Manual Implementation Overview

In the Business Components module, you can create or modify manual business component content by adding manual steps.

Steps represent operations that should be performed on your application when you run the component in a business process test or flow. Each step comprises a step name, a textual description of the procedure to be performed on the application, and the expected result (if any), of performing that step. When a business process test or flow runs in ALM, the manual steps defined in the component are performed.


  • You can use your manual steps as guidelines for creating automated steps at a later time, using an applicable testing tool.

  • You can use your manual steps even before the application is ready to be tested automatically, or before automated components are complete.

The following example demonstrates the application steps of a Login component for a Web application:




Expected Result


Open the application.

The application is launched and the login page is displayed.


Enter a user name.

The cursor advances to the password field.


Enter a password.

The password is displayed as asterisks.


Click Submit on the Web page.

The application's main page is displayed.

When designing a manual test (or, before automated testing resources are available for an automated test), you add manual steps in the Manual Implementation tab of each manual component. You run manual tests using the Manual Runner or Sprinter.

For task details, see How to Work with Manual Implementation.