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Managing the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Test

Writing a test plan gives you a chance to collect your thoughts, your ideas and your memories create a concrete way to tackle the tasks ahead. In this book excerpt Rex Black offers a practical approach to writing one or more test plans for your project. And he walks you through a sample template that he uses to develop a solid test plan.

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the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing, 2nd Edition written by Rex Black and published by John Wiley & Sons Inc. Writing a test plan gives you a chance to collect your thoughts, your ideas and your memories create a concrete way to tackle the tasks ahead. In "Chapter2, The Test Plan," Black offers a practical approach to writing one or more test plans for your project. And he walks you through a sample template that he uses to develop a solid test plan.


Managing the Testing ProcessBook description:
In this update of his bestselling book Rex Black walks you through how to develop essential tools and apply them to your test project. He helps you master the basic tools, apply the techniques to manage your resources, and give each area just the right amount of attention so that you can successfully survive managing a test project.

Offering a thorough review of the tools and resources you will need to manage both large and small projects for hardware and software, this book prepares you to adapt the concepts across a broad range of settings. Simple and effective, the tools comply with industry standards and bring you up to date with the best test management practices and tools of leading hardware and software vendors. Rex Black draws from his own numerous testing experiences -- including the bad ones, so you can learn from his mistakes -- to provide you with insightful tips in test project management. He explores such topics as:

  • Dates, budgets, and quality-expectations vs. reality
  • Fitting the testing process into the overall development or maintenance process
  • How to choose and when to use test engineers and technicians, contractors and consultants, and external test labs and vendors
  • Setting up and using an effective and simple bug-tracking database
  • Following the status of each test case

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This was last published in February 2007

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