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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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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,... more»
SeniorMaa424
Consultant
Senior Manager Test Engineering with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

There are tons of really valuable features. First of all, it's a model-based testing tool and the market of model-based testing is pretty... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a number of challenges and one of the methods we use to solve these is model-based testing. That's what we're researching right now.... more»

What needs improvement?

I don't know what improvements to make since we are not yet using this in production. We are still in the preliminary stages of testing. I plan... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We hadn't used model-based testing tools before.

What other advice do I have??

I think that this product is going to be very good, because of the team who develops it. They are trying to identify the important features the... more»
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FrontLin0598
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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I have not previously used a test case design tool. The company was just using ALM for our test management: creating manual test cases,... 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... more»
SeniorITb049
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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»
Lana Rousakovski
Consultant
Senior Leader in Software Testing and Process Improvement at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to create models/diagrams at multiple levels helps in taking models from high-level business requirements... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using the test modeling approach helped * get early alignment on requirements * prevent design and implementation... 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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»
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... 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... 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»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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: *... more»
it_user272643
Real User
Software Quality Assurance at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 24 2016

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is that you can actually develop some of the business designs in the application and transfer that into scenarios if... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I believe the best thing is that you can automatically generate your test cases.

What needs improvement?

Because of the way it is designed, all the boxes are displayed no matter how many there are. So, the more boxes you create the smaller and... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Well right now we use multiple systems. For example, if you want to build your business diagram, you have to use Visio. You can’t export the... more»

What other advice do I have??

Because of the amount of time that you have to invest to maintain it and because its not simple, not user friendly, I would rate CA Agile... more»
QualityEf299
Real User
Quality Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Model building: Creating business process flows * Test case generation: Manual or automated * Automation script... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We deliver test cases ten times faster and automate in hours vs. days or weeks. We went from 90+ days behind in new... more»

What needs improvement?

Adding more connectivity to outside applications and the amount of detail we can export to systems of record could be... more»

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

If you have a large group, don’t mess with nickel and diming the licensing. Just do your PoC. Then get the Enterprise... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We utilized HP UFT”. “We changed toll sets when we changed to a model based testing strategy”. In addition we moved... more»

What other advice do I have??

Kick it off with users who are excited and interested in making the change. Users who are not on-board with the... 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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