Chapter 7. Plan

Table of Contents

7.1. Maintain Jobs
7.1.1. Bulk Actions
7.1.2. Creating Jobs
7.1.3. Arranging Jobs
7.1.4. Executing a Job
7.1.5. Job Details
7.2. Jobs from Test Cases
7.3. Jobs from Test Suites
7.4. Jobs by User
7.4.1. Jobs by User - Details

This section describes the plan section of Klaros-Testmanagement. The plan section is used to define and maintain jobs, generate jobs from test cases and test suites, and to track the workload and progress of users in the selected project.

7.1. Maintain Jobs

This section is used to define and maintain jobs. Jobs may consist of the execution of test cases or test suites or any other possible task. Jobs can be nested and assigned to individual users. The executions and results of jobs are automatically tracked by Klaros-Testmanagement.

Jobs can be created, removed, updated and nested on this page ( Figure 7.1). The displayed Jobs may be filtered and sorted as described in Section 5.2.5, “Filtering and Sorting”.

The Maintain Jobs Screen

Figure 7.1. The Maintain Jobs Screen


The Maintain Jobs page shows all of the jobs defined for the current project. Clicking on the table fields allows direct editing of the attributes.

The leftmost column allows jobs to be selected and bulk actions to be carried out. The uppermost checkbox is a global select button, which allows bulk actions to be carried out for all jobs that match the current search criteria.

The Action column contains buttons for carrying out actions on individual jobs. The icon opens the Job Details Page for the corresponding job (described in Section 7.1.5, “Job Details”). The duplicate icon duplicates the corresponding job, optionally including its sub-jobs. The delete icon removes the corresponding job. The icon executes the corresponding job (described in Section 7.1.4, “Executing a Job”). The icon imports test results if the job references an automated test case.

Jobs may be viewed on a printer-friendly page as described in Section 5.2.6, “Print Pages”.

7.1.1. Bulk Actions

Some bulk actions are available on the Maintain Jobs page. Bulk actions are described in Section 5.2.10, “Bulk Actions”.

The bulk actions available on this page are: Edit, Delete, Duplicate, Assign to Parent and, if viewing sub-jobs, Move to new Position and Move up one Level. The bulk action buttons can be found above the table on the left.

7.1.2. Creating Jobs

Clicking the New button creates a new job in the selected project ( Figure 7.1). The job ID is automatically assigned by Klaros-Testmanagement. The Summary, Priority, Due Date and Assignee fields can be specified here. The new job must be persisted by clicking the Save button.

7.1.3. Arranging Jobs

Jobs can be arranged using the arrow icons in the Arrange column. The icon opens a dialog which allows the user to move the job to a new position, and the and icons change the job hierarchy. Using the icon will put the job in the same hierarchy level as its parent job. Using the opens a dialog which allows the user to choose a new parent job from the job's siblings.

Parent Jobs have specific features:

  • A parent job can not be assigned to any test case or test suite
  • A parent job can also contain multiple parents with subordinated jobs
  • If the arrow key on a parent is gray, this means there is no other job parent available

To subordinate a job, create a job of type Task that does not have a test case or test suite. Then, select a job that should be subordinated by clicking the icon (this job can have a test case or test suite). Here you can choose witch job should be the parent, then click Assign. Next to the job ID the number of subordinate jobs in this parent is shown. The success- and progress rate shown on the parent job is derived from the contained jobs.

[Warning] Warning

Jobs which have a test case or test suite assigned to them may not have sub-jobs, and so will not be available as possible parent jobs in the New Parent Dialog.

7.1.4. Executing a Job

Clicking the icon executes the job. A user in the role tester is only able to execute or jobs which are assigned to him.

If the job is associated with a test case, the Run Single Test Case dialog will be opened. A detailed description of how to run a test case can be found in Section 8.2, “Run Test Case”.

If the job is associated with a test suite, the Run Test Suite dialog will be opened. A detailed description of how to run a test suite can be found in Section 8.3, “Run Test Suite”.

[Note] Note

If the job is associated with an automated test case, or the test suite contains only automated test cases, Klaros-Testmanagement will display the page to import test results. More information about importing results can be found in Section 8.6, “Import Test Results”.

7.1.5. Job Details

7.1.5.1. Job Overview

The Job Overview Tab

Figure 7.2. The Job Overview Tab


  • Type

    The job type ( Test Execution - Automated, Test Execution - Manual or Task (if the job isn't related to a test case)).

  • Status

    The status of the job.

  • Priority

    The priority of the job.

  • Assignee

    Who is assigned for this job.

  • Start Date

    The earliest point in time this job can be executed by a tester.

  • Due Date

    The point in time where the execution of the job has to be completed at the latest.

  • Test Case / Test Suite

    The test case or test suite which is covered by this job.

  • System under Test

    The system under test which has to be used when executing this job.

  • Test Environment

    The test environment which has to be used when executing this job.

  • Estimated Time

    The estimated time needed to complete this job.

  • Progress

    The progress rate shows how many test cases which are covered by this job have been executed, regardless the result.

  • Success

    The success rate shows how many of the test cases which are covered by this job have been successfully executed in the latest test run.

  • Total Time Spent

    How much time has actually been spent testing. This value is calculated by adding up the individual execution times from the work log.

  • Latest Executor

    The executor which has executed the latest test run of this job.

  • Latest Test Runs

    This graph displays the accumulated test case results of the latest test runs for this job in descending order.

  • Executon Time

    This graph shows the minimum, average and maximum execution times for this job.

  • Latest Test Runs

    This table shows the latest completed test runs for this job.

    [Note] Note

    By default, this table shows only five entries. Pressing the Show all button opens up the results tab in which all test runs are listed.

7.1.5.2. Job Properties

This section allows in-depth editing of a single job. the executed test results and change history for the Job are also shown in this section. ( Figure 7.4). The Job Properties page allows the user to change the following attributes:

  • Name

    The name or summary of the Job

  • Description

    The description of the Job

  • Priority

    The priority of the job. Possible values are, in order of severity, Trivial, Minor, Major, Critical and Blocker. Blocker means that the job should be executed before further progress in the project can be made.

  • Status

    The status of the job. Possible values are New, In Progress, Resolved, Closed, Reopened and Rejected.

    The Job States

    Figure 7.3. The Job States


  • Estimated Time

    The estimated time in hours that the job will take.

  • Finished

    The current percentage of completion of the job.

  • Start Date

    The date when the job should be started.

  • Due Date

    The deadline when the job should be finished.

  • Assignee

    The user responsible for the job.

  • Iteration

    The iteration for the job. A job can only be in one iteration at a time, though it can be moved between iterations.

  • Test Case

    The test case that should be executed with this job. Either a test case or a test suite can be assigned to a job. This field is unavailable if the job contains sub-jobs.

  • Test Suite

    The test suite that should be executed with this job. Either a test case or a test suite can be assigned to a job. This field is unavailable if the job contains sub-jobs.

  • System under Test

    The system under test for which this job should be executed.

  • Test Environment

    The test environment in which the job should be executed.

The Job Details Screen

Figure 7.4. The Job Details Screen


It is possible to assign a test case or test suite to a job, but only if the job does not contain sub-jobs. Clicking the icon opens a dialog in which a test case or a test suite can be selected. Only one item can be selected at the same time. Clicking the icon removes the element from the job.

This section also contains a Test Runs tab and a Results tab as described in Section 5.2.16, “Related Test Runs and Results”.

7.1.5.3. User Defined Properties

User defined properties can be used to customize jobs within Klaros-Testmanagement by adding custom fields. This process is described in Section 5.2.12, “User Defined Properties”.

7.1.5.4. Dependencies

Since Klaros-Testmanagement 4.5 it is possible to configure jobs as prerequisites for other jobs. Each job can have any number of required jobs, each with one or more dependency criteria that all need to be fulfilled before the dependent job can be executed. On the Dependencies tab there is an overview of all required and dependent jobs of the currently selected job.

The Dependencies Tab

Figure 7.5. The Dependencies Tab


Dependency Criteria

Progress

The minimum progress rate of the required job (0-100%).

Success

The minimum success rate of the required job (0-100%).

Latest Result

The latest result of the required job ( Passed, Skipped, Failed or Error). Multiple values can be selected.

Status

The current status of the required job ( New, Reopened, In Progress, Resolved, Closed or Rejected). Multiple values can be selected.

If a job cannot be executed because the dependency criteria of its required jobs are not fulfilled, the icon is displayed instead of the execute icon.

If the dependency criteria of a job is not fulfilled, the job gets marked with the icon.

7.1.5.5. Attachments

Attachments may be added to jobs. This process is described in Section 5.2.11, “Attachments”.

7.1.5.6. Results

The result tab is further divided into a Test Runs, Test Case Results and a Test Suite Results tab showing the test results related to this job as described in Section 5.2.16, “Related Test Runs and Results”.

7.1.5.7. Comments

This tab allows a user to add comments by clicking on the Add Comment button.

The Add a Comment Dialog

Figure 7.6. The Add a Comment Dialog


The text entered in this dialog will be saved as a comment on the job once the Add Comment button is clicked and saved. To modify the comment, use the icon, to remove it, click the icon.

7.1.5.8. Work Log

Every executed test run related to this job is logged in the Work log tab. It is also possible to add your own work logs to the job. When clicking the Log Work button a dialog is shown where all the information can be set.

The Log Work Dialog

Figure 7.7. The Log Work Dialog


The duration field must contain a number greater than zero in order for the work unit to be logged. Then click Add and then Save, to save your logged work. To modify a work log entry, use the icon, to remove it, click the icon.

7.1.5.9. Bookmarking Jobs

Jobs may be linked to from outside of Klaros-Testmanagement using the link on the bookmark icon. Right-click the icon and choose Copy Link Location (Firefox/Chrome) or the equivalent option.