The development world has, over the past few years, come to realize some glaring issues with conventional automation methods. For one, it mostly lacks coordination between subject matter experts and the automation testers. Then there is also the fact that automation as an overall concept seems to suffer from a disturbing lack of standards. It continues to take a toll on the end product. And given the seriousness of the issue, the industry has earnestly endeavored to find a robust solution to this problem. The answer, then, has been found in business process testing methodology, a combination of manual and automated testing that enables developers to analyze the app’s design, execution, and more.

An in-built microfocus UFT automation framework, used in conjunction with the Quality Center, business process testing makes use of both business process tests as well as recyclable business components to help reduce the testing process’s overall timeline. It also enables subject matter experts to collaborate with business analysts as they endeavor to leverage business components to build quality business process tests. And if you, too, want to use BPT to conquer the challenges posed by a standardized framework, here are some tips to help you implement it properly.

  1. You don’t need coding: Yes, indeed, you do not require any code to be written while implementing business process testing since it is an in-built framework. You will, however, need different components, and the best way to get started in that context is to get prepared with the various facets, which, in turn, play a critical role in setting up the many components of BPT.
  2. Different BPT modules: There are three key modules in the quality center, namely, Business Component Module, Test Plan Module, and the Test Lab Module. The first one is comprised of the steps required for executing functionality in a business process. Next up is the test plan module that contains the different parts of a test scenario. Finally, the test lab module is what allows one first to execute the business process test and then also examine and carefully analyze the results.
  3. Debug the BPT: Once you are through with the process of designing the BPT, it is vital to debug it, i.e., execute it and see that all the components are in the right order and the data is functioning as intended. Think of it as testing an automation script, if you will. So, in the test plan module, use the Run or Debug Test button, and then select Debug in the prompt window. In Debug mode, a breakpoint is added in the component’s first line as default to ensure the part is debugged line by line.

The business process testing methodology, when implemented and executed correctly, can help companies achieve substantially higher levels of productivity across their testing teams. And not just that, BPT can also help them ensure top-notch quality of the end product while also delivering high ROI. So, go ahead and embrace BPT to achieve these benefits and so much more.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This article focuses on the business process testing implementation tips.