Entity Graph Types

ALM enables you to generate graphs for requirements, tests, test instances, test runs, defects, and business components. For each entity, different graph types are available.

Requirements Graphs

You can generate the following graphs for requirements:

Graph

Description

Requirements Coverage Trend Graph

Shows how many requirements are currently in an ALM project, according to their test coverage status.

Note:  

  • Available from the Requirements module only.

  • The Coverage Graph is a specific type of the Requirements Summary Graph. If you select a different x-axis value, a regular Summary Graph is displayed.

Progress Graph

Shows how many requirements accumulated in an ALM project at specific points during a period of time.

Specify the time interval displayed along the x-axis, and the requirement information by which ALM groups the data. Specify whether you want to view the number of requirements or the change in the number of requirements.

Summary Graph

Shows how many requirements are currently in an ALM project.

Specify the type of data displayed along the x-axis, and the requirement information by which ALM groups the data.

Trend Graph

Shows the history of changes to specific requirement fields in an ALM project, for each time interval displayed.

Specify the field for which you want to view the number of changes, and the time period for which you want to view data.

Each status change is only recorded once for the purpose of this graph. For example, if a field was changed from Not Completed to Passed to Not Completed, the Not Completed status change will only be recorded once in this graph.

Tests Graphs

You can generate the following graphs for tests:

Graph

Description

Progress Graph

Shows how many tests accumulated in an ALM project at specific points during a period of time.

Specify the time interval displayed along the x-axis and the test plan information by which ALM groups the data. Specify whether you want to view the number of tests or the change in the number of tests.

Summary Graph

Shows how many tests are currently in an ALM project.

Specify the type of data displayed along the x-axis, and the test plan information by which ALM groups the data.

Test Execution Status Trend Graph

Shows the history of execution status changes of tests in a project, at each point during a period of time.

Specify Test fields for which you want to view the number of changes, and the time period for which you want to view data.

Trend Graph

Shows the history of changes to specific Test Plan fields in an ALM project, for each time interval displayed.

Specify the field for which you want to view the number of changes, and the time period for which you want to view data.

Each status change is only recorded once for the purpose of this graph. For example, if a field was changed from Ready to Repair to Ready, the Ready status change will only be recorded once in this graph.

Test Instances Graphs

You can generate the following graphs for test instances:

Graph

Description

Progress Graph

Shows how many tests accumulated in test sets at specific points during a period of time.

Specify the time interval displayed along the x-axis, and the test information by which ALM groups the data. Specify whether you want to view the number of tests or the change in the number of tests.

Note: If you create the graph in the Test Lab module, you can choose whether to include only the current test set or all test sets.

Summary Graph

Shows how many tests in an ALM project belong to test sets.

Specify the type of data displayed along the x-axis, and the test plan and test in test set information by which ALM groups the data.

Note: If you create the graph in the Test Lab module, you can choose whether to include only the current test set or all test sets.

Test Execution - Planned vs. Actual

Shows the actual test execution progress versus the ideal execution progress within the defined test scope and time duration.

Specify the period (test execution start date and end date), and the test set folder where all test instances will be executed in the period.

Trend Graph

Shows the history of changes to specific Test Instances fields in a project, at each point during a period of time.

You specify the field for which you want to view the number of changes, and the time period for which you want to view data.

Runs Graphs

You can generate the following graphs for test runs:

Graph

Description

Summary Graph

Shows the status of runs in the project, grouped by Tester.

Test Configurations Graphs

You can generate the following graphs for test configurations:

Graph

Description

Progress Graph

Shows how many test configurations accumulated in a project at each point during a period of time. The number of test configurations is displayed according to the criteria that you specify.

You can specify the time interval displayed along the x-axis, and the test configuration information by which data is grouped. You can also specify whether you want to view the history of the selected data field, and whether you want to view the number of test configurations or the change in the number of test configurations.

Summary Graph

Shows how many test configurations are currently in a project. The number of test configurations is displayed according to the criteria that you specify.

You can specify the type of data displayed along the x-axis, and the test configuration information by which data is grouped.

Trend Graph

Shows the history of changes to specific Test Configuration fields in a project, at each point during a period of time.

You specify the field for which you want to view the number of changes, and the time period for which you want to view data.

Defects Graphs

You can generate the following graphs for defects:

Graph

Description

Age Graph

Shows the lifetime of defects in an ALM project. The lifetime of a defect begins when it is reported, and ends when it is closed.

Specify the defect information by which ALM groups the data, and the data displayed along the y-axis. Specify the time interval that you want to use to divide the data.

The age of a Closed defect is the difference between the date on which it was reported and the date on which it was closed. After a defect is closed, its age remains static.

Cycle Time by Phase Graph

Shows how long defects remained in each phase.

Specify the field that defines phases, the end phases, and the data to display on the y-axis.

Anomalies Graph

Shows how many defects remained in a specific phase for a specified duration. For example, how many defects remained in the Open status for more than 5 working days.

Specify the field that defines phases, the specific phase, the duration, and working days.

Progress Graph

Shows the accumulation of defects in an ALM project, or the estimated/actual amount of time taken to fix these defects, at specific points during a period of time.

Specify the time interval displayed along the x-axis, the defect information by which ALM groups the data, and the data displayed along the y-axis. Specify whether you want to view the number of defects or the change in the number of defects.

Summary Graph

Shows a summary of the number of defects in an ALM project, or the estimated/actual amount of time taken to fix these defects.

Specify the type of data displayed along the x-axis, the type of data displayed along the y-axis, and the defect information by which ALM groups the data.

Trend Graph

Shows the history of changes to specific defect fields in an ALM project, for each time interval displayed.

Specify the field for which you want to view the number of changes, and the time period for which you want to view data. Each priority change is only recorded once for the purpose of this graph. For example, if a field was changed from Urgent to Very High to Urgent, the Urgent priority change will only be recorded once in this graph.