Using Magnitude in

Designed to work with the built-in Caliber Visualize test case engine called Test Case Insight, the flexible, user-configurable magnitude settings can provide your team with What-If analysis, complexity weighting, level-of-effort calculations, and other factors based on your business model.

The default values are intended as a guideline to use when you need to create statistics that include weighting. These statistics can be used to determine importance, ranking, weight, or level of effort for test cases in Caliber Visualize. You might also want to use numbers that reflect values that are used in your business to indicate other units of measure for estimating, units of work, or other factors.

Magnitude numbering can be used to indicate many rankings or measurements. Some examples are shown in the following list:

The following list describes some uses for magnitude settings:
  • Allows you to automatically calculate complexity based on magnitude assignments for Caliber Visualize objects
  • Provides a graphical representation that displays complexity points for a given project, simulation, scenario, or template
  • Supports What-If analysis for data evaluation
  • Provides basic test scoping, similar to story points, by creating a simple baseline
  • Allows testers to choose and rank test cases based on weight determined by magnitude settings.
  • Provides insight for test case exploration, test case assessment, and test case selection
  • Supports test case generation to commonly available formats, such as comma separated values (CSV).
  • Capability to create a URL from a target test-management environment back to Caliber Visualize test objects that allow reviewing and authoring activities