Managing Quality with Silk Central (free)

  Silk Central is an all-inclusive test management system that facilitates building quality and productivity into the testing process, speeding the delivery of successful enterprise applications. A central repository serves as the foundation for the entire quality process.

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  • 1: Introduction

    • What is Silk Central?

    • Objectives

    • About You

    • Quality Maturity

    • Silk Central Architecture

    • Silk Central Projects

    • Silk Central Interface

  • 2: Grand Tour

    • Objectives

    • Getting Started with Silk Central

    • Creating a Project

    • Defining Requirements and Tests

    • Executing Tests and Viewing Results

    • Starting Silk Central

    • Working with the Dashboard

    • Integrating Silk Central in your SDLC

  • 3: Setting the Stage

    • Objectives

    • ShopIt Demo Application

    • What is a Requirement?

    • Requirements in Silk Central

  • 4: Defining Requirements

    • Objectives

    • Introduction

    • Using the Requirements Unit

    • Entering Requirements in Silk Central

    • Defining Requirements

    • Requirement Hierarchies

    • Entering Requirements in Silk Central

    • Requirement Changes

  • 5: Managing Tests

    • Objectives

    • Silk Central Tests Unit

    • Using the Tests Unit

    • Creating a Test Container

    • Creating a Test

    • Assigning Tests to Requirements

    • Generate Tests from Requirements

  • 6: Execution Planning

    • Objectives

    • The Execution Planning Unit

    • Execution Plans

    • Assigning Tests to Execution Plans

    • Static vs. Dynamic Execution Plans

    • Configuring Deployment Environments

    • Configuring Execution Dependencies

    • Execution Setup / Cleanup

    • Configuration Suite

    • Defining Configuration Suites

    • Testing Cycles

    • Testing Cycles Walkthrough

  • 7: Creating Manual Tests

    • Objectives

    • Manual Tests in the Silk Central GUI

    • Test Versions

    • Working with Libraries

    • Data-Driven Testing

    • Import Tests

  • 8: Executing Manual Tests

    • Objectives

    • Executing Manual Test Cases in Silk Central

    • Using the Manual Testing Window

    • Offline Testing Using Excel

  • 9: Issue Manager Overview

    • Introduction

    • Objectives

    • About Defect Tracking in Silk Central

    • Issue Manager Overview

    • Entering New Issues

    • Processing Issues

    • Available Actions for Existing Issues

    • Taking Action on Issues

    • Routing Rules and Workflows

    • Reports Overview

    • Summary

  • 10: Test Monitoring and Reporting

    • Introduction

    • Objectives

    • The Tracking Unit

    • The Project Overview Report

    • Quality Goals Menu

    • The Activities View

    • The Manual Tests Results Viewer

    • The Reports Unit

    • Context Reports

    • The Reporting Data Mart

    • Summary

  • 11: Project Settings

    • Introduction

    • Objectives

    • The Projects Unit

    • Project Manager and Administration Activities

    • Project Settings Tab

    • Build Information Files

    • Filters and Attributes

    • Creating Filters

    • Creating Custom Attributes

    • Creating Custom Requirement Properties

    • Creating Custom Step Properties

    • Notifications Tab

    • Requirements Management Tab

    • Issue Tracking Tab

    • Source Control Tab

    • Data Sources Tab

    • Summary

  • 12: Beyond the Basics

    • Introduction

    • Objectives

    • Data-Driven Testing

    • Configuration requirements for data-driven testi...

    • Configuration Testing

    • Summary

  • 13: System Administration

    • Introduction

    • Objectives

    • System Administration

    • The Administration Unit

    • Users

    • Adding Accounts

    • Roles

    • Groups

    • Projects

    • Execution Servers

    • Schedules

    • Report Templates

    • Products, Versions and Builds

    • Platforms

    • Lists of Values

    • System Settings

    • Log Files

    • Silk Central Licensing

    • Summary

  • Glossary of Terms

  • What is Silk Central?

    Silk Central is a single, enterprise-class, web-based solution for managing the entire application testing process, incorporating the following:

    • Defining end-user requirements and specifications
    • Designing tests
    • Planning, scheduling, and executing tests
    • Tracking issues and analyzing test results

    Silk Central is an all-inclusive test management system that facilitates building quality and productivity into the testing process, speeding the delivery of successful enterprise applications. A central repository serves as the foundation for the entire quality process, while the Silk Central user interface consists of a full-scale web application, allowing you to access comprehensive project information from any location.

    For additional information, check out the latest Silk Central documentation.