The Quality topic provides dashboards with some key statistics and results of audits and metrics that can be of interest to QA managers and teams. The information is "live" based on the actual state of work on the projects that feed data into the dashboard. The dashboard's information can be viewed for any of 3 scopes:
Global: statistics are rolled up for all projects managed with Polarion to provide a high-level view of the current state of quality across your entire organization. To access this scope, open the repository (see User Guide: Accessing Projects).
Project Group: statistics are rolled up for all projects in a selected project group (which corresponds to a folder in the repository). This gives you a high-level overview of overall quality for all projects in the group. To access this scope, open the desired project group (see User Guide: Accessing Projects). Then select the Quality topic in the Navigation pane.
Project: statistics are rolled up for a currently open project to provide a picture of the current state of the project's quality. To access this scope, open the desired project (see User Guide: Accessing Projects), then select the Quality topic in the Navigation pane.
Links in the dashboard for a broader scope enable you to drill down to the narrower scope(s), and into different projects.
For project groups and repositories, the dashboard displays a score with a radar chart resulting from the Process Audit
processaudit) calculation. Data are aggregated from child projects and project groups. There is also a table listing scores
for individual disciplines of the child projects and project groups.
In the project scope, the Quality topic has several sub-topics which load dashboards with different information about the current level of quality in the project. This information includes quality audits and metrics. The following sections briefly describe these dashboards.
The sub-topics of the Quality Topic provide dashboards that roll up information from audits and report key quality metrics.
This dashboard reports statistics about compliance with a process. The data are the result of Process Audit analysis (calculation
processaudit). The dashboard contains a radar chart and a table showing project score (a percentage rating, 0% to 100%) in
several "disciplines" as measured by Process Audit: Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Schedule Control, Quality Control, and Process
Organization. A total score is also displayed, calculated as the arithmetical mean value of individual scores.
In addition to statistical information, this dashboard provides detailed embedded knowledge about the process. For every "discipline" there is a detail table with list of rules and scores. You can click on a rule and see a page with details about meaning of the rule, violations found, how to fix non-compliance, and configuration possibilities.
You can configure some aspects of this dashboard. See Administrator's Guide: Configuring Reports: Process Quality Report.
The dashboard in the Work Items topic provides some key metrics and statistics about the current state of Work Items in the currently selected project. It shows such things as counts of unresolved and unassigned Work Items. The Quality Audit metric in the Metrics portlet can be of interest for quality assurance teams and managers.
Work Item metrics and statistics are calculated by the
trackeranalysis calculation. It is possible to configure which
metrics and statics are displayed, their labels, and also layout of the dashboard page. For information, see Administrator's Guide: Configuring
Reports: Work Item Quality Report.
This dashboard provides a view on the current state of unit test coverage and success ratio of unit tests. It also provides drill-down links to details about coverage, and to your unit tests. It shows unit test success ratio and coverage for Maven artifacts with Java sources and tests. The detailed Maven unit test and coverage reports are linked.
Data shown in this topic are updated either during the Process Audit calculation (
processaudit) or when the artifact is
built using the option
Update reports together with the build. (For more information, see Administrator's Guide:
Advanced Build Management: Complex and Custom Building.
This dashboard is of interest if your organization implements compliance with the CMMI maturity model. Using actual data about the status of a project, it reflects the current level of compliance with all the indicators defined by CMMI. The dashboard can help organizations learn about CMMI, as all the points for Level 3 compliance are shown in the dashboard.