This test assessment handbook will allow an organization to assess its own test operation or another’s test operation. This handbook examines the following twelve critical testing processes:
1.Overall Test Process Effectiveness and Efficiency
2.Test Alignment with Project, Process, Product, and Organizational Context
3.Requirements and Quality Risk Analysis
4.Estimation of Test Time and Resources
6.Staffing and Developing a Test Team
7.Creating a Test System
8.Test Object Delivery and Test Release Management
10.Defect Reporting and Management
11.Test Status Reporting and Management
12.Change Management, Project End-Game, and Product Release/Deployment
With thirty years of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is President of RBCS (www.rbcs-us.com), a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. For almost twenty years, RBCS has delivered consulting, outsourcing and training services in the areas of software, hardware, and systems testing and quality. Employing the industry’s most experienced and recognized consultants, RBCS conducts product testing, builds and improves testing groups, and provides testing staff for hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS clients save time and money through higher quality, improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved reputation, and more. As the leader of RBCS, Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process, has sold over 50,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases, and is now in its third edition. His eight other books on testing, Advanced Software Testing: Volumes I, II, and III, Critical Testing Processes, Foundations of Software Testing, Pragmatic Software Testing, Testing Metrics, and Fundamentos de Pruebas de Software, have also sold tens of thousands of copies, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indian, Polish, and Russian editions. He has written over forty articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about fifty keynotes and other speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board and of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.
Judy McKay has spent the last 30 years working in the high tech industry with particular focus on software quality assurance and software testing. She has managed departments encompassing all aspects of the software lifecycle including requirements design and analysis, software development, database design, software quality assurance, software testing, technical support, professional services, configuration management, technical publications and software licensing. Her career has spanned across commercial software companies, aerospace, foreign-owned R&D, networking and various Internet companies.Judy has been conducting training seminars nationwide for ten years.