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SSB BART Group’s AMP site at https://amp.ssbbartgroup.com has some new enhancements and features which were launched on Monday. Here are the highlights:

Improved Navigation

The Navigation options in AMP have been streamlined to offer the user the most appropriate options from any given screen without overwhelming them with rarely used or unnecessary possibilities. The UI is being geared towards two separate modes: “View” and “Edit”.

Report Wizard Steps

The “linear” idea of the work flow has been changed so it is easier to perform secondary tasks without leaving the Wizard. By adding “substeps” the user can add items such as Patterns or Modules and have their place in the overall creation process appropriately displayed.

Side Navigation

The links on the right have been pared down and grouped so that the user only sees the “”View” options when they are on pages where they cannot edit data and “Edit” options when they are on pages where they can. This reduces the clutter and allows a more specific path the the many pages in AMP

View/Edit Mode

At the top of the side navigation there is now a prominent link to either “Edit” or “View” the report, module, etc. that is being viewed. The user who has permission to edit can now quickly toggle between these “modes” more quickly and easily.

Quicknav

The Quicknav is back. Rather than appear as another long list of links the Quicknav now shows the most prominent actions for the page being viewed. This list of links had only been used as the “Summary” and “Details” links on our “View” pages and now appears more in the Report Wizard allowing the user to easily add items like Modules and Patterns without having to leave the context of the Wizard.

High Level Audit

AMP now offers the user the ability to choose the type of report they will be creating. In order to facilitate a more agile testing approach the High Level Audit (HLA) has been introduced. The features of the HLA include:

Groundwork Screen

The Groundwork Screen allows the test set for the report to be set up quickly and easily. From this screen modules and patterns can be added to the report and the wizard will “loop” to all the user to add as many modules as they need to before proceeding to the next step. The Wizard navigation will only direct the user to publish the report when all modules that have been created have been tested and marked as complete.

Module Assignment

The HLA relies more on testers being assigned modules rather than use cases and now this assignment is facilitated through AMP. On the module creation screen there is a new select field that lists all users that have write permission to that report. Once the module has been assigned to the users it will appear on their “Tasks” page in a new table called “Modules To Be Tested.”

Module Testing

The new Module Testing screen allows a tester to perform all of the actions they need to test a single module. From there they can:

Screen shot On the Testing Page

The Module’s screenshot is now displayed at the top of the testing page to make it easier to determine if the page being testing is the page that is supposed to be tested.

Add the Module to existing Patterns

A checklist of existing patterns appears that top of this page. By checking a pattern the tester can add the module they are testing to that pattern. In order to make this screen more flexible and cut down on having to navigate away while testing the pattern can be mapped to any existing module by clicking the “Edit Pattern” link next to the pattern name in the check box list. This opens up the edit pattern screen and allows you to add and edit Best Practices mapped to the pattern as well as assign in to other modules.

Review the Manual Testing

The familiar Manual Testing list appears on this page with a few improvements. The tester can now choose to create a pattern, a global, or an individual instance from the from the instance creation forms. This is a quick and easy way to add a pattern with a single Best Practice. The Global violations also now are listed in the Manual Testing list and have the “Global” type of violation selected by default. This will allows testers to create Globals as they see them during the Manual testing phase and cut down on having to review the same page twice with two separate lists.

Review Guided Automatics

The Guided Automatic list is now on the same page as the Manual Testing list and is tucked under an appropriately named tab. This list now has bulk resolution of violations at the Media Type level to make reviewing the Guided Automatics quicker and easier.

Document Upload

Users can now upload files such as images, Excel, and Word documents to reports. This allows users to share external resources on a report by report basis.