I am currently building a Test team in a fairly young company. We are using JIRA but at this time we have no Test Management system. This is in the pipeline but it is not likely to be online until the end of the year(3-5 months away)
Do document our test cases and test plans we have been attaching them in comments. This was fine when we had few or less experienced testers but now we are bringing more experiences testers in they are adding a large amount(which is good) of test cases to the tickets. This is making the comments area very busy and we are finding we are missing useful information but in the comments by the PO or devs. After a bit of thinking we have a couple of options:
- Create a sub task on the ticket and add test case there. I am against this as it is another step in the process and things can get lost or messy very quickly
- Add test case into a spreadsheet and attach the spreadsheet to the ticket
- Add a separate activity tab in JIRA for tetsing- This would require dev ops work and could take just as long to get done as the test management system as they are busy
Through gritted teeth the spreadsheet seems like the best idea at the moment. Has any one else got any good stop gap ideas for the next couple of months while we get our test management system up and running?