Test Management

Managing your Test Design and Tests Run (Test Execution)


The article below, describes the tools Orcanos provides for designing and executing your test cases.

The process described below is based on Orcanos best practice for managing testing procedures:

  1. Write test cases
  2. Add execution set and link test cases to the execution set
  3. Managing test execution parameters
  4. Running the Tests
  5. Tracking Test Results using the Dashboard

Writing the Test Cases for the V&V process is an overall methodology, that we will not get into in this article. but the basic principles are important :

  1. Decide whether the written Test Case is a Validation or a Verification type (could be both)
  2. Write a Test Description and Prerequisites for the test in order to live no place for misunderstanding by the Tester.
  3. Make sure there are not too many steps defined for each Test Case. (Maximum around 10 Steps per a Test Case)
  4. Add your new Test Cases under a specific Test Folder on the tree view, so it will be easy to find

You can setup test case attributes, such as status, priority, category and more.

The Test Case Status reflects the Test Case maturity level, Its readiness to be executed, such as New, In Edit Process, Ready for Test.


The Execution Set work item encapsulates test cases that relate to specific topic, either by feature, or by type (regression, sanity, load…)

Th default Test Run Status of each Test Case equals to ‘No Run‘ in the scope of the current execution set (these tests might be executed in other execution set).


You can add parameters to the execution set (Run Parameters tab) so you can setup parameter value before executing the test.

For example – set the operating system or browser you are using when running the test in this execution. In this example, we will define a new Run Parameter that is called: “Browser”, and its possible selected values will be: Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, etc. After the Run Parameter was defined on the Execution Set level, selection of one of the parameters values will become mandatory for each Run.


Run the test by clicking “Run” button

You need to fill the parameters value

You can pass/fail each step

When one step fails – whole test fails


See Orcanos dashboard for adding test run panels



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