The new release 3.4 of the QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps has major changes and improvements, mainly in the KPI Component.
Sometimes, data behaviour needs explanation. QACube Sticky Notes allow you to:
Directly add a comment in the Historical Chart for everyone to see
Improvements in usability facilitate the use of QACube
Users can save a default structure that will be displayed when opening QACube
Users can save settings (last selection of the structure, structure node and View tab) and continue work in the same place before being logged out or switching the component
The new structure is user-friendly and allows at-a-glance view of the blue levels where the data is available
The View tabs can be moved into the desired position with drag and drop
Some metrics are of ‘YES or NO’ type instead of the arbitrary values, e.g. “Has there been a security breach in the first week after GoLive?”
Metrics of ‘YES or NO’ type are automatically recognised by QACube and the configuration settings change accordingly.
Metric frequency can now also be set to quarterly for all types of metrics
Clicking on a value allows drill-down to the details of the respective value
Clicking on the structure element on top of a column lets the user jump directly to the next lower level of hierarchical structure
The KPI Wheel offers a brand-new possibility to display maturity levels in different areas across an organisation.
Metrics can be fact-based, automatically loaded from other sources, or gathered from the organization using questionnaires
The wheel shows dimensions, areas, themes, and their underlying metrics on every level within the structure
For each KPI Wheel a questionnaire can be defined, which is afterwards sent as a link to each party who should answer the questions
Questionnaires can be sent out regularly to gather answers over time
Historical Charts show the change over time for each metric
Charts can be displayed for any level within the structure
Compare metrics of different structural elements (e.g. teams or applications) and an at-a-glance view of the difference between their maturity levels.
See details of each metric in the table view for each structural element
Use Advanced Filters to search for specific metrics or e.g. for maturity level values that are < 4.0
Excel Export allows the user to export the table and do any additional modification they like with the given data
The new release 3.2 of QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps has major changes in all components. With this release, an entirely new component Operations has been introduced that allows you to display incidents and problem tickets from your service tools.
This new view allows users to observe and compare all metric, KPI, and characteristic statuses in a table form among structure nodes of the same level.
Possibility to display only the characteristics, or only the characteristics and KPIs, without going into metric details
Possibility to display only the alarming (red) data
Customers can define their own views of their KPIs.
Each view is a separate tab that can be restricted for users in order to allow access to confidential data to the selected users only
Do you have to display confidential KPIs? For each view, user access can be individually restricted in the KPI component settings
Customers can define which calculation method and which thresholds they want to use for the traffic light colours
Selection between “RAG” and “at least one” method allows flexibility when adjusting the severity of the traffic light colours from green to red
Source Data Quality has been enhanced with metric import information to ensure clean data quality
The old beta version of the Heartbeat has been completely redesigned and enhanced with a new functionality
Usability of the Heartbeat was the top priority and updates have been made to make it as easy as possible to use the Heartbeat
Preset filters allow to quickly analyse the Test Case repository to find which Test Cases need cleanup
With our Operations Component, we 'close the gap' and provide a holistic DevOps end-to-end view. We support ITIL-standards by integrating incident, problem and change management. The new navigation reflects the differentiation between Data (Cockpit) and Metrics (Dashboard).
The Start Page shows an overview of all impacted applications. Data imported from different sources is mapped to the associated application.
Application tiles with detailed information
Gauges for quick evaluation
The Cockpit provides you with a simple and understandable graphical status (open, closed, etc.) and the corresponding history of tickets, change requests and more.
Date range selection
Simple and easy-to-understand
The Dashboard provides a quick interpretation of the ‘state of health’ by theme (e.g. ticketing). The traffic light gauges show status.
The Executive Summary shows metrics in a comprehensive way by using meaningful sentences.
Direct link to the causative elements (filtered elements in core data)
At-a-glance overview of open issues
Gauges for quick evaluation of the underlying metrics
Right after having source code checked in the Source Code Sunburst, all the files per requirement that have been affected by the change are shown.
Highlighted areas represent the spread of changes across the application, indicating risks and complexity of testing.
New qTest and Azure DevOps importers support testing activities and their integration into well-known standardized reporting.
The QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps has taken another big step forward with the new release of QACube 3.0, by adding an entirely new component to display metrics and KPIs, their history and trends. The newly implemented structure functionality allows companies to use organizational, process, or other structures to view their data besides the existing Project, Application, Portfolio and Release Views. Development Component got an easy-to-configure Dashboard View, while Platform Component has invested effort in Importer enhancements.
Aggregated view of metrics and KPIs on any level of an organization, business process, product level or other structure.
At-a-glance indication of current status with traffic lights on KPIs.
High-level overview for management levels.
Drill-down functionality to detailed view for application responsible persons and other interested stakeholders.
Historical Line Charts to display historical and current data, and whether they are hitting a threshold.
Trend Charts to track long term progress of metrics.
The Treemap Drill-Down is another way to navigate through the structure levels and see aggregated metrics and KPI Traffic Lights.
An Intelligent Search allows to jump easily to the level in the navigation structure you’re interested in.
All widgets that offer drill-down in widgets of the Status Report have now also the drill-down possibility for Public Reports.
The Structure View on the Start Page is now also available for Defect View.
The Structure Treemap was enhanced to display the numbers in the Treemap sections.
From the Structure Treemap a Status Report can directly be created and the selected Structure View will be saved as a new Portfolio in “My Portfolio” on Start Page.
Now it is possible to save custom widget height for Status Report widgets that had adjustable height (Milestones Overview, Notes, iFrame Widget, Image Widget, Portfolio Overview, Release Overview, Production Readiness Verification Environment Overview).
For grid widgets (Milestones Overview, Portfolio Overview, etc.), it is now possible to save the selected columns in the Status Report Template.
The existing views of Project, Application, Portfolio and Release has been enhanced with a Structure View. Structure allows to cover different views of your data, e.g. on an organizational or business process level.
Import of structure with Excel Structure Importer.
Structure can be used in Testing Component as well as in KPI Component.
A new Excel Importer allows to import any metrics for KPI Component.
Users can receive Email Notifications for various events.
Customization of parameters for Email Notification in System Settings .
Users can configure which notifications they would like to receive.
Various importers have been improved to allow faster loads and offer enhanced functionality.
Jira Importer supports all issue links to create Project/Application Structure.
Jira Importer has been enhanced with a JQL filter possibility to reduce data import.
Jira Xray supports import of the Test Case Regression type from a custom field.
Accelerated Project Import for Jira, Tosca and Spira Importers.
The QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps is now available with several exciting new features, including enhancements for the new Development Component: drill-down possibilities into most graphics, new Sunbursts for Execution, Progress and Code quality, a Development Time Series graph, a Code Page with Statistics and easier handling of Repository Connections for system administrators.
Many widgets like Sunburst, Defect Matrix, Time Series or Pie/Bar Chart now allow to click on a dot or a bar to display the underlying data in the Core Data section.
The same drill-down functionality is also implemented in the charts in the Dashboard.
Two new types of Sunbursts have been added to the widgets list in the Testing Component.
The Execution Sunburst shows the execution lists and the status of their test cases.
The Progress Sunburst shows the progress of the requirements and their workstate.
The Code Page shows the repository with the file structure of the code.
The new Code Page contains additional information about the lines of code, issues derived from the source quality tools, duplications, code coverage and execution of the unit test cases.
The Code Page can be personalized by hiding/unhiding columns, changing their position and using filters.
The Overview shows statistical information at-a-glance.
The Time Series Chart displays various metrics derived from SonarQube that keep you up-to-date regarding code quality:
Number of total and open issues.
Information about the unit test errors, failures and the test success density.
Code metrics such as complexity, lines of code, duplicates and coverage.
This new adapter allows to connect any source code management tool to QACube.
Connect easily any source code management tool and visualize source code structure and metrics in QACube.
So far, in the Repository Connections only the merge of projects was possible. With the QACube Release 2.10, it is now possible to merge the applications for import as well.
Set different “quality gates” or KPIs for the release and define ranges for Requirements, Test Cases, Test Instances and Defects per Release Stage.
If a particular KPI is not within the defined range, a warning message will immediately indicate a breach of any range that has been preset.
show warning if more than 22% of failed Test Cases have no Defects linked.
The Statistics Overview Section displays the number of Projects/Applications, Warnings, Requirements, Test Cases, and Defects in the selected Release.
Check out the Video Tutorial of the New Release Dashboard!
The ALM Test Status Section and all Widgets containing Test Execution Status information have been enhanced with the new Statuses “Blocked” and “Not Completed”.
Test Execution Status now also displays “Blocked” and “Not Completed” Test Cases.
In the ALM Progress Page, Time Series, and Sunburst Widgets you can now visualize the progress of the Requirements.
The progress can be displayed according to the Requirements Statuses, including: “Planned”, “In Work” and “Completed”.
The new Codebook enables the Administrator to configure the labelling for graphics.
This new functionality enables the Administrator to dynamically configure the labelling of the Requirement Status codes, and Requirement and Test Case Types. The newly configured labels appear in ALM Requirements and the Test Cases View, as well as in the Widgets Pie/Bar Charts, Requirement Status Bullet Chart, and Test Case Type Bullet Chart.
Rename Requirement Statuses, Requirement and Test Case Types to meet your needs.
Set your own colors for each customized setting referenced above.
Risk Management can now also be configured in a centralized section such as Milestones.
It is possible to set the number of rows to be shown in the ALM Pages Tables (Requirements, Test Cases, Execution Lists, Defects, Tasks, Progress), which improves the performance of the QACube ALM Grids.
A company-wide setting can be activated to show a Pop-up Message after each Login to warn the users about displaying the Client Identifying Data (CID).
There is a new Info Icon in the Widget header with the ability to display the description of each Widget.