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Visio 2013 integration with HP ALM for on-premise and cloud solutions

Blog: BPM-Xchange team blog

Surveys from leading analysts tell that Microsoft Visio® is the tool that is used for more than 70% of business process management (BPM) scenarios. In complex IT applications like SAP® ERP or Oracle® ERP projects, consultancies and system-integrators create business blueprint documentation with Microsoft Visio®. With the integration of Visio® into the leading test-management suite HP ALM, our R&D team has closed the so far open gap between requirements and process management on one side and the test management of complex IT applications on the other side.

The BPM-X® tool translates Visio® business process diagrams into a set of test cases.

Visio 2013 cross-functional process flow

Visio 2013 cross-functional process flow

This business process driven testing approach is also known as model-based testing (MBT). MBT runs an analysis of the process diagrams and calculates the set of possible process execution paths. The number of generated paths is controlled by fine-tuned test-cases coverage algorithms. Each paths is converted by BPM-X® into a valid test case with test steps (also known as test script) to be conducted for test execution. The test cases include data for functional requirements, test and execution hints, execution roles and much more test related data. This approach is a white-box testing and is used for user acceptance testing (UAT) in the scope of integration and regression testing.

This video shows how easily Visio can be combined with testing platforms such as Hp QC / ALM.

Main benefits of this agile development approach are

Establish project governance and controlled change-request management with sophisticated analytic reporting of business process models, test cases, requirements and data.

For the management of test-cases and requirements, the leading tool HP ALM is integrated using REST web services. There is support of HP ALM 11.x and 12.x including cloud. The test cases are linked to functional requirements for managing the requirements coverage.

For the next release of test-cases generation our R&D team is developing the automated calculation of logical pre-conditions to determine valid data for test execution. Today it is quite impossible to manually oversee all logical conditions to select the right testing data for the execution of a specific path. The mentioned new feature will automate this process and significantly lower the efforts to determine the right data for testing.

Besides HP ALM the tools JIRA® from Atlassian and Microsoft Excel® are also supported for testing. In addition to Microsoft Visio® all leading modeling tools in the market such as CaseWise®, Oracle BPA, ARIS®, System Architect®, Sparx Enterprise Architect, IBM BlueWorks Life and many more are supported. Additional tools can be integrated on demand with the help of plug-in adapters.

Free trial licenses to be requested.

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