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IT Acumens Forum => Programming Discussions for Engineers => Programming in "Vc++" => Topic started by: sukishan on Aug 13, 2009, 06:08 PM

Title: What steps are needed to develop and run software tests?
Post by: sukishan on Aug 13, 2009, 06:08 PM
The following are some of the steps to consider:
Obtain requirements, functional design, and internal design specifications and other necessary documents
Obtain budget and schedule requirements
Determine project-related personnel and their responsibilities, reporting requirements, required standards and processes (such as release processes, change processes, etc.)
Identify application's higher-risk aspects, set priorities, and determine scope and limitations of tests
Determine test approaches and methods - unit, integration, functional, system, load, usability tests, etc.
Determine test environment requirements (hardware, software, communications, etc.)
Determine testware requirements (record/playback tools, coverage analyzers, test tracking, problem/bug tracking, etc.)
Determine test input data requirements
Identify tasks, those responsible for tasks, and labor requirements
Set schedule estimates, timelines, milestones
Determine input equivalence classes, boundary value analyses, error classes
Prepare test plan document and have needed reviews/approvals
Write test cases
Have needed reviews/inspections/approvals of test cases
Prepare test environment and testware, obtain needed user manuals/reference documents/configuration guides/installation guides, set up test tracking processes, set up logging and archiving processes, set up or obtain test input data
Obtain and install software releases
Perform tests
Evaluate and report results
Track problems/bugs and fixes
Retest as needed
Maintain and update test plans, test cases, test environment, and testware through life cycle