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Daniel Gilio, Practice Director of Geneva Technical Services Lifecycle Development Practice, presents an overview of Rational Quality Manager.

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  1. 1. Jazzing Up QA: An Introduction to Rational Quality Manager Daniel Gilio, Practice Director Geneva Technical Services
  2. 2. About the Presenter <ul><li>Daniel Gilio is Practice Director of Geneva Technical Services Lifecycle Development Practice, experienced with the complete IBM Rational Tool Suite. He has extensive experience implementing solutions with ClearCase/ClearQuest/UCM, Requisite Pro across divergent Enterprise environments. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10+ years in SDLC & IBM Rational Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Deployments of Rational Tools to Fortune 100 Companies </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Jazz?
  4. 4. Planned Jazz Evolution
  5. 5. How Does Jazz Fit In?
  6. 6. Barriers to effective software quality Sources: 1-Standish Group 2-Forrester 3-Gartner
  7. 7. Process and Strategy Drives Test Cycles
  8. 8. IBM Rational Quality Management Blueprint
  9. 9. Testing at an Enterprise Level
  10. 10. Rational Quality Manager <ul><li>Full Web Based Test Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Included Manual Testing on the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practioner tools (RFT, RPT) still have desktop clients with which RQM interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through all phases of testing (accessible anywhere anytime) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to information needed in real time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily Customized per custom reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Test Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Plan Centric Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to define and Capture complete Test Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customization of Test Plans per project/organization needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Govern and manage Test Project utilizing Test Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration & Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unifies the test team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review and approval processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Asset Reuse and Versioning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help customers model, represent, report against their test process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define Test Plan templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom reports </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Reporting <ul><li>Constant Status reporting based upon the measures defined as part of overall process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When am I done testing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What else do I need to validate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the quality of my AUT? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I ready to release? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If I release now what would be the impact to my business? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much longer will it take to fully test the system? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is my Requirements Coverage? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is my major blocking issues? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do I need to focus my testing for this build/release? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have I met all my exit Criteria so I can move to next Phase? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We did everything as defined per our process – what went wrong? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full set of reports/Metrics/Dashboards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to easily create you own </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Summary <ul><li>Rational Quality Manager: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mitigates business risk: Catch defects earlier and keep the team in synch with dynamic process and activity-based workflows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves operational efficiency: Automate labor-intensive lifecycle processes and determine optimal plans addressing wide range of platforms and requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides greater visibility of metrics: Make reliable decisions with constant access to prioritized metrics tailored for individuals and teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect existing investments and deliver greater predictability: Adopt successful deployment patterns and map to operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), platforms and requirements </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. RQM Roles <ul><li>By default, Rational Quality Manager includes these predefined user roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Architect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test lead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone (meaning everyone else) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When your administrator creates user IDs, each user ID is assigned to a role. Teams can configure the roles so that certain functions are enabled or disabled for each role. Because roles are configurable, your test team can customize Rational Quality Manager to suit their needs. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Example of Roles in Practice
  15. 16. Our Quality Management Team
  16. 17. Our Quality Management Team Lucy - Test Mgr Charlie - Tester Schroeder - Lead Patty – Lab Mgr
  17. 18. DEMO
  18. 19. QUESTIONS