Test Process & SDLC Trends from LogiGear’s 2010 Global Testing Survey- LogiGear Magazine

Michael Hackett continues in this issue a round-up of results from the surveys focusing on test process and SDLC.

Process

The objective of this survey and analysis is to gather information on the actual state-of-the-practice in software testing today. The questions originate from software development team assessments I executed over the years. A process assessment is an observation and questioning of how and what you and your team does.

In such a long survey, I wanted to keep process questions to a minimum and seek free-form comments and opinions on perceptions of process, and save more survey time for assessment of actual practices, strategy and execution rather than an individual’s plan for a process. The following section of questions deals directly with the development process itself. Results from this section has always been informative for managers as it deals directly with how things ought to be and what perceptions are for the process itself─in most cases there is a discrepancy between reality and the best laid plans! Let’s take a look at the Process portion of the survey.

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Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."