Exploratory testing - modifying test steps and test cases during test run

Friday, September 9, 2016 10:23:57 AM
When doing exploratory testing the tester always learns something new about the system, and wants to execute the test cases and improve the test cases simultaneously - that means:

So the tester executes these tasks in parallel:
- executes test cases
- modifies/adds/removes test cases, executes tests that were added/modified
modifies/adds/removes test steps, executes test steps that were added/modified

Can it be done in Spira? Now I see that when you run "Execute" of some Test Set - then all the tests are _copied_ to the test run, so when tester adds/modifies tests and steps - he/she cannot run them since new changes cannot be promoted to existing test run. Test Runs are like "cast in stone".
As a result of test session - "Test Cases" part of the system contains added test cases and added test steps that were actually executed, some passed some failed - but nothing about them is in the Test Run part

running SpiraTeam v4.2.0.7
1 Replies
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:27:18 PM
re: r.fominych on Friday, September 9, 2016 10:23:57 AM
Hi Roman

Yes that is correct, we make a copy of the test case called a 'test run' so that multiple users can run the same test case without affecting each other.

You can make changes to the test case in a separate browser tab simultaneously with test execution in the primary tab.


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