Been wondering How to better Map Requirements & Test Cases?

We’ve got good news.

Rolling out today is an all-new feature we think marks another material step forward in our QA Touch product. An initial Requirements Module is now built in. Requirements Module enables users to seamlessly map business requirements with appropriate test cases.

Connecting Test Cases and Requirements is Important

When test Cases are linked to requirements they provide complete traceability – one click away. Users no longer search through innumerable folders and files to confirm if all the required requirements exist. Depending upon the size of your operation, we believe we’re building increasing value into our tools. We look forward to hearing what you think.

Good test case management relies heavily on Traceability. QA Touch‘s Test Management tools allow you to map a test case to its source requirement, in addition to the defects, QA Touch identifies.

Why We need Requirements Mapping?

Business Requirements are the path to visualizing end products. Generally,  business requirements get spread throughout documents, spreadsheets, presentations or any representation that explains the proposed outcome of the product or services.

Making sure that the project is in sync with business requirements, at any given time, improves the overall success ratio. Also, it saves the resources total costs, the time associated with change requests, and related investments in training, infrastructure and more.

How does QA Touch integrate Requirements and Test cases?

We normally classify Requirements into four major types:

  • Business Requirements
  • Functional Requirements
  • Integration Requirements
  • Performance Requirements

Whenever users enter requirements business scenarios are categorized into smaller blocks – making it easier to track. Each requirement is then further linked to appropriate test cases using our Requirement Traceability Matrix.

Accessing Requirements

Requirements menus are always available under Project, in left Nav, and within the Project tile.

Add Requirement Type

First, we have to create the Requirement Type.  A screenshot of ‘Add Requirement Type’ is shown below. Once you create the Requirement Type, then you can create Functional Requirements, Performance Requirements and more.

Add Requirement Type

Creating Requirements

After creating the Requirement Type, we can create individual Requirements under each.

Add Requirement

Requirements List

After creating Requirements & Requirement type, the view will look like the screenshot below:

Requirement List

Linking Test cases & Requirements

Link test cases & requirements from Add / Edit Test cases – such as below:

Linking Requirements

Once test cases and requirements are linked, they can be seen via View Requirements. This will look like the screenshot below:

Linked Test Cases in Requirement

Linked Test Cases in Requirement

Requirements Traceability Matrix

After linking the requirements and test cases, you can view the Requirements Traceability Matrix(RTM).  With this matrix, you will know the status of coverage of the test cases and business requirements. Requirements Traceability Requirements look like this:

Traceability Matrix

Traceability Matrix

QA Touch provides reports for Requirements Summaries. Use them.

What say you? Is our new module useful?

Please drop us a line. And with the help of your input, we will keep on improving QA Touch.




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Bhavani R

Bhavani R

Bhavani, Quality Architect at DCKAP hold Certified Software Test Manager and Six Sigma Green Belt. Have a passion for testing and learning, as well as implementing and mentoring the latest automation tools. Testing Guild 2018 conference speaker and a frequent blogger. Manage a fast-growing, dynamic QA Team. And leads the group bringing you https://www.qatouch.com.

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