Test Management 101: Track requirements, defects, and test cases across Jira from Zephyr Enterprise
Test and Monitor | Posted August 26, 2020

To produce complex, quality products that meet tight delivery schedules, large enterprises need the flexibility and the ability to adapt requirements to evolving customer needs. Zephyr Enterprise is a robust test management solution managed outside the Atlassian ecosystem – offering real-time Jira integration.  

Challenges to large organizations with multiple Jira instances means that unnecessary time is spent aligning teams and projects. Zephyr Enterprise gives the visibility needed to synchronize requirements, test cases, and defects across the organization.  

Here are a few simple ways that Zephyr Enterprise helps meet your tracking requirements: 

Tracking requirements across Zephyr and Jira

Zephyr provides users with the synchronization across both Zephyr and Jira when tracking and updating your requirements.  

Zephyr will record any changes that occur to your requirements from within Jira and keep the updated record of the requirement across to your Zephyr instance. This synchronization also works vice-versa. If there are changes made to a requirement in the Requirement Sync folder(s), then the changes made will be reflected in your Jira instance as well as your Zephyr instance.

Tracking defects across Zephyr and Jira

Similar to requirements, Zephyr provides synchronization across both Zephyr and Jira when tracking and updating your defects.  

Zephyr will record any changes that occur to your defects from within Jira and keep the updated record of the requirement across to your Zephyr instance.

Track requirement, test case, and defect mapping across Zephyr and Jira

Zephyr provides the synchronization of your requirements, test cases, and defects including the mapping between all three across Zephyr and Jira. With the integration of Jira to your Zephyr instance, we assure that Zephyr tracks the mapping and related links between requirements, test cases, and defects. 

For further reading and examples on how to set up these Jira instances, check out our documentation:

https://zephyrdocs.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ZE/pages/1558438166/Adding+and+Connecting+JIRA+Instances 

Stay tuned for the next installment in our Test Management 101 blog series, where we will cover the value of configurations.

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