Software Testing 3.0: Delivering on the Promise of Software Testing

This is an adaptation of a presentation entitled Software Testing 3.0 given by Hung Nguyen, LogiGear CEO, President, and Founder. The presentation was given as the keynote at the Spring 2007 STPCON conference in San Mateo, California. Watch for an upcoming whitepaper based on this topic. Introduction This first article of this two article series …

Software Testing 3.0: Case Study #2

Introduction Software Testing 3.0 is a strategic end-to-end framework for change based upon a strategy to drive testing activities, tool selection, and people development that finally delivers on the promise of software testing. For more details on the evolution of software testing and Software Testing 3.0 see: Software Testing 3.0: Delivering on the Promise of …

Software Testing 3.0: Case Study #1

Introduction Software Testing 3.0 is a strategic end-to-end framework for change based upon a strategy to drive testing activities, tool selection, and people development that finally delivers on the promise of software testing. For more details on the evolution of software testing and Software Testing 3.0 see: The Early Evolution of Software Testing Software Testing …

Testing Under Pressure-Relieving the “Crunch Zone”

Introduction This article discusses the all-too-common occurrence of the time needed to perform software testing being short changed as specification, development, and unforeseen “issues” cause the phases prior to testing to expand. The result is that extreme pressure is placed upon the testing organization to perform the testing function within a reduced time frame. The …

An Explanation of Performance Testing on an Agile Team (Part 1 of 2)

Introduction This two article series describes activities that are central to successfully integrating application performance testing into an agile process. The activities described here specifically target performance specialists who are new to the practice of fully integrating performance testing into an agile or other iteratively-based process, though many of the concepts and considerations can be …

Types of Software Testing

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Introduction When thinking of the types of software testing, many mistakenly equate the mechanism by which the testing is performed with types of software testing. The mechanism simply refers to whether you are using manual or …

Understanding Quality Cost

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Quality cost is the sum of all costs a company invests into the release of a quality product. When developing a software product, there are four types of quality costs: prevention costs, appraisal costs, internal failure …

Addressing Five Core Questions Surrounding Software Testing

Introduction Many executives have some very basic questions about software testing. These questions address the elements of quality (customer satisfaction) and money (spending the least amount of money to prevent future loss). The basic questions that executive have about software testing include: Why care about and spend money on testing? Why should testing be treated …

Automation and Requirements

Introduction In many of the test automation projects that we are involved with using our Action Based Testing methodology, management has expressed a need to relate tests and test results to system requirements. The underlying thought is that automation will create extra possibilities to control the level of compliance to requirements of the system under …

Common Misconceptions About Software Testing

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Article Synopsis There are many misconceptions about software testing. This article deals with the five most common misconceptions about how software testing differs from other testing. Five Common Misconceptions Some of the most common misconceptions about …