At Dreams without Limits, Tess Ter is responsible for managing testing and defect resolution plans. She knows that a good test strategy is key for the quality of the business processes.
She therefore sets up a meeting with Carl Consultant and Joana Junior from Implement HXM! to ask them for the test capabilities of SAP Cloud ALM.
Manage All Tests in One Central Place
Carl points out that the main goal of Test Management with SAP Cloud ALM is to prepare and execute tests based on SAP content for manual testing and integration of automated testing tools. It consists of two parts:
- Test planning and orchestration (among others) include both the preparation of tests for manual and automated test cases and the orchestration of testing across different test types and test automation providers. In addition, it allows Tess to plan and structure her test execution using Test Plans and to prepare the test on requirements that are based on the business processes.
- Test execution among others includes the execution of manual, step-based test cases as well as the integration of test automation providers. For example, SAP S/4HANA offers the SAP S/4HANA Test Automation Tool, and SAP Cloud ALM offers Tricentis Test Automation for SAP.
Tess is quite familiar with test management and test execution, but she is not quite sure what Joana means by "test orchestration". Joana explains that test orchestration means setting up a well-defined sequence of manual and automated test activities – for example, when new features of the software are marked as ready for release at the end of a sprint.
After this question, Joana continues that, depending on the SAP Solution, it might be able to import test scripts from SAP Best Practice content.
For more information, see the blog How to import Test Scripts from the SAP Best Practice content for SAP S/4 HANA Cloud into SAP Cloud ALM manual test cases that describes a way for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, which is part of the Hire to Retire scenario at Dreams without Limits.
Joana then invites Tess to discuss the requirements for test concepts. Tess walks to the whiteboard and, together with Joana, creates the following table:
No complexity overhead
Test as soon as possible
Test as fast as possible
Flexible Test Levels
Test with a purpose
Relation to process, requirement and / or user story to achieve traceability
Derive the structure from the process flow
Derive the content from the process assets (where available)
Add test actions
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At the end of this discussion, Joana explains that Test Management in SAP Cloud ALM offers all the concepts from the table. It uses Test Plans for advanced test orchestration.
Test Management in SAP Cloud ALM supports multiple test cycles or roll-outs to multiple organizations re-using the same set or similar sets of test cases.
Tess then continues that the traceability of tests is an important topic at Dreams without Limits. Together with Anna Lyze, who is responsible for analytics, and who has just joined the meeting, she needs to make sure that all test activities can be traced, and their results can be evaluated.