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  • 1.  Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 04-23-2015 09:52
    Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles the same way you can reuse most any other object in Jama.   Or, alternatively, support duplication of these objects when duplicating a project.

    I work in a Services organization where we do about 100 projects a year.  There is a high degree of process reuse across these projects.  So we need Jama to support reusing Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles to make this more efficient.   Without this, we need to recreate these test objects from scratch for every project. I know that we have the ability to define a template for the Test Plan, but we really need Test Group and Test Cycle reusablity.


  • 2.  Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 04-23-2015 14:31
    I agree that it would be beneficial to be able to reuse these items to the same degree that you can reuse everything else, at least for consistency's sake. I'm curious, though: Test Plans have a "Duplicate" function (when you right-click). The Duplicate function will copy the Test Plan and Group, but not Cycles.

    So is it the lack of duplicated Cycles that is the biggest blocker for you?


  • 3.  Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 04-23-2015 14:46
    Hi Kristina,
    As far as I know, the Duplicate function only works within a project.  I cannot use it to duplicate a Test Plan and/or Group/Cycles from one project to another.


  • 4.  Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 04-23-2015 15:25
    Ah, gotcha! Depending how you branch releases or products, the lack of reuse could mean a lot of extra work. That makes sense. Thanks.


  • 5.  Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 05-11-2016 03:09
    We also would appreciate if we can duplicate Test Plans together with Test Cycles. Any progress on it? This will remove lots of work...


  • 6.  Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 05-11-2016 12:01
    So far, no progress yet.


  • 7.  Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 05-13-2016 05:17
    Hi Kristina,
    And what can we do to make the progress happen? At least to know that this is (not) considered / will (not) be implemented. There is a bunch of ideas / defects reported but nobody is aware if and when do you plan to deal with / implement / fix them. Even if you are working in agile mode there must be some predication and I think that customers would appreciate this information as they can see that their ideas and issue are appreciate and taken seriously.

    Thank you
    Vladimir


  • 8.  Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 05-13-2016 14:14
    Vladimir, I'll let you know as soon as I know something is concrete. We plan the roadmap out several quarters in advance, and it only shows major feature work, of which updating Reuse to be included in the Test Center isn't on there. So I can tell you, then, that this is not planned short-term. However, there are other ways for us to see minor work get done, as we do create "bundles" of defects and minor updates.

    The problem with this particular ask is that it doesn't have much traction—some Ideas in the community get more likes and feedback from different customers, so it's much easier for me to present a business case for those than it is Ideas like this, where only two customers have expressed a desire. I know that it is important and will rally for this option when I am presented with an opportunity, but at this point there are other items I have to prioritize over this. If you haven't seen the roadmap yet, I'd check with your CSM (Brad) to see if he can share it with you.


  • 9.  RE: Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 12-17-2018 08:10
    We would also like to see this.  At least be able to duplicate test plans and groups when duplicating projects.  Being able to reuse would be the next step and an added bonus.

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    Kimberly
    Crescent Systems, Inc.
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  • 10.  RE: Re: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 12-18-2018 06:35
    This is also something that we could use.

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    Cynthia Weber
    Software Test Lead
    ProQuest LLC
    Ann Arbor, MI
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  • 11.  RE: Need ability to reuse Test Plans, Test Groups and Test Cycles.

    Posted 16 days ago

    100% need this. When we branch off from a project (reuse) and work through that project all the way to the test phase, we can only push up the changes made to other items (like requirements, and verification protocols). We are unable to push up test results back up to the main project, so the test results are in separate silos.



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    Chrishan Fernando
    Annalise.ai
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