Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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 it into Tosca is not available. Integration with end-to-end automation tools, like Worksoft or Tosca, is not provided by CA ARD as of now. Although there are many integrations which are already available, like Jenkins for automatic performance testing, where we can actually build batches and all, still, there's room for improvement here which the CA ARD team can work on.
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 would be nice, from the user-interface point of view, for them to improve it. In terms of testing or defects, we are able to track it currently, based on each task. But if the testing team could have different access rights, that would really help.
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 that the tests which we directly exposed have one set of data that we can directly expose and run in App Test. Once we run it, we come to know whether the test has passed or failed. Currently, when we are running a test in App Test, we are running it with TDM data, so it helps my tests run with multiple sets of data at once. I feel that it is a more efficient process if we are running a test with different sets of TDM data. However, if you take data directly from ARD, it is one test with one set of data, which is getting executed. Therefore, data flexibility is something which I would like to see, along with more integration with App Test. Also, a template in App Test should be created in advance. This has proven to be time consuming. The process is not fully automated, because there is a lot of manual intervention is required. I would like an enhancement or something from the tool that I can use in a more automated way than a manual process.
ARD is constantly improving, and CA is always working on adding new features. Integration with Agile management tools can be improved, i.e., mainly test case maintenance and linking test cases to the automation script.
Aligning models so they look clear and readable without having to move boxes around. Saving different subsets of test cases, use cases, etc., of a given diagram, for different purposes and providing an easy way to name those subsets.