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Test Director allows testers to run tests on their local machines & then document the results to the repository that resides on a remote server.Integrates with internal & third-party tools Documented COM API allows Test Director to be integrated both with internal tools (e.g., Win Runner & Load Runner) & external third-party life cycle applications.Enables structured information sharing:Test Director controls the information flow in a structured & organized manner. It defines the role of each tester in the process & sets the appropriate permissions to ensure information integrity.

Provides Analysis & Decision Support Tools:Test Director offers a defect tracking process that can identify similar defects in a database.Generates customizable reports TestDirector's integrated graphs & reports help analyze application readiness at any point in the testing process. Using information about requirements coverage, planning progress, run schedules or defect statistics, managers can make informed decisions on whether the application is ready to go live.

Provides easy defect reporting:Test Director helps you make informed decisions about application readiness through dozens of reports & analysis features.Provides Anytime, Anywhere Access to Testing Assets,Test Director features a variety of customizable graphs & reports that provide a snapshot of the process at any time during testing. You can save your favorite views to have instant access to relevant project information.

Supports decision-making through analysis:Using Test Director's Web interface, testers, developers & business analysts can participate in & contribute to the testing process by collaborating across geographic & organizational boundaries.Provides Traceability Throughout the Testing Process Test Director links requirements to check cases, & check cases to issues, to ensure traceability throughout the testing cycle. When requirement changes or the defect is fixed, the tester is notified of the change.

Integrates with Third-Party Applications:Test Director stores & runs both manual & automated tests, & can help jump start a user’s automation project by converting manual tests to automated check scripts.

Accelerates Testing Cycles:Whether an individual uses an industry standard configuration management solution, Microsoft Office or a homegrown defect management device, any application can be integrated in to Test Director. Through the open API, Test Director preserves the users’ investment in their existing solutions & enables them to generate an end-to-end life cycle-management solution.

Manages Manual & Automated Tests:By providing a central repository for all testing assets, TestDirector facilitates the adoption of a more consistent testing process, which can be repeated throughout the application lifecycle or shared across multiple applications or lines of business (LOB).
Testing Process Test Director's Test Lab manager accelerates the check execution cycles by scheduling & jogging tests automatically unattended, even overnight. The results are reported in to Test Director central repository, generating an accurate audit trail for analysis.

Facilitates Consistent & Repetitive Testing Process:The check management process is the main principle behind Mercury Inter active's Test Director. It is the first device to capture the entire check management process—requirements management, check planning, check execution & defect management—in seven powerful, scalable & flexible solution.

Managing Requirements:Check management is a process for organizing application check assets—such as check requirements, check designs, check documentation, check scripts or check results—to enable easy accessibility & re usability. Its aim is to deliver quality applications in less time.
Test Director supports requirements-based testing & provides the testing team with a clear, concise & functional blueprint for developing check cases. Requirements are linked to tests—that is, when the check passes or fails, this information is reflected in the requirement records. You can also generate a check based on a functional requirement & instantly generate a link between the requirement, the relevant check & any defects that are uncovered during the check run.

Check Planning:Requirements are what the users or the process needs. Requirements management, however, is a structured process for gathering, organizing, documenting & managing the requirements throughout the project life cycle. often, requirements are neglected during the testing work, leading to a chaotic process of fixing what you can & accepting that positive functionality won't be verified. In lots of organizations, requirements are maintained in Excel or Word documents, which makes it difficult for team members to share information & to make frequent revisions & changes.Test Director provides a centralized approach to check design, which is invaluable for gathering input from different members of the testing team & providing a central reference point for all of your future testing efforts. In the Check Plan module, you can design tests—manual & automated—document the testing procedures & generate fast graphs & reports to help measure the progress of the check planning work.

Jogging Tests:Based on the requirements, testers can start building the check plan & designing the actual tests. Today, organizations no longer wait to start testing at the finish of the development stage, before implementation. In lieu, testing & development start simultaneously. This parallel approach to check planning & application design ensures that testers build a complete set of tests that cover every function the process is designed to perform.
Test Director can help configure the check environment & select which tests will run on which machines. Most applications must be tested on different operating systems, different browser versions or other configurations. In Test Director's Check Lab, testers can set up groups of machines to most efficiently use their lab resources.After you have addressed the check design & development issues & built the check plan, your testing team is ready to start jogging tests.The keys to generating a lovely defect management process are setting up the defect work flow & assigning permission rules. With Test Director, you can clearly define how the life cycle of a defect should progress, who has the authority to open a new defect, who can change a defect's status to "fixed" & under which conditions the defect can be officially closed. Test Director will also help you maintain a complete history & audit trail throughout the defect life cycle.Test Director can also schedule automated tests, which saves testers time by jogging multiple tests simultaneously across multiple machines on the network. Tests with Test Director can be scheduled to run unattended, overnight or when the process is in least demand for other tasks. For both manual & automated tests, Test Director can keep a complete history of all check runs. By using this audit trail, testers can easily trace changes to tests & check runs.

Managing Defects:Managers often pick whether the application is ready to go live based on defect analysis. By analyzing the defect statistics in Test Director, you can take a snapshot of the application under check & see exactly how lots of defects you currently have, their status, severity, priority, age, etc. Because Test Director is Web-based, different members of the team can have instant access to defect information, greatly improving communication in your organization & ensuring everyone is up to date on the status of the application

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