Project Description

This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on guidance for managing your Microsoft Test Manager test plans, test cases and shared steps when going to the next sprint, next release and when working with multiple code branches. The guidance will help you:

  • Minimize test plan creation overhead
  • Get the reporting you expect
  • Create and maintain baselines for test results and test cases

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Visual Studio ALM Rangers

This guidance is created by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers, who have the mission to provide out of band solutions for missing features and/or guidance. This content was created with support from Microsoft Product Group, members of Microsoft Services, Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) and technical specialists from technology communities around the globe, giving you a real-world view from the field, where the technology has been tested and used.

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What is included in the downloads?

The solution is divided in separate packages to give you the choice of selective downloads. The default download is the first of the listed packages:

  • Guidance contains scenario based practical guidance, procedures and frequently asked questions.
  • Hands-on Labs contains the HOLs that provides a walkthrough of each scenario:
    • Sprint to Sprint
    • Release to Release
    • Working with Multiple Code Branches

The Epics included in the guidance are:

  • I would like to know how my work item baseline classification approach impacts test release management
  • I would like guidance on test case planning, management, execution and reporting when going from sprint to sprint
  • I would like guidance on test case planning, management, execution and reporting when going from release to release
  • I would like guidance on test case planning, management, execution and reporting when moving a feature through the branching guidelines scenarios

Future (Planned)

  • Epic: I would like tooling that automates the test plan and work item transitions needed to support test release management.

External References

Team

Anutthara Bharadwaj, Bob Hardister, Brian Blackman, Clemens Reijnen, Hassan Fadili, Jens Suessmeyer , Lukasz Gratkowski, Mattias Sköld, Ravi Shanker, Sai Charan Chirravuri

How to submit new ideas?

The recommended method is to post ideas to the Discussions Page or to contact the Rangers at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/ee358786.aspx.

Feedback

Post comments on the Discussions Page.

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Last edited Feb 12, 2013 at 6:01 PM by wschaub, version 12