Successful Test Case Management: It Takes More Than a Spreadsheet

Date Added: May 2009
Format: PDF

Testing software applications can require hundreds to thousands of unique test cases, the time to execute them, and the ability to efficiently manage the results. As software becomes increasingly complex and development schedules more aggressive, teams are frequently overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the testing effort. While convenient for a small organization or department, spreadsheets can quickly become an unwieldy method for tracking test cases and results. As testing teams grow, or the complexity of what one needs to manage increases, updating spreadsheets and assessing the current state of the testing effort becomes difficult. Project managers can spend much of their days managing status updates.