Quality Center vs. TFS is a question I hear a lot, each customer that works with Quality Center has faced this question when the development team has decided to work with TFS or the Testers want features to help them improve their testing quality.
Instead of talking about that subject only with my customers I decided to write something on that subject to help you understand the power of TFS for Testers, and how this platform will improve your Testing abilities with more advance features and align the Testers as part of the development Team.
I have recently surpassed a milestone of helping over 100 companies migrate and implement Team Foundation Server to become the backbone of their Application Lifecycle Management.
Through this work, I have come to an analogy that “testing is like the nail holding a picture on the wall.” It is this nail which prevents the picture from falling to the ground; however, it is the wall that holds the nail in place. Some nails hold the picture up for years and some for only days; thus, the strength and composition of the wall becomes very important to the picture. In this analogy, the picture is Development, Testing the nail and Tools determine the strength of the wall.
We need a solid structure to hang all our work, which means our tools and process must be solid and complete. Over the years, I have learned that a great development team needs exceptional testers, and exceptional testers need a very good tool to manage their work and relationship with their developers.