QuickLean Solution – 4 Phases of Test Asset Migration


There has been a lot of activity in the area of functional testing since June 2015 with the release of HP’s Lean Functional Testing (LeanFT) tool. LeanFT has been built specifically for Continuous Testing and Continuous Integration and leads to Continuous Development. It aligns perfectly with Agile and DevOps environments that demand a shift left approach for testing. It gets fully embedded in the standard integrated development environment and has more advanced features compared to Unified Functional Testing tool (UFT). Global enterprises currently using UFT visualize enormous benefits in migrating to LeanFT due to its effective features and the core functionality support it provides. In addition, with the ever changing business needs, enterprises realize the need to adapt and use latest test automation tools like LeanFT to support their business activities and realize quality output within shorter timelines.

Let us try to know how to migrate your existing UFT scripts to LeanFT.

How to migrate your existing UFT scripts to LeanFT?

In order to migrate your UFT scripts to LeanFT, there exist two possibilities:

  1. Rewrite the scripts in LeanFT
  2. Use automated tools to migrate existing UFT scripts to LeanFT

The first possibility of rewriting the whole scripts in LeanFT takes a long time and involves a lot of resource time & efforts and increases the cost component thereby.

Now, let us discuss the second possibility of using an automated tool, for example QuickLean, to migrate your existing UFT scripts to LeanFT. Some of the significant benefits obtained by using automated migration solutions are:

  1. Using automation, the entire migration process is accelerated, creating test assets which are standardized and it becomes easy to maintain and use them at a later point of time
  2. It also needs minimal knowledge transition and less management oversight thus reducing overhead costs
  3. Business remains as usual even while migration

From the above facts, it definitely seems more ideal an option to use an automated tool like QuickLean that helps migrate VB scripts to LeanFT scripts either in Java or C#. QuickLean is the first of its kind migration accelerator developed by Cigniti Technologies that helps convert your UFT scripts to LeanFT.

QuickLean as a migration accelerator follows a 4-phased test asset migration approach as detailed below.

QuickLean – 4 Phases of Test Asset Migration

Typically, the QuickLean Test Asset Migration journey, that is, migration from HP UFT to LeanFT, is broadly divided into four Phases named as Discover, Plan, Migrate, and Validate.

Discover: This phase begins with the identification of the volume of the test assets to be migrated, followed by profiling, and then finally generating an Assessment Report. It helps to subsequently understand the return on investment (ROI) of the migration process and helps prepare a migration strategy.

Plan: In the Plan stage, after effective evaluation of the status of people, process, and technology, an
in-depth migration strategy is created and acceptance criteria defined. In addition, a detailed plan is created by a listing of periodic milestones and regular checkpoints. This helps to keep the migration process on schedule and on a uniform track.

Migrate: In this phase of test asset migration, the actual migration of scripts is done and further deployed.

Validate: In the Validation stage, all the test scripts or test assets are validated, re-factored, and signed off.

QuickLean Solution - 4 Phases of Test Asset Migration

QuickLean is capable of migrating any test automation design pattern, and can migrate to any target language that it supports. Being scalable, it supports multiple technologies or object repository styles or data sources. If your test suite is in HP ALM, QuickLean has inbuilt utilities that can automatically mobilize your test assets and initiate the migration process. It automates migration that ensures a quicker migration process with an 80% reduction in the migration time.

Using QuickLean, there will be no change in the program structure. It facilitates line-by-line code migration, and does not miss out on any scripts. It ensures that quality is maintained. Moreover, it helps identify migration issues far quicker than manual migration, thus allowing the expert Cigniti’s LeanFT migration team to quickly fix the issues and ensure perfect customization, helping reduce the overall migration time. upload your UFT test scripts to know the effectiveness of the solution.

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