Manage requirements and risks together with process models in ARIS together with HP QC / ALM for a process-driven test management
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A SDLC (systems development life cycle) platform can be built with a best-of-bread approach using tools from different vendors for BPM, requirements, development and testing. In such a scenario the BPM-X model-bus and transformation tools are very helpful combining various tools and methodologies for a more continuous development process. From requirements gathering, process documentation to automation of test preparation and test case execution, the teams are pulling together without any media breaks using the same model data.A typical SLDC usually involves many different roles and disciplines. From a high level enterprise architecture management, the foundation building business process management over requirements and risks management to application engineering and quality management. All teams in a program or transformation project share the same model in different views using different tools and methodologies. Traceability of business requirements to implementation delivery is one of the key facts established with such an approach. For this purpose BPM-X combines the different views, tools and single workplaces into shared collaboration platform.
A free-of-charge software trial is offered for download with a request using this web form (Get your trial). This video demonstrates the use of ARIS 9.8 together with HP QC / ALM 12. Many other tools like Visio, Sparx Enterprise Architect, CaseWise, JIRA and versions are supported on demand.
This video demonstrates how functional requirements are modeled in ARIS and can be linked to process flows (e.g. BPMN collaboration diagrams) on task or process level.
In the process repository all requirements and risks objects are stored and structured together with the process model data. This builds a single point-of-truth where different roles from teams can collaborate with the same model data.
For compliance (e.g. SOX, Basel III) risk modeling, the object and symbol palette is extended with a customized BPMN to include risks symbols.
The BPM-X software loads the process model flows and meta-data together with requirements and risks and generates end-to-end test paths through the process model. The test paths are generated as test cases including test scripts and uploaded via web services into test plan section of HP QC/ALM.
In HP QC/ALM the risks are automatically uploaded into the requirements section and linked to the relevant test cases.
Also process flows can be loaded via XPDL into the BPMN business process view of HP QC / ALM. In such a case the test cases have to be manually build and linked to requirements. This BPM-X trial software demonstrates with a typical procure-to-pay process example how easily an SDLC can be established.