In TestMonitor the header menu offers you the main way to access all TestMonitor pages. The header menu is located in the header and can be accessed from all pages, except when running a test.
The menu consists of the following:
- The TestMonitor logo.
- The TestMonitor menu.
- The Global Search in TestMonitor.
- Project selection and project settings.
- TestMonitor settings.
- Your avatar.
The TestMonitor Logo
By clicking the TestMonitor Logo you open your project dashboard. Read the article on the project dashboard to learn more about its features. When you have several projects in your TestMonitor environment, you can open the project dashboard by selecting a project in the header menu.
The TestMonitor menu
To the right of the TestMonitor logo, you find all seven menu-items of the primary TestMonitor menu: Define, Design, Plan, Run, Track, Resolve, and Report. When using these form left to right, these menu-items lead you through your testing process.
- Go to Define to define requirements and risks.
Requirements define the needs of the project’s stakeholders. Risks allow you to define project hazards which can be used to direct your testing effort.
- Select Design to design your test suite and test cases.
Test suites are used to group a set of similar test cases. Test cases help guide testers through a sequence of instructions to determine whether software meets the pre-defined requirements.
- Click Plan to plan a milestone and its test runs.
Milestones mark important test events in your project. A milestone contains one or more test runs, in which you can specify which test cases should be executed.
- To start running test, click Run.
Once test runs are planned, testers can start testing. Every tester has his or her personal overview of assigned test runs.
- In TestMonitor you can Track test results from the tests that are run.
You can use test results to track the progress and outcome of your test cases and test runs.
- Select Resolve to start managing your issues.
In TestMonitor you can create issues based on your test results. Issues created from test results can, for example, be filtered on their related risks and requirements.
- TestMonitor offers you several Reports.
Get an insight in the progress and outcome of your test project. For example, view the outcome of your tests for all requirements and risks.
You can perform a search throughout your project with Global Search in TestMonitor. Select the search field in the header, marked with the magnifying glass, and fill in your search term.
Results are categorised by item (requirements, risks, test suites, test cases, milestone, test runs, test results, and issues). Per item the first 15 results are shown. Select an item in the left search results menu to scroll to search results for that item.
Project Selection and Settings
When you select the name of your project in the header, a selection list with all your TestMonitor projects is shown. As well as an option to open the Project settings... for the active project.
To learn more about how to edit the settings for a project, go to the article Manage your Projects.
Select a project name in the selection list to open the TestMonitor environment for that project. The Project Dashboard for the selected project will be opened.
TestMonitor can send you notifications of several actions in TestMonitor. For example when you've been assigned to a test run or an issue, or when a tester has finished a test run in your project. When activated, these notifications are send to your email address and are also shown in the header menu of TestMonitor.
The number of unread notifications is shown with the bell icon in the header menu. Click the bell icon to view these notifications.
Select a notification to open the related page, for example the test run you've been assigned to. Click Mark all as read to remove all notifications from the list.
To activate or deactivate email notifications, click your avatar in the header menu and select Your account.... Here you can activate or deactivate email notifications.
The cog button in the header menu leads you to the TestMonitor settings. Click the cog button and the settings page is opened. In the left settings menu you can select the settings you'd like to view or manage.
Last item in the header menu is your avatar. The avatar is a combination of the first letters of your first name and last name.
When you click your avatar, a selection list is opened with the following options:
- My account...
Select My account... to go to your account settings. To learn more about managing your account settings, go to the article Your Account Settings.
- My preferences...
Choose My preferences... to change your language and notification preferences. You can also reset the tutorial settings.
Choose Help to go to our online knowledge base.
Click Logout to logout of TestMonitor.