Model-based testing

  • Being a test engineer who is responsible for specifying test cases and test data isn´t an easy job. Based on provided (often incomplete) specifications test cases have to be constructed and test data derived. Incomplete overview of business processes and related, supporting IT systems impact the completeness of testing and hence the application quality. Also the efforts involved in defining test cases and test data are commonly very high.  A test case consists of the sequence of activities defined by the end-to-end path generated by the model-based testing and the data to be used for test case execution.

  • Integrating BPM tools like Microsoft Visio® with Zephyr® on JIRA® Cloud

    Zephyr® is a leading test management software available as Zephyr® Enterprise Edition and as add-on for JIRA® on-premise or JIRA® cloud solutions. With Zephyr® on JIRA Cloud companies can create, plan, and execute tests right inside of their JIRA® cloud instance. The BPM-X® team has developed an integration link for a project between BPM modeling tools such as ARIS®, CaseWise, SPARX Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Visio® and many others to generate test-cases and scripts right out of the business process models and diagrams and to instantly load them into Zephyr® on JIRA®.

  • TFS is the central hub for development using Microsoft Visual Studio managing teams, resources and agile development processes. BPM-X® is the middleware for model-based testing and links modeling tools like Microsoft Visio®, Software AG ARIS, Sparx Enterprise Architect or many others with the testing and requirements capabilities of TFS. 

  • Manage requirements and risks in ARIS for process-driven test management with HP QC/ALM

    systems development life cycle (SDLC) platform can be built with a best-of-breed approach using BPM, requirements, development and testing tools from different vendors. In such a scenario the BPM-X model bus and transformation tools are very helpful in combining various tools and methodologies to establish a continuous development process.

  • The support of business by IT and applications is preferentially described by business process models as part of a solution blueprint. Typical requirements are the demand for more efficiency, lower production costs and compliance with different policies, standards and regulations. Hence IT applications are increasingly interwoven with business complexity. “How to ensure the level of correctness needed for customized applications to avoid impact on the business due to insufficient quality assurance?” is one of the major questions on this matter.In agile projects the key issue in terms of testing methodologies is indeed the setup of a valid and plausible metrics scheme that permits to measure and compare the quality of a solution continuously over a period of time.

  • Model-based testing integrates process management with test management by linking Visio 2013 and JIRA

    For BPA (business process analysis) many tools are on the market: ARIS®, CaseWise®, MEGA, IBM® Rational® System Architect, OpenText® ProVision and others. But you may say ‘this is well, fine and good, but the common siutation in industry and large organizations is that Microsoft® Visio® is used throughout business departments and project teams for business process mapping.’ This post reviews how Visio® process models can be leveraged for business-driven testing and the generation of test cases.

  • Processing of CAMUNDA BPMN 2.0 models to generate test cases in HP ALM

    Modeling with BPMN™ 2.0 is nowadays a very common case for documentation and automation of business processes. However, the testing of complex models is not an easy task. BPM-X® processes BPMN™ models from tools like CAMUNDA, generates test cases and uses tools like HP ALM for test execution and automation.

  • Reduce complexity in end-to-end process testing

    Business analysts often spend a lot of time and efforts when it comes to creating a nice decomposition of an organization´s business architecture. Typically the architecture design is driven by organizational or business area requirements. Depending on the frameworks used such as SCOR®, APQC® or DODAF and NAF the process levels describing the implementation of IT systems  may yield to a quite complex architectural construct of nested diagrams and viewpoints. This really challenges QA teams to prepare test-cases for integration and regression tests in the context of user-acceptance testing (UAT) of end-to-end process flows. Here the reverse decomposition technique facilitates the design of perfect test-cases for manual and automated test execution.

  • Sparx Systems™ Enterprise Architect and HP ALM/QC – a winning team for business process-driven test management

    Sparx Systems™ Enterprise Architect is a widely used tool for process mapping and modeling just as HP ALM is the leading tool in the market for test management. Combining both tools proves the formula 1 + 1 = 3 to be true: benefit from both the added value of leveraging business process models for requirements management and generating model-based test cases.

  • Business process models created in the blueprinting phase of an SOA or ERP project can be leveraged for managing and improving the end-to-end integration, user acceptance and non-regression testing. The blueprinting exercise can deliver you much more value than just documenting and scoping of a new IT solution.

  • TransWare is a gold sponsor of the 5th UCAAT 2017 - ETSI User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing in Berlin from 11. Oct - 13.Oct.2017. 

  • Trial software for model-based testing using process models from Microsoft Visio, Sparx Enterprise Architect and ARIS is now available

    Our sales team receives a lot of inquiries to generate test-cases from existing business process models for model-based testing using tools like Excel®, JIRA® or HP ALM for test management. Besides Visio®, Enterprise Architect® and ARIS®, new configurations for IBM® Rational® System Architect, CaseWise Corporate Modeler® and others like OpenText® ProVision are on the way to expand the trial offering.

  • 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.

  • In test management it's a long and ongoing discussion if a better a system model or a specific test model should be elaborated to describe the behaviour of a SUT (system under test). In this post we include a webinar to present the BPM-X approach of using system models for test-case generation. Existing models like process flow documentations or ERP blueprints are re-used and improved to derive test-cases by the concept of model-based testing.

  • In 2013 our teams focused very much on customer projects integrating various tools such as ARIS, Visio, CaseWise, Sparx Enterprise Architect, IBM Rational System Architect, OpenText ProVision, IBM BlueWorks, SAP, HP ALM and many others to perfect the universal model translation between different modeling languages, EA frameworks and vendor specific implementation of standards such as BPMN. For 2014 we see a huge demand in the EA/BPM enterprise management market for more operationalization, more agility for faster value delivery to the business and to reduce IT costs.Organizations looking to leverage model assets and build continuous value chains to integrate different enterprise management disciplines, to improve communication between different departments or project teams and to escape from management silos are well recognized requirements and needs from the professional market.

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