CTP FunctionalityCTP Functionality

Requirement Management | Key Features | Test Case Management | Key Features of Test Case Module | Manage Test Sets | Test Execution | Defect Management | Key Features of Defect Management | Issues Management Module | Questions Module and Knowledge Repository | Work Product Review and Approval Levels | Work Product Versioning | Work Product History | QMS Peer Relationship | Report Module | Roles Driven System Security | CTP Extension

Requirement Management

Test analysts develop test requirements. Requirements are linked to test cases enabling traceability. This assists the user to identify the test cases that will be impacted on Requirements change, and to modify the relevant test cases to maintain consistency. Requirement matrix is an effective mechanism to narrow the search for change impact and thus save on time and money by avoiding full regression test cycles. CTP also allows the user to synchronize the test requirements in its repository with that of other QMS.

Key Features

Test Case Management

Test cases are traced to test requirements there by maintaining traceability automatically. This helps the tester gauge the impact as and when the requirements change, and identify the affected test cases. A test case can be mapped to multiple requirements. CTP provides options to create high level and low level test cases.

CTP allows test case review by multiple roles. Review work flow is defined by the Project administrator for individual projects. Review comments are captured in the system for reference.

CTP maintains version tracks as the test cases undergo review and modifications.

Key Features of Test Case Module

Manage Test Sets

The test set consists of related test cases to test a particular behavior of an application. Test sets are stored in the internal repository of CTP well protected from unauthorized access.

Test Execution

Test set is the unit for test execution. The System displays the related test cases for execution. User chooses the test cases to execute. Tester records the results which are automatically stored in the CTP repository. CTP offers options to generate reports based on the test results.

Defect Management

CTP is adept at managing defect cycles till closure. Defects can be entered independently of test cases. Testers post the defects which are shared with developers for review and corrective action. Defects traverses multiple cycles until closed.

Defects are traced to requirement by means of traceability matrix. Defects can be mapped to multiple test cases too.

Key Features of Defect Management

Issues Management Module

When users encounter issue in the course of the projects, they may very well post them to CTP. Issues are reviewed by the designated users at different levels as pre‐defined in the system. Issues may be rejected if found invalid or acted upon and resolved.

Questions Module and Knowledge Repository

CTP also doubles as a forum where users may post technical questions seeking answers. Other users access questions module to view questions raised and post answers to them. This way CTP also functions as a knowledge repository shared across the organisation.

Work Product Review and Approval Levels

CTP allows the user to define Review work flow for work products such as requirements, test cases, Issues and defects. The work product passes through different approval levels until they are signed off by the final reviewer in the work flow.

Work Product Versioning

As the user modifies the work product to reflect the review comments, CTP adjusts the minor version number. CTP enables the users to view different versions of the same product.

Work Product History

CTP keeps track of the changes as the user modifies the work products. User could view on the respective user interface, the history of changes a work product has undergone.

QMS Peer Relationship

CTP is capable of exchanging data with peer QMS (proprietary / freeware/open source) that are compatible. User is allowed to export test cases and other deliverables to QMS and also import them into CTP. Additionally, users can also synchronize data between CTP and other QMS.

Report Module

CTP possesses a powerful and versatile report module to produce operational and analytical reports that facilitate stakeholders to track and control the projects.

CTP offers extensive options to produce incisive multidimensional reports to reveal quality aspect of the system under test . For once‐over, CTP packs a dashboard that is studded with graphical charts displaying critical project statistics.

Reports can be exported in HTML, PDF and MS XL format.

Roles Driven System Security

CTP implements role based access controls. A role defines the permissions a user is allowed to perform various operations on the system. This way, the user may not be able perform certain operations not defined with in the scope of the roles. A user is typically assigned only one role but exceptionally a user can be assigned multiple roles. Organizations can dynamically create custom roles to suit their requirements.

CTP Extension

OPUS, another product from the NetMagnus stable, is a test enabler that adds value and rigor to Functional Test Automation. CTP complements OPUS by allowing it to post‐test evidence to its repository to generate more analytical reports and statistical charts.