Improve the Reuse of Manual Test Scripts & Related Artifacts| Using Rational Quality Manager


Although there are several reasons to consider a Quality Management tool in an engineering organization that uses manual test procedures to test its products, one of the main reasons for using such a tool is to improve the organization’s ability to reuse Test Assets. 

Organizations often struggle with reuse when simply documenting the manual test procedures in documents.  Improving reuse can enable the organization to improve productivity, but more importantly, it can help reduce the organization’s cycle time to deliver products.


IBM® Rational Quality Manager™ (RQM) is a quality management solution that offers comprehensive test planning and test asset management from requirements to defects.  It is a key part of the tightly integrated solution IBM® Rational® Collaborative Lifecycle Management. 

This presentation will use capabilities in RQM to demonstrate different ways it helps improve reuse.


In this presentation you will learn how to:

  • Find Opportunities to reuse Manual Test Scripts for different Test Cases
  • Use Variables in Test Script
  • Reuse Test Steps across multiple Manual Test Scripts
  • Make Test Scripts more concise and reusable by separating out test data.
We have helped our clients:
  • Increase productivity by 25-75%
  • Reduce development costs by 50-60%
  • Accelerate time to market by 20-40%

SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.

David McMunn
Director of COE, Fannie Mae

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