I am Sadananda Rao from Bangalore, India. I am currently working as a test manager in NTT DATA Services where we use a Microsoft product of Azure DevOps for our client to perform project management, requirement management, test management etc. I would like to propose some suggestions in Azure DevOps’ Test Plans to help cater to our needs.
Before every project deployment we undergo regressive testing by our Development team, Business System Analysts, Quality Assurance team and also Business users who perform UAT. The ‘Test Plans’ section in Azure DevOps is widely used for test management to store all the test cases created by several teams and perform their testing. However, there are several testing/business processes which are followed and tracked outside of the Azure DevOps. It would be of extreme help if the proposed templates could be incorporated within Azure DevOps.
AZDO Test Plan (ATP)
Here I am suggesting to add few more tabs in the ‘Create New Test Plan’ section to provide more details on the Test Plan being created. Please follow the attached ATP Proposal template attached to this email for details. This will provide more insight on the project to be tested, objectives for testing, status of testing etc by entering the details on every tabs/pages.
AZDO Test Completion Report (ATCR)
This will be an additional menu under the ‘Test Plans’ section similar to progress report but the purpose of the test completion report is to mark the summary of testing and procure approvals from the desired approvers. As a testing standard procedure, our QA team creates an MS Word document for Test Completion Report (TCR) after testing completion by all parties to summarize the testing statuses and provide sign off for testing before deployment to Production. The idea is to incorporate this process in Azure DevOps itself where the details can be entered in certain tabs and at the end we could initiate and capture approvals. Please check the attached template for ATCR proposal.
Expected Benefits from adding the proposed tabs/pages:
The testing teams do not have to focus on extra documentations involved in every project release as everything can be stored with Azure DevOps
We can fetch online approvals for Test Completion Report and need to follow up on emails sent to the desired Approvers.
The status of testing by every department is visible and easy to track
It helps to store the dates for every event happened and we don’t have to check our emails to track any activity.
All testing artifacts would be found under the sections of Azure Test Plans.
It would be highly appreciated if you can review the attached proposal templates and revert with your questions as having the proposed items added to Azure really gives us a smooth testing experience using Azure DevOps.