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With the addition of the Xray app to the Jira platform, user stories, tests, and anomalies are simply and seamlessly integrated. “It was the logical next step for us! Why choose another test management tool when we had already invested in Jira? That way, we were able to benefit from native integration,” says Alexis.
The points of contact for Testing and Tools chose to promote Jira/Xray within the different teams as the optimal solution for all new projects. There was no migration from Quality Center to Jira; the former was abandoned gradually. And after 1 year of production, there are now nearly 11 new test projects on the Jira platform and 1,877 Xray tickets. These are both functional tests and regression tests.
The change was managed with relative ease because the developers were already Jira experts. The only “effort” involved demonstrating the benefits of using Xray rather than Quality Center or Excel. “The requirement coverage level report for each test is one of the features that quickly convinces developers.”
The teams who were the most receptive to the new tools were the first to use the Jira/Xray solution, and gradually the other teams abandoned their other tools. “With an integrated test management solution from Jira, testing becomes Agile with no additional effort. The tool sticks closely to the Agile processes, and this reassures the teams enormously, ” says Alexis.
All Jira users have access to Xray on demand. They often initially consider the Xray solution a kind of test bank. “The appropriation of the tool often starts with the establishment of a pool of tests, or even a checklist,” adds Alexis. Test scenarios for each requirement are defined in Xray. “The most advanced teams define the tests before developing them.” Then they quickly track tests in Xray.
“With an integrated test management solution from Jira, testing becomes agile with no additional effort. the tool sticks closely to the agile processes, and this reassures the teams enormously.”