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 4 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 test. …

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 5 most common misconceptions about how Software Testing differs from other testing. Five Common Misconceptions Some of the most common misconceptions about …