Thursday, October 31, 2013

Test Organization

Test Organization

Independent Testing

  • Is unbiased
  • Sees other and different defects
  • Can verify (implicit) assumptions.Made by developers during specification and implementation of the system

  • Isolation and lack of communication
  • Interpersonal level
  • Isolation from the broader (business) view
  • Independent testing may become a bottleneck
  • May be blamed for delays in release
  • Developers may lose a sense of responsibility for quality

  • No independent testers (Developers test their own code/Developers might test each other's programs )
  • Independent testers within the development teams
  • Independent test team or group within the organization (Reporting to project management or executive management)
  • Independent testers from the business organization or user community
  • Independent test specialists for specific test types(E.g., usability testers, security testers or certification testers)
  • Independent testers outsourced or external to the organization (Might be a separate organization)

  • Component testing - Testing should be performed in close conjunction with the development activities
  • Integration testing - Higher independence is required / particular QA knows the big picture
  • System testing - Independence from the development is crucial

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