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Agile User Stories and TestRail


#1

Hi
From my last question I was asking about URL link (traceability) to a user story in Jira.
But what about the idea of using TestRail to record each User Story as a Test Suite and test cases for that User Story as Test Cases?

What problems do you see with that approach?

Thanks


#2

Hello Roy,

As you can add a description text to suites (rich-test enabled, by the way) where you could describe the user story, this would actually work well. The only small downside I see is that things could get a bit confusing if you add a lot of test suites. The new ‘Small View’ on the overview page should help with this though. To execute all the user stories/suites at once, you could use test plans.

I haven’t really thought about such an scenario before so thanks for bringing this to our attention. I believe this wouldn’t work well with a lot of user stories for performance reasons at the moment though.

How many user stories do you plan to add?

Regards,
Dennis


#3

Hi Dennis,

For this particular project, there are very few user stories (about 25) for this phase.
I think it would work really well, having one Test Suite per User Story.

Yes I agree that on project where there might be hundreds of User Stories that might
be a bit harder to manage together with the test cases.

I will give it a try with small amount of user stories and keep you posted on the progress.

Thanks
Roy


#4

Hi Roy,

Sounds good, for 25 user stories this should work well. Let me know how it works out, we are always interested in such feedback. Thanks!

Regards,
Dennis