The topic of test management comes up every now and again. Some people might remember the Test Tracking Toolkit from DOORS Classic, some might even have been using it recently. We also have a decent test management tool in Rational Quality Manager (RQM). I have been thinking about the options for a simplified way of managing small amounts of test data all within DOORS Next Generation (DNG).
Because of the underlying differences in the database architecture, just copying the DOORS Classic model is not ideal, so what I have done is to create a model that will allow for relatively painless transition to RQM at a later date, and one which takes advantage of some of the DNG features.
I created a data model which is shown here. I will work through that and describe some of the process that needs to go around it. The details follow on from here.