Engineering Test Management

Increase efficiency and quality of systems and software delivery with test planning, workflow control, tracking, and metrics reporting. Available on-premises and on the cloud.

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Engineering Test Management

Increase efficiency and quality of systems and software delivery with test planning, workflow control, tracking, and metrics reporting. Available on-premises and on the cloud.

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What are the Challenges in Product Development?

  • The quality of your product can not only affect your sales, but can directly impact your brand, company reputation, and your warranty/maintenance expense. 
  • Increasingly complex products and reduced development cycles can strain even the most competent testing department. As a product’s function/feature list grows there is a compounding effect on the number and complexity of required testing. 
  • Testing is often the last step in a traditional  development process and as such is usually under the most pressure when schedules are tight. It is no longer competitive nor a best-practice to start testing when you have completed your entire product development effort. Testing must start as early as possible to avoid product delays or releasing an under-tested product.
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What IBM Test Management Can Do For Your Business?

IBM® Engineering Test Management™, which was also known as IBM Rational Quality Manager, is a collaborative, web-based, quality management solution that offers comprehensive test planning and test asset management from requirements to defects.

The IBM Engineering Test Management product provides a collaborative, quality management solution that offers end-to-end test planning and test asset management, with traceability from defects back to requirements. Teams can seamlessly share information and leverage automation to help meet compressed schedules, reporting on metrics in real time for better informed release decisions.

Engineering Test Management supports open interfaces like OSLC so that it can seamlessly work in mixed environments but is also fully integrated into the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solution which delivers complete requirements, modeling, testing, and workflow/collaboration management.

Built on the Jazz platform, this test management tool enables teams to seamlessly share information. It uses automation to speed project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. It can also be purchased as part of the Engineering Lifecycle Management solution—a set of seamlessly integrated tools: IBM Engineering Workflow Management, IBM Engineering Test Management and IBM DOORS Next Generation.

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Key Features of Test Management

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Communications
support

Support communication among teams that are geographically dispersed using features such as event feeds, integrated chat, review and approval and automated traceability.

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Advanced reporting capabilities

Address the needs and concerns of quality managers, business analysts and release management using advanced reporting capabilities, making it easier to assess readiness for delivery.

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Risk-based
testing

Provides risk-based testing for prioritizing the features and functions to be tested based on importance and likelihood or impact of failure, supporting risk management best practices.

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Requirement tools integration

IBM Engineering Test Management works with the Rational DOORS Next Generation requirement management tool. You can link test cases and mark them as suspect whenever requirements are modified.

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Automation tools integration

Engineering Test Management integrates with many test automation tools including Rational Functional Tester. Execute tests with all kinds of tools and collect test results all from a central location.

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Comprehensive test plans

Test plans clearly describe project quality goals and exit criteria, while tracking responsibilities and prioritized items for verification and validation.

Key Benefits of IBM Engineering Test Management

  • Enables collaboration with distributed teams through a Web 2.0 interface
  • Tailors content and present information via customizable dashboards
  • Offers manual test authoring with rich text and inline images for precise test definition
  • Helps users achieve optimized environment coverage through test execution schedules
  • Provides test lab management capabilities to help users track, schedule, and execute tests on physical and virtual lab assets
  • Includes Requirements Management and Defect Management
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IBM Engineering Test Management: a Closer Look

Test
Planning
Comprehensive test plan
Shared
objectives
Scope, Timeline, Resoruces
Risk
assessment
Test
Construction
Requirement driven testing
Test enviroments coverage
Manual test
authoring
Test lab
management
Test
Execution
Manual test
execution
Drive test automation tools
Record test
results
Submit &
track defects
Test
Collaboration
Process enactment and enforcement
Review and
approval
Task
management
Rapid team on-boarding
Reporting & Dashboard
Status and progress tracking
Customizable live dashboard
Real-time metrics and reports
Compliance and quality audit
Test
Planning
Comprehensive test plan
Shared
objectives
Scope, Timeline, Resoruces
Risk
assessment
Test
Construction
Requirement driven testing
Test enviroments coverage
Manual test
authoring
Test lab
management
Test
Execution
Manual test
execution
Drive test automation tools
Record test
results
Submit &
track defects
Test
Collaboration
Process enactment and enforcement
Review and
approval
Task
management
Rapid team on-boarding
Reporting & Dashboard
Status and progress tracking
Customizable live dashboard
Real-time metrics and reports
Compliance and quality audit

Get Started Quickly

  • Full Web 2.0 highly customizable interface

  • Artifact templates with guidance and boiler plate content for a fast start
  • Saved queries and main menu customization guide users to the right place

Efficiently Create and Manage Test Artifacts

  • Quick start through requirement driven testing support
  • Online editing just like with your favorite a spreadsheet editor
  • Artifacts organization with folder-like custom categories

Optimized Test Planning & Execution

  • Planning execution across multiple iterations and environments
  • Optimized manual test execution both online and offline using a mobile device

Innovative and Unique Capabilities

  • Manual test script recording using Rational Functional Tester integration
  • Continuous integration testing leveraging test virtualization linked to test cases with the integration to Rational Test Workbench

Reporting on IBM Engineering Test Management Data and Across ELM

Jazz Reporting Service (JRS) / Report Builder

  • Enterprise Reporting: Measure program,
    project, and team-level progress
  • Consistent metrics across an organization
  • Agile & DevOps out-of-the-box reports
  • Traceability reports across domains

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Publishing

  • Document Generation
  • Export to PDF, HTML, XSL or Word

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Engineering Insights

  • Explore and analyze artifact relationships

Global Configuration Management Support for Strategic Reuse

Reusing assets allows you to reuse their tests, saving time and labor while improving quality

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Integrations

For the main adapters for automotive and other regulated industry please refer to the section "RQM Execution Adapters".

PROVEtech MBTech (AKKA Automotive)

There is an adapter that was built for the tool PROVEtech and IBM Engineering Test Management. Please contact us for the possible Demo

Other RQM Adapters

Virtual Test Lab Automation
Surgient - Virtualization support for Rational Test Lab Manager
VMLogix - Virtualization support for Rational Test Lab Manager

Interoperability - Change Management
CM Logic - CM Logic provides a bi-directional integration of IBM Engineering Workflow Management (Rational Team Concert) and the JIRA change management system.

Execution Adapters for RQM IBM Engineering Test Management

HP LoadRunner Adapter for RQM - IBM Engineering Test Management

Supports LoadRunner versions 9.1, 9.51, 11.5 and 12.50. Download

HP Quick Test Professional (QTP)/HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) Adapter for RQM IBM Engineering Test Management

Supports QTP versions 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, and 9.5.
Also tested with QTP versions 10 and 11.0 and UFT versions 11.50, 11.53, 12.02, and 12.51. Download

Mobile Application Adapter

More Information

  • Arsin - Integration of Engineering Test Management with Arsin's Effecta for an end to end Business Process Test Automation and Validation. The Integrated solution enhances Test Management, reduces Test Automation effort and increases Test Automation Coverage.
  • Device Anywhere by Mobile Complete - Enables access to mobile application testing on more than 2000 real handsets across the globe, while employing RQM to control the execution of tests and keep track of results.
  • Finaris - RapidRep execution tool adapter for RQM enables the RapidRep Test Suite RapidRep validates data, such as relational databases, or structured files like CSV or XML.
  • Green Hat - GH Tester, an automated validation and virtualization test product enabling agile, efficient management of composite applications relying on legacy, SOA, BPM, and Cloud technologies, allows Engineering Test Management to incorporate GH Tester's control of complex test environments into Rational test management processes.
  • iTKO LISA - iTKO LISA is a collaborative enterprise software testing solution for modern, distributed applications, including SOA, BPM, and integration platforms. LISA Test's no-code testing augments your testing practice, allowing teams to rapidly automate functional, unit, regression, and load tests at every application layer.
  • Juvander - OffRoad makes test execution possible in disconnected environments. This means that test planning and analyzing are done fully on the IBM Engineering Test Management server, but actual test execution is no longer tied to a certain location or network connection.
  • RapidRep - The RapidRep Test Runner allows customers to perform data quality checks, verify database migrations, or compare expected results with calculated results. Data stored in tables (e.g. DB2, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, SQL Server, MS Access...) or even special files like XML or CSV can be used in any combination.
  • Wind River - Wind River Test Management users can attach their Test cases to the Quality Manager. Wind River Test Management is a test execution optimization system for embedded devices. It enables unprecedented run-time visibility into devices while under test. The system provides feedback that test teams and their management need.
  • Worksoft - Worksoft's Certify execution tool adapter for RQM enables access to automated testing solutions for functional testing of SAP and other enterprise business applications.
  • Rational Test Workbench - Integration Testing
  • Rational Functional Tester - Functional GUI Testing

Rational Performance Tester - Performance Testing

IBM Appscan Source - Whitebox Security Testing

Squish GUI Tester - Proglogic have built an adapter which is working with command line

Quality Process

Sogeti - Integrates Sogeti's TMAP testing process with RQM Traceability

Tieto - Integration between CaliberRM and Engineering Test Management. Synchronizes requirements from CaliberRM with RQM.

Connection to Deployment Automation - IBM UrbanCode

The IBM Engineering Test Management plugin invokes IBM´s Engineering Test Management test suites or test cases to run automatic test scripts.

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