Is it possible to exclude Zephyr test case issue types from chart boards in GreenHopper?

We are using Jira with both Zephyr and Greenhopper together. I would like to be able to use the chart board for tracking our release progress, but we have to leave our "test case" issue types open for Zephyr. So we wind up with tons of open/in progress issues for the release (the test cases) which makes the release look like it's going very poorly indeed from a burndown perspective.

Our current process is to create a Story with a point estimate, add subtasks for development tasks with time estimates and then link the test case issue to the Story to show the relationship. The QA team also adds subtasks to the story for creating and executing the test case.

Does anyone else use both Zephyr and Greenhopper together? And have you found a way to make them work better together? Or at a minimum, have you found a way to exclude test case issue types from the chart boards?

2 answers

Hi,
There are two ways we at Zephyr knows to work around this issue.
1. You can close testcases (bulk change). While this has no functional meaning to the testcase, it will make it disappear from GH charts.
2. Split the projects. Use scrum template for GH project (which dictates a specific issueTypeScheme).
Kind Regards,
Chris

regarding the second solution:

Version then have to be created for both projects, right?
And product managers, have to switch to the "test cases" project to see if test cycles pass or fail, right?

I have the same issue and it's really annoying.
The test cases should not be in the backlog (we create test cases for regression tests which is never closed since they are allways executed before each release) and an option to hide them from the backlog would be very welcome.

It's very clear that Atlassion is twisting their bugtracking engine inside out to squeese in as many agile plugins as possible, and the result is not allways what you would expect.

We eliminated this problem, by using rapidboards. We simply filter out "Test Case" issues.

But if this is a fix or the solution, I can't deside.

Thanks for the tip! :)
I did something similar, a quick filter for our scrum board (in plan mode) which only displays stories, bugs and improvements.

Not a solution though, more of a workaround.
The testcases should not be there at all - looking forward to an update where not everything in jira is an issue... ;)

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