would like to bump this topic again. Was at EUROSTAR software testing conference last week & the testing world is really going much into exploratory testing based on mind maps.
Sure I can import them from somewhere else into Test Rail, but either I have them as list then, and loose the idea of mindmaps, or as graphic (as we do it), but loose the then great flexibility and ability to test fast, adapt fast, that makes Test Rail so good.
With an increasing amount of exploratory tests besides automated tests it might be hard to stick to a testing application that doesn’t offer it. Of course it offers a lot other good things (documentation of results, repository, organized in suites…), but I’ve already heard of companies who moved completely to mindmaps-only.
To combine both to it’s best it would be awesome to have some interactive mind maps in testrail.
Below a draft how this could look like. Yes, as involved into software creation myself, the outlined feature below is a big request, might also partly break with some concepts. But at least a draft & one my dream
Key features of the proposal:
- Mind map editor in TestRail testcase editor (even in a basic version it would be a great start)
- Execution: Ability to check off items that have been tested this time with a rough result (involved into issues / OK)
- Execution: Ability to filter for last n test runs results (history), and indicate that as fill-color of the mind-map items
- Execution: Ability to pin comments for later improvements of the mind-map (OK testrail offers you almost on the fly-editing, so maybe not that important, but good in collaboration, if a test is executed by not-the-creator).
Happy to see other proposals, and would be very happy if at least the first “key feature” would make it into testrail.