It is known that people perceive 80% of information through visual sense and it is easier to track progress using some chart. That’s why it is important to have an opportunity to view important information. Each IT specialist knows, that the Product Owner, Client or the Company can change details of the product during the development process some times.
Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen. — Edward V Berard
In such case, it is very important to track a progress of the project. Using info about actual states of tasks, bugs and crashes you will have a chance to change the strategy of the development process in time.
But information representation is nonetheless important as plain numbers in the table do not help at all. You have to deal with a lot of tables and in few minutes you won’t be able concentrate anymore. To concentrate your attention better graphics and diagrams have been invented:
Types of Diagrams in EasyQA to Track Progress
EasyQA uses different types of diagrams to track progress as it is very convenient and helps remember data better. You can view the graphics of Test objects, Test cases and Test crashes quantity and compare them at the Home page after creating an organization and project.
Each project has its own CMS (Content Management System) – Project Overview page. You can view the graphics of project activities for the last 30 days and the amount of Test objects, Test cases, Issues and Crashes.
Using this info you can monitor the progress of the development process and make a decision to continue it in such way or change some parameters. For example, if you see, that the last test object has to many bugs or crashes, something happens. The reason can be physical (e.g. a developer has not enough time) or psychological (e.g. the task is not interesting).
This page has also useful project statistics on the amount of Test objects, Test cases, Issues and Crashes. In addition, you can add Test Objects here as well as invite or delete project team members.
Testing Activities in Graphics
After the test plan is created in the project, the amount of test cases written in different modules by types (positive, negative, integrated, limited, UI, localization) is displayed on the respective graphics.
How to write test case and choose its type?
An example of a positive test case: a user enters valid data to log in (a user enters a correct username and a correct password).
Negative test case: a user enters invalid data. There are three possible variants:
- an incorrect email address or a username and incorrect password
- an incorrect address or a username and correct password
- a correct email address or a username and incorrect password
Of course, there is a graphics of the test cases passing results, which depicts the amount of passed cases, blocked cases and failed cases:
After Test Run is finished, its results are automatically displayed as a diagram – so it’s really convenient. You can edit the Test Run and print the diagram.
How to choose the status of the test case? An example of:
- passed case – a user has logged in after entering a valid username and password.
- failed case – a user can’t upload and save an image in the profile.
- blocked case – to change the image in the profile is impossible (can’t be checked as the previous test case on uploading an image is failed).
EasyQA Reporting Charts
Everybody knows that reports are important for the team of developers as well as for a client to track progress of the project in time.
That’s why EasyQA pays a special attention on this topic. It has a separate tab for reports. You can generate a report about test cases or test runs and sort issues on the diagram by the status, priority, or type as well as sort crashes by version.
You can immediately view the diagram you need. There is Download and Print button.
EasyQA now has a beta-version and it is free of charge. Register and try EasyQA product and all our diagrams and graphics to track progress of the development process.
Statistic data and quality control visualization helps perceive numeric data better and facilitates data analysis, progress tracking and forecasting. EasyQA as a Test Management Tool is created to make complicated things simpler, and that’s why it has such tools as graphics and diagrams which are easy to set for the currently needed info visualization.
You can also compare the informative and other features of popular services by reading our article about 10 Best Test Management Tools.
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