Facilitate a better way of capturing and tracking requirements through an agile development and testing cycle. Raven wanted to collaborate more efficiently and take advantage of test case reuse to cover common product functionality in different projects.
Raven Applied Technology products consist of a hardware and software element, each requiring extensive testing before market release. Although hardware testing is crucial, it’s the software testing that is time-intensive. Raven follows an agile development process, which includes a continuous testing cycle. New features or fixes are born out of requirements from within Raven and its customer base. They are developed and then tested before release.
Ellen Arens, Software Test Manager for Raven Applied Technology, explains how requirements were captured: “It was a bit of a nightmare really; requirements could come in via email, instant message, captured in Word or Excel documents, and saved onto any of the several drives which were in use in the organization. It was clear to us that this situation was not sustainable and we looked for an intuitive and easy to use tool so that we wouldn’t need to spend much time on training. We also wanted a maintenance-light solution which would be flexible enough to tailor to our needs.”