Support MES Quality Commander® (MQC)

What is MQC?

MES Quality Commander® is a monitoring and management tool for the comprehensive quality assessment of model-based software development. User-friendly visualizations, evaluations, and data capturing assist the user to assess the current quality of artifacts and provide a status overview of the overall project quality. In addition, MQC shows the quality trend, which provides information about the progress of the project. MQC can be seamlessly integrated into any development environment or Continuous Integration.

Highlights in latest versions of MES Quality Commander® (MQC) v.5.3

Project Creation Wizard
When creating a new project you only need to specify the location of your data (source) and the revision granularity in the dialog. The project will then be set up automatically including the import of data, which significantly reduces the set up time.

Multiple Git Repositories as one Data Source
Configure one data source for a multiple number of similarly structured Git repositories containing your data. This can reduce your configuration effort considerably, as you will only need one Git configuration (branches, commits, time range, etc.) for a list of similar Git repositories.

 

 

MQC v.5.2

Highlights in MES Quality Commander® (MQC) v.5.2

  • Aggregation of artifact structure levels keeps the overview manageable even in very large projects. All visualizations can be adapted according to the selected structural level.
  • Sorting and searching were added to the KPI visualizations for Artifacts, Quality Properties, and Measures.
  • Improvements to tool adapters and Git connection for enhanced performance.
MQC v.5.1

Highlights in MES Quality Commander® (MQC) v.5.1

Annotations for Quality Properties
Use annotations to justify and adapt quality values directly in the project. Annotations can change either the quality bin or the quality value of a quality property measure. A validity time frame can be applied.

MQC v.5.0

Highlights in MES Quality Commander® (MQC) v.5.0

MQC supports GIT as a source of data. Custom filter options can be used to preselect relevant data.

Differences in the quality and availability of data between revisions are calculated and shown in the new “Diff” view.

Quality bins are user-configurable in name, number, thresholds, and color-scheme for convenient adaptation.

 

Installation

MQC Editor:

  • Extract the MQC zip file (TIB_sfire-analyst_7.11.0_win.zip) into a target folder with write access.
  • Navigate to the MES_MQC_SpotfireAnalyst10-10-3_single_user_win\Products\TIBCO Spotfire Installer\ directory
  • Execute the setup file (.exe)
  • Follow the installation instructions provided by the MQC User Guide.

 

Update to the Latest Version

MQC Editor:

  • On startup choose to login to the MQC Server instead of working offline.
  • In case of available updates, you will be automatically prompted to update.
  • Confirming the update will install the latest version of MQC.

For further information, please, check the installation instructions provided by the MQC User Guide.

System Requirements

The following system requirements must be in place to use MQC:

MQC Editor:

  • Windows (7 + 8 + 10 - 64-bit versions)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 (or higher)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (or higher)

Read more about detailed hardware requirements in the MQC User Guide.

Quick Start

The MQC User Guide includes a Quick Start Guide, which gives you an introduction into the functionality of the MES Quality Commander®. It shows you how to use MQC to analyse your project quality and data. In detail you are guided, how to:

  • Create a new analysis
  • Load your data into MQC
  • Configure MQC according to your project needs
  • Check trend and status of your project KPIs and quality
  • Identify root causes of insufficient quality

Suggestions

If you have any suggestions to help us improve the MES Quality Commander® (MQC), please do not hesitate to contact us:
Email: mqc@model-engineers.com

User Instruction

User Guide

The MQC User Guide presents clear instructions on how to work with the MES Quality Commander® (MQC). It provides users with information about getting started and working with MQC.

MQC User Guide

You can easily call the User Guide (PDF format) by clicking on “Help” > “User Guide for MES Quality Commander” in the menu.

Additionally, by clicking on any of the “Help” icons within the tool you will be directly lead into specific chapters resp. sections of the User Guide (HTML format) (see image).

MQC Related Videos

 

Release Notes - MQC v.5.3 (December 2021)

New Project Creation with Interactive Configuration

  • MQC streamlined the new project creation. When you select "Create new project" a dialog asks for the location of your data (source) and the revision granularity. After confirming the dialog the project will be set up.
  • With the new dialog less steps are needed to set up your project and you can provide data earlier. The overall setup process is quicker, because you can import your data directly during the setup.

Multiple Git Repositories as one Data Source

  • If you have a high number of similar Git repositories containing your data, you can now configure these as one data source.
  • One Git configuration (branches, commits, time range, etc.) can be used for a list of Git repositories with a similar structure (e.g. when each artifact is contained in its own repository).
  • This considerably reduces the configuration effort for Git data sources.

Direct Access to MQC Showcase

  • The MQC Showcase project is now shipped with MQC and can be accessed with one click from the landing page in the web player or the client.
  • The MQC Showcase is a ready to use MQC project where you get the full MQC experience and try out the features for yourself.

MQC Server Installation Documentation

  • The new MQC Server Installation documentation provides you with concise information on the requirements and procedures for the server installation on your own system.
  • The documentation is easy to understand and contains the recommended installation parameters and steps.
  • Installation scripts, configuration files with recommended settings, and a manual on how to install a SSL certificate ensures a smooth and easy installation process.

User Authentication by LDAP

  • The MQC server supports a variety of authentication providers, the default being the local database.
  • LDAP is now officially supported. By configuring the use of LDAP for authentication LDAP users and/or user groups can be given access to MQC. The user permissions are configured individually or by inheriting from generic user groups provided by MQC.
  • The LDAP configuration is part of the Server Installation documentation.

User Experience

  • Annotations are now part of the created report. All Annotations and all quality modifications are listed.
  • The diff pages were improved by changing the order of the KPIs (Deteriorations > Improvements > No Changes). The visualizations now show a decimal for values lower than 10. Even miniscule changes are shown as at least +/- 0.1.