HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 7) – Project Analysis Using the Powerful Dashboard Tools

Here we are at the end of the QC series. If you are here for the first time, I highly recommend you to go through all the Quality center tutorials published as of now. I’m sure after reading these tutorials you should be able to start using this tool on your live projects. You can also recommend it to a management team for evaluation if you are thinking to introduce a test management tool on your project.

This last topic will help you use the inbuilt analysis feature of Quality Center in a way that reduces a lot of work on the tester or test manager’s end to explicitly record, collect and understand the data related to the entire QA process.

Quality Center Dashboard:

The analysis feature in HP ALM/QC is so robust and extensive that I believe this is what makes many companies or projects to go for it. Nobody Continue reading →

HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 6) – Defect Management

Through the series of these tutorials, we have seen how to create releases, cycles, requirements, tests and test sets in ALM. We also saw how we can establish logical relationships among these entities to make the metric collection as well as traceability an inbuilt activity in our testing process.

You can check all these tutorials listed in our first QC tutorial here.

Also in the Test lab, we executed some tests. If the test passed, then all is well. If it fails, there is a reason for the same. Commonly, any deviation from the expected value is a defect.

Apart from that, defects can be:

  1. Variation in expected and actual results
  2. Documentation errors
  3. Un-testable requirements that you want to report and track
  4. Environment failures that prevent you from testing

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HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 5) – Executing Test Cases Using ALM/QC

In our last HP Quality Center tutorial, we learned how to create test cases and link them to requirements.  For that, we took an example of Gmail application and explained how to create and add test cases in Quality Center.

Please read our previous tutorial Creating and Managing Test Cases, as we are going to use same Gmail.com test cases for execution in this tutorial as well.

How to Execute Test Cases Using ALM/QC

Step #1: In the Test lab tab, choose the test set that you would like to run and click on “Run Test” or “Run Test Set”. Run Test- will execute the Continue reading →

HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 4) – Creating and Managing Test Cases

This is the 4th Tutorial in our HP Quality Center Training series. You can check all the previously published tutorials on this page.  Note – As the tutorial length is little long we have divided our initial 4 days training into 6 tutorials. This will help you to learn HP Quality Center step by step with every minute detail.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to create test cases in Quality Center
  • How to link test cases to requirements
  • Creating test suites in Quality Center

Creating Test Cases in HP ALM/Quality Center

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HP Quality Center Tutorial (Day 3) – Requirements and Release Cycle Management with Example

In last two HP Quality Center / ALM tutorials, we saw QC introduction and installation guide. In this tutorial let us continue the tutorial by means of an example:

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Consider that your AUT (Application under test) is Gmail.com or any other email application.

The following are the list of features that we need to test – a high-level testing – not taking into account field level validations and such.

  1. Login – with correct credentials
  2. Login – Incorrect credential handling
  3. Forgot password
  4. New user registration

The features are going to be part of a certain release that has a couple of cycles – We will see how through ALM we can define this information.

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