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QT Dashboard: Meaningful, Actionable Metrics Made Easy

Find out how the QT Dashboard can work for you!

All project managers and test managers rely on metrics to understand the status and health of their teams and projects.  They need dashboards that show meaningful, actionable metrics and they need them NOW!  Gathering metrics and maintaining dashboards is an incredibly time-consuming task, and the time commitment is increasing since metrics are now compiled from an ever-increasing array of tools.

As organizations implement Agile methodologies and move into DevOps, not only does the need for continuous feedback loops increase, but also the tool stacks from which the metrics are gathered grow and become more disparate.  Today’s teams not only need a dashboard that integrates metrics from the entire tool stack and presents user-friendly dashboards that tell the story needed to make important risk-based decisions, but also to meet the “need for speed”, i.e. dynamic and real-time.

QualiTest’s newly redesigned QT Dashboard offers everything you need to meet the challenge of quickly and easily creating actionable feedback.  Beginning with the installation, we at QualiTest provide all the necessary to make metrics quick and easy.  The QT Dashboard features both on-premise and cloud-based models and the cloud service can be hosted on AWS. QualiTest provides out-of-the-box integrations for many of the leading test management and test automation tools including HP ALM, Zephyr, qTest and TestRail.  The QT Dashboard comes ready to support Agile and DevOps tools including Rally, GitHub and Jenkins as well as TFS and Jira.

The QT Dashboard not only centralizes the integrated data but also offers out-of-the-box templates that make dashboard generation a breeze. The UI simplifies field mapping even for pulling from customized fields from the various management programs, or lets you pull data directly from Excel files.

QT standard dashboards feature agile, automation and user experience (UX) testing, just to name a few.  The agile dashboard includes metrics such as velocity and burn down charts, user story point delivery and work task progress as well as release success rates, with the ability to select an agile team and view data relevant to it.  The UX dashboard provides information including scores across test cycles, test cycles over time, and average testers by cycle.  The automation dashboard features automation test coverage, automation stability and a browser compatibility report over different releases and/or environments.  It also allows you to track the value of the automation or ROI on an effort savings graph.  A DevOps dashboard is currently being developed.

What about tracking team performance?  The QT Dashboard offers a service delivery dashboard to track key performance indicators (KPIs) including defect leakage into production, automated test coverage, cost per defect and Defect trends over time.

How does one track application health over time?  The QT Dashboard snapshot feature allows you to save the dashboard to an online file that can be sent to other stakeholders or saved for ongoing comparisons.

The QT Dashboard offers business value by providing actionable information in easy-to-use formats and by minimizing the time you spend gathering and organizing that information. Our product team provides individual consultations to ensure that QT Dashboard is customized to provide the KPIs and metrics that are most valuable to each company.   QualiTest not only supports each implementation but also provides a training course and lots of documentation to make the QT Dashboard a value to each organization.

If you’re looking to better manage your testing data, contact QualiTest today for a demonstration of the QT Dashboard and have your metrics made easy.