Lean Testing for Test Case Management (Test Plans, Pt. 6)

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This is the sixth in a series of articles on the topic of test plans and test case management. You will find the fifth article of the series, Playtests on Crowdsourced Testing’s blog.

Lean Testing’s test case management feature allows you to create and manage your test plans. Coupled with our popular bug tracker, it is the perfect option for teams who wish to manage their entire software testing process.

We’ve designed Lean Testing to be intuitive and easy-to-use for all of the stakeholders in a software development project. We built this tool to be completely different from every other test case management tool out there.

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Allow me to tell you about it’s features:

Easy, standardized formatting

Test cases in Lean Testing consist of a URL or location, action and expected result. This means that every step is clear for the tester: where to conduct the test, what he needs to do and what should happen.

It’s easy to edit, copy/paste, duplicate and move around. There’s no ambiguity.

Results are then neatly compiled in a clear grid that can give any project manager an overview of where his project stands in just a glance.

Save time

Lean Testing centralizes all of the information related to your testing projects so that everything you need is in the same place. You can easily share your test plans, test results and bug reports with different members of your team, or external members.

Our rigorous organizational processes help make sure that no aspect of your project is forgotten and that you end up with the best product you possibly can. As the structure is always the same, you are guaranteed consistent bug reports that will help make your test case management much more efficient.

Our standardized bug reports are a great way to teach all of your team members and external testers how to write test cases and how to file bug reports in a consistent manner. Gone are the days where developers received half-filled bug reports that they could not understand or reproduce! We don’t accept anything other than the highest quality from our testers, so why should you?

What’s more, our test case management solution is neatly integrated with our bug tracker. So, your testers can link bugs directly to test cases. This enables you to know exactly which section the bug occurs in, what it is and how to reproduce it.

Easy-to-use templates

Our ready-to-use Android and iOS templates can help you build test plans to make sure that you test all aspects of your application in order to be approved on the Android and iOS stores on your first submission. It’s a great place to start when testing a mobile app if you have never written a test plan before.

We are currently working on creating more templates to help you create your test plans. If you have any requests regarding a test plan template, please contact us through the feedback button on our website.

Follow a pre-determined path

Some testers are stubborn and want to follow the path that they feel is most optimal. While this is great for testers with experience, most testers may not know how to test all aspects of your product. Lean Testing test plans force testers to follow a pre-determined flow of actions with specific, expected results. This helps project managers control their testing resources by knowing exactly where and how they will test.

Create different test plan versions

Lean Testing facilitates the creation of different test plan versions based on the build or the platform. You can duplicate test plans, rename them or simply organize them based on their version. This user-friendly feature makes test case management, alongside development, much easier.

We build custom test plans

Finally, if you don’t have time to create a test plan for your product, we’re always open to help you! All you need to do is contact us to brief us about your product specifications. We’ll be pleased to build it for you.

Once you receive your test plan, you are free to use it internally, update it as you wish or ask our expert QA testers for help testing your product.

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For more information on test plans, please check out the first article in this series: Why Create a Test Plan?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Simon

Simon is the founder of Crowdsourced Testing. After 10 years in interactive software development, he set his sights on building a world-class crowdsourcing platform to facilitate the software testing process for developers.