Customizing Risk-Based Quality Management Constants

You can define the default estimated Testing Times required to test a requirement with each Functional Complexity value at each Testing Level. You can also define the default Testing Level used with each Risk and Functional Complexity Category. If the user does not enter different values for a requirement in the Requirements module, ALM uses these default values when calculating the estimated Testing Time for the requirement during the risk analysis.

Note: Modifying these criteria does not automatically affect the results of existing risk analyses. To update the results of a risk analysis, you must perform the analysis again.

To customize risk-based quality management constants:

  1. In the Project Customization window, in the left pane, click Risk-Based Quality Management. The Risk-Based Quality Management page opens.

  2. Click the Risk Constants tab. The Risk tab displays constants used by default when calculating the Testing Time and Testing Level for a requirement.

  3. In the Units used to measure Testing Effort box, select the unit of measurement that you want ALM to display when measuring Testing Time. The available units are Hours, Days, Weeks, and Months.

    Note: If you change the units of measurement for a project, the Testing Time values are not updated automatically. For example, if a requirement has Testing Time 48 hours and you change the units of measurement from Hours to Days, the requirement has Testing Time 48 days and not 2 days.

  4. Under Testing Time (full) per Functional Complexity, for each Functional Complexity value, type the estimated time required to fully test a requirement with the Functional Complexity value. The Calculated Testing Time grid is updated to reflect these changes.

  5. Under Testing level, in the Partial and Basic boxes, type the default Testing Time required for partial testing and basic testing of a requirement. This should be expressed as a percentage of the time required for full testing. The Calculated Testing Time grid is updated to reflect these changes.

  6. In the Default Testing Policy grid, you can define the default Testing Level for testing a requirement.

    To define the default Testing Levels, click the arrow next to the cell in the grid corresponding to a particular Risk and Functional Complexity value. Select a Testing Level from the available Testing Levels. The available Testing Levels are Full, Partial, Basic, and None. Next to each Testing Level, you can see the estimated time needed to test a requirement at that level, based on the default Testing Times and Testing Levels you defined.

  7. Click Save to save your changes to the Risk-Based Quality Management page.