3 Months in to adopting testrail we are beginning to increase the visibility on each projects status for users and non-users. However, the current schedule is too simplistic with just daily, weekly and monthly.
The reality of our situation is that there are number of different stakeholders that need different visibility of the same reports. For example, our ideal for a projects test results report would be:
- The test lead has a daily report to keep track of the results progress…but he doesn’t need it run on the weekend
- The Product Managers and lead developer would benefit from a weekly report, the lead developer being a user and the Product Managers being non-users
- some projects having external recipients with bi weekly needs to catch the test results at the end of a sprint.
To achieve this we have to set-up duplicate reports. The daily ones sending updates on the weekend, which are unnecessary and can cause people to feel like they’re spammed.
So the features needed are:
(a) The ability for daily reports to select weekdays and time to send out. (Consider a similar frequency set-up to outlook reminders)
(b) The ability to set-up multiple schedules for different groups of recipients, rather than have to set-up multiple copies of the same report with different scheduling requirements.
I hope that can be achieved as it would make our reporting very powerful.