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Carrie Strickland
Real User
QA Group Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Now, we get automated test cases, where before we did not. It cuts out the construction time of testing, about 75%, is what we found. * It is a… more»

What needs improvement?

The only thing CA does not have today is a testing engine. So they have got the requirements piece, SDLC lifecycle with Rally (or whatever it is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of the tool was well worth the benefit that we saw on the back-end. We were able to scale down some resources to basically self-fund our… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was involved in the initial acquisition so I came to CA World two years ago and found the product and brought it back and then we piloted and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Start small. If you want to pilot the solution, because everybody starts with a pilot, pick something that is low complexity and low change, that… more»
Mridul Balaraman
Real User
Machine Learning Lead at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The basic requirements modeling is its most valuable feature. It was easy to implement the tool, onboard, and train people in the organization.

How has it helped my organization?

We started using it as part of a PoC. Now, we are trying to implement it across different projects, but we have only implemented it across one… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some of the integrations which are not working for us. However, this may be specific to our organization because we had some specific… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is the first modeling tool that I've used, so I don't have any experience with any other modeling tool.

What other advice do I have?

This is a pretty user-friendly software. For people who are working on software projects, they should probably have experience in seeing video… more»
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Gireesh Subramonian
Vendor
Assistant Manager Business Analyst at Ernst & Young
Jan 16 2019

What is most valuable?

In the case of a big epic, we are able to create it. Then, based on backlog creation, we will be able to create the user stories under that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The team I am working with was never into Agile before. We have a daily scrum-call and before that, we have to define all the tasks that we are… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more user-friendly. For example, attachments could be icon-based to make it easier for the user to notice them. Overall, it… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is our first such solution.

What other advice do I have?

For us, the process of implementing it starts with getting in touch with one of our internal teams and giving a business case for why we are going… more»
Lana Rousakovski
Consultant
Senior Leader in Software Testing and Process Improvement at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to create models/diagrams at multiple levels (nest/embed them) helps in taking models from high-level business… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using the test modeling approach helped * get early alignment on requirements * prevent design and implementation defects… more»

What needs improvement?

Aligning models so they look clear and readable without having to move boxes around. Saving different subsets of test… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Recommendation is to go with concurrent licenses as oppose to seat license; this gives more flexibility.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used another test modeling solution. ARD has better integration with automated test scripting and with test data… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is important to ensure that people first understand modeling concepts and the organization's defined modeling best… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Front Line Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 05 2018

What is most valuable?

I like the optimization, because it gives me an idea of the minimum number of test cases. It also gives me an idea of coverage. The integrations… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are trying to establish a process. As of now, we have not come to a point where we are only using ARD with other tools. We are trying to find… more»

What needs improvement?

I was looking into some pre-release testing on the integrations with CA Application Test, and when I exposed the test directly to App Test, I found… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have not previously used a test case design tool. The company was just using ALM for our test management: creating manual test cases, designing… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would advise to use this product, because it is a good way to create models and establish model-based process testing. The optimization technique… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the automatic creation of the test cases, based on the models. And the impact analyzer that shows you where… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are three major benefits. The first one is there is a time savings. It's much faster to create the model than it is to generate test cases… more»

What needs improvement?

We're actually participating with CA to provide some enhancement requests on new features we'd like to see. I can't think of any specific ones off… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

My CA representative and I were talking about a problem I was having and he described to me how this tool could help with it. This was a problem… more»

What other advice do I have?

When looking for a vendor, there are a few key things. * The features of the tool - do we already have something that exists that has that… more»
Ray Oliver
Real User
Director Of QA with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 05 2017

What is most valuable?

* The co-monitorial modeling. It lets us reduce the amount of scripts that we need to execute to get complete coverage. That is really important to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has been pretty dramatic. We have rolled it out across many of our digital teams. In the first year, we saw about a 70% reduction in our script… more»

What needs improvement?

* A better alignment to compliance-related requirements and being able to get visibility into those. It is really important for our industry. *… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We are a large legacy company with a lot of legacy software. Converting to DevOps and agile, obviously, we had to get faster to the market. Our… more»

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: The tool capability is important, but we also assess the risk of the company. For example: * How… more»
Shubham Jain
Consultant
Test Engineer Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 30 2019

What is most valuable?

CA ARD has some beautiful features which I haven't found anywhere else. For example, when designing or creating our test cases and doing scenarios, we are able to restrict our flows… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used to provide RTMs to the technical team or the testing team, but now, CA ARD is an extra helping hand. We can provide the exact scope of testing or development to the technical… more»

What needs improvement?

We are using many tools in our projects, like Tosca, but CA ARD is a very closed tool. It doesn't provide integration with Tosca. The possibility of creating a test case and exporting… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have to become more familiar with the automation part of CA ARD, and then maybe I'll come to the point of saying that it is a good tool which enables you to take your automation… more»
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CA Agile Requirements Designer is an end-to-end requirements gathering, test automation and test case design tool which drastically reduces manual testing effort and enables organizations to deliver quality software to market earlier and at less cost. The optimal set of manual or automated tests can be derived automatically from requirements modeled as unambiguous flowcharts and are linked to the right data and expected results. These tests are updated automatically when the requirements change, allowing organizations to deliver quality software which reflects changing user needs.
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