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Grudgingly, perhaps, software organizations are starting to pay more attention to testing. But not everyone’s having the success they’re hoping for. If you’re encountering turbulence, Critical Testing Processes has good news. You don’t have to change everything you’re doing. Focus on 12 specific processes Rex Black has identified. Use his practical, easy checklists. You’ll dramatically improve your odds.
Black -- whose testing/QA clients range from Cisco to the U.S. Department of Defense -- brings order to testing. His “critical processes” are organized into four areas, presented chronologically: planning, preparation, performance, and perfecting both your system and your own testing procedures.
You’ll learn how to define testing processes that stay focused on the “big picture” and learn how to focus your efforts on the most significant areas of risk. You’ll learn how to budget for testing and actually estimate its ROI. (Is that ever welcome!) There’s a full chapter on marshaling stakeholder support (not always easy). Black offers high-value techniques for organizing your test team, training its participants, using contractors, and building a complete test system.
Now you’re ready for the testing itself. Black’s critical processes include practical test release and execution processes, as well as effective bug and test reporting that doesn’t just lead to bug fixes but also to overall quality improvements. Plus, there’s a simple change management process that’s timed right, so it’s more likely to work.
This friendly, informal book has experience oozing from every pore. You’ll actually enjoy reading it. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.