In today's times, various businesses are getting the process automated in order to improve the business efficiency by reducing the costs. The only goal of business process automation is to enhance the productivity of a business by streamlining it and to ensure that each workflow process accurately reflects the business process.
Being a new concept in itself, the business process automation is now adopting a trend of emerging business. During this process, important is to have a clear knowledge about what is workflow testing and how it is implemented? Also, the people involved in such type of testing must know how the strategies can be implemented while conducting workflow testing.
Talking about functional testing, we are also facing a new changing trend that has revolutionized the way of software changing trend. It is known as workflow testing. It is a technique that helps in testing software which routes through a record by passing each workflow.
The tests are performed in such a manner that does not disturb the working flow of business process and workflow. It not only brings in huge exciting opportunities but also gets a lot of new sets of challenges. With a sole aim of ascertaining the functionality of business process automation is working in an expected manner or not. Also, it is essential to have good knowledge about whether the software is working on the supported browsers and operating systems.
It is found to be a specialized way of sub testing a domain that requires in depth of knowledge of a business flow.
The workflow testing is divided into three phases. These are as follows:1. Workflow analysis
In this phase, an initial analysis is done in order to learn about the requirements of the clients. This is done by simply going through the requirements of the clients. The requirements of the to-be process are laid down in this phase. To implement the business process, a process model blueprint is prepared by the clients. The analysis of test data is also conducted in this phase by undergoing an interpretation of analysis of data.2. Workflow designing
In this stage, a workflow test is prepared. This test plan is based on the complete understanding of the business processes, rules and events taken place. The rule based scenarios are acknowledged by outlining different rules used in a business plan. Next, based on a user story of the workflow, knit workflow test cases that can be categorized in three different categories:
In this stage, the execution of workflow test cases is done on basis of rules and tasks. The defects are recognized and noted on the defect tracking tools. Post this; the business process features are re-examined. In addition to this, the test is repeated on the selected defects. Any discrepancies found will be reopened and informed to the team and published in four different locations:
Unlike the traditional way of testing, the process of workflow testing is new and innovative. To undergo this process, it is important to delegate this responsibility to someone who has the capability to think out of the box by taking utmost care of the requirements of process.