Create and manage waterfall projects

An overview of the tasks involved in creating a waterfall project.

The following tables, arranged by task group, list the tasks involved in creating a waterfall project.

Table 1. Create a new project
Task How do I do this?
Create a new project
  • Navigate to Project > Projects > Create New.
  • Navigate to Project > Projects > Workbench and click New Project.
Table 2. Open an existing project
Task How do I do this?
Open a project in the project workbench
  • Click the Project Workbench related link on the Project form.
  • Navigate to Project > Projects > Workbench and select the project from the Select Projects choice list in the workbench header.
Table 3. Add phases to a project from the project workbench
Task How do I do this?
Create a waterfall phase for a project Click the Add phase icon () and select Waterfall from the Phase Type choice list.
Create a test phase for a project Click the Add phase icon () and select Test from the Phase Type choice list.
Table 4. Edit a project phase from the project workbench
Task How do I do this?
Edit a waterfall phase for a project Click the Edit phase icon () on a project phase and make the required changes in the details of the project phase.
Edit a test phase for a project Click the Edit phase icon () on the test phase and make the required changes in the details of the test phase.
Table 5. Add milestones to a project from the project workbench
Task How do I do this?
Add milestones to a project Click the Add phase icon () and then click Milestone at the top of the Add Phase pop-up window.
Table 6. Set up manual testing
Task How do I do this?
Create a test plan Navigate to Test Management > Test Execution > Test Plans > New.
Add test cases to a test plan Click the Add Test Cases from Test Suite related link on the Test Plan form.
Create a test phase Click the Add Phase button on the project workbench.
Add a test plan to a test phase Click the Edit Phase icon () for the test phase and enter the name of the Test Plan.
Assign test cases to testers Select a user in the Assigned to field on the Test Case form.
Notify testers to start testing Click the Notify testers to start testing related link on the Test Plan form.
Tester performs tests and submits results Navigate to Self-Service > My Tests or Self-Service > My Assessments.
Monitor the testing progress The Test Plans list, Test Plan form, and Test Case form all display results for test cases and individual tests.
Testing sign-off Click the Sign-off Test Plan related link on Test Plan form.