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Before you begin, here's a quick run down on all the major terms used by Zephyr for JIRA. Please read this first, it will make navigating the user interface and using the application much easier.
A test case. This is a detailed step-by-step description of what should be done to test something.
This can be as high level or detailed as possible, with links to requirements, lots of properties, execution history etc. In JIRA, its a standard issue-type.
High level summary and counts of all the tests that have been created in a particular project, grouped in various ways.
Accessible in a JIRA project via the navigation tab on the left.
A grouping of executed or unexecuted tests (e.g. "Functionality", "Regression" etc.)
More than one test cycle can exist for a Version.
|Execution||When a test is run and its result or status is recorded.|
|Ad hoc cycle||If no Test Cycles have been set up for a Version, then any test which gets executed is reported against an "ad hoc" cycle. This is the default cycle.|
|Unscheduled Version||If no Versions have been set up in JIRA, then a test will belong to an "Unscheduled" version by default.|
|Execution statuses||Pass, Fail, Blocked, WIP (Work In Progress), Unexecuted are default statuses. Custom statuses can be added.|
|Version||The Version set up in JIRA. Tests need to belong to Fix Version/s. The Affects Version/s is not used.|
|Component||The Component/s set up in JIRA for that particular project.|
|Label||User generated Labels|
|Workflow||The Test issue-type has the default issue workflow and this can be turned on or off. By default, it is off.|
There are many ways you could use the testing related functionality in Zephyr for JIRA, be it for project teams that have well established test processes or those just beginning to implement one. Here are some examples of test processes that you could follow while incorporating testing into your project. You can also come up with your own test process based on what suits your project team best.
|Watch a Zephyr for JIRA overview (10 mins)|
|How To: Create a Test|
|How To: Plan a Test Cycle|
|How To: Execute Tests|
|How To: Track Test Metrics|