Notify testers to start testing

If you are using guided test execution, you can notify testers to start testing from the Test Plan form.

About this task

Clicking the Notify Tester related link creates assessments for each of the testers assigned to the test cases in the test plan. The assessments engine sends an email to the testers to alert them about the assigned assessment. Testers can find the assessments by navigating to Self-Service > My Tests or Self-Service > My Assessments.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Test Management > Test Execution > Test Plans.
  2. Open the desired test plan.
  3. If necessary, use the Assigned to field to assign testers to the test cases in the Test Cases related list.
  4. Click the Notify Tester related link.
  5. Enter a date in the Testing end date field in the dialog box and click OK.
    This date is used as the due date for the assessment.
    A message indicates that testing has been kicked off and the assigned testers have been notified. The Notify Tester related link on the Test Plan form toggles to the Cancel test execution related link.
    If the test plan is assigned to a project, the Testing start date is validated against the test phase start and end dates.
  6. Click OK.
    After clicking this link, it toggles to Cancel test execution.