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Specifying When to Run Tests

Creating Test Cases
Specifying When to Run Tests
Many test organizations plan more test cases than can actually run at any given time.
You can create all of the test cases in TestManager and then use iterations to identify
when specific test cases actually need to run and pass.
An iteration is a defined span of time during a project. The end of an iteration is
typically a major project milestone. In an iteration, the product has to meet a certain
quality standard to reach a milestone. The quality standard is defined by the test cases
that must pass. In many organizations, the tester works with an analyst or project
manager to determine at which iterations the test case needs to pass.
For example, at the beginning of a project you start to create all of the test cases that
you can think of for the system. The analyst reviews your test plan and says that test
cases 1, 2, 3, and 8 are important for the Construction 2 iteration. You or the analyst go
into TestManager and associate the Construction 2 iteration with these four test cases.
During your testing, you come up with another test case. The analyst decides that this
is an important test case for Construction 2, so you add that iteration to the test case.
TestManager provides you with an initial set of iterations. (For a description of these
iterations, see the TestManager Help.) You can use these iterations or add your own
based on what makes sense for your organization.
Creating and Editing Iterations
To create or edit iterations:
Tools > Manage > Iterations
to create a new iteration or select an existing iteration, and click
are unavailable, you do not have Administrator privileges. For
information, see the
Rational Suite Administrator's Guide
or the Rational Administrator