
•   Create and edit test cases
•   Organize and store test cases
•   View and print test cases
•   Assign test cases to testers
•   Record test case execution results
•   Archive test case execution results
•   Run various reports

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• Access 2000 installed on machines where
  TCM is installed and run
• Windows 98/NT4/W2K/XP
• Shared directory for network users’ data
• Pentium II or greater
• 32 MB RAM or greater

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                        Why Use TCM?
• Customizable
         TCM comes with the source code, so you are
         able to make as many changes to it for your
         organizations particular needs.

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                        Why Use TCM?
• Coverage
         TCM is designed to report testing coverage. Test
         case coverage can be reported across areas,
         levels, etc. Once the test approach for an app is
         completely broken down in TCM, generating
         useful metrics becomes achievable. Examples of
         these metrics include how many test cases exist,
         and of those, how many have passed, failed, or
         remain untested.

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                        Why Use TCM?
• Structure & Organization
         TCM provides a systematic method of organizing
         all of the testing department’s test cases. Without
         some type of central Test Case repository, test
         cases are just done adhoc. However, systematic
         testing can be achieved by breaking down an app
         into separate test spec areas, and then writing
         formal test cases to plug into those areas. Then,
         useful metrics can be derived from the volume,
         status, type, etc. of the test cases.

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                        Why Use TCM?
• Training
         TCM is also a great tool for facilitating knowledge
         transfer. Testers new to a project can easily jump
         right into a project and easily begin executing test
         cases. The entire test approach for the app/project
         will be laid out for them in TCM (making it much
         easier to insert in new Test Cases and execute
         existing ones). Also, inexperienced testers will find
         TCM test cases to be a wonderful learning tool.

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                 Managing Test Cases
      One of the most important parts of
      developing a TCM database is to plan the
      layout of the various areas. The primary
      goal of the layout is to provide a structure
      that will be immediately obvious to a tester
      familiar with the product. It is suggested
      that you use a Test Specification you built
      on paper (as Word or XL document, etc.)
      to define your TCM Area Breakdown
      (hence the name Test Specification Areas).
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                User Types and Rights
• Testers                         • Administrators
     – Create, edit, copy,          – All tester rights
       move, and delete areas
       and test cases               – Assign test cases
     – Create and apply filters     – Edit reference tables
     – Record test execution        – Create a new project
       results                      – Archive all current test
     – Archive selected test          execution results
       case results                 – Grant rights to other
     – Run reports                    users

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