Managing the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing / Edition 3

Managing the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing / Edition 3

by Rex Black
     
 

Proven tips and tools for building and executing an effective test project

Earlier editions of this book have helped test managers around the world to develop essential tools and apply them to successful test project management. In this third edition of his bestseller, Rex Black shares lessons he has learned in the decade since the first edition came out and

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Overview

Proven tips and tools for building and executing an effective test project

Earlier editions of this book have helped test managers around the world to develop essential tools and apply them to successful test project management. In this third edition of his bestseller, Rex Black shares lessons he has learned in the decade since the first edition came out and provides a thorough review of the latest tools and resources, making this book even more valuable.

A structured test operation is planned, repeatable, and documented, but preserves creativity and flexibility in all the right places. Rex Black teaches you to develop models for understanding the meaning of the myriad data points generated by testing. Then you can effectively manage what is often a confusing, chaotic, and change-ridden area of the project, building an effective and efficient test organization. You will learn about:

  • Building a business case for solid testing
  • Mastering Agile testing challenges, applying risk-based testing, and managing distributed and outsourced testing
  • Understanding and adapting the new IEEE 829 standard
  • Building a high-performance test team using skills management, training, and certification
  • Building and managing an effective test organization, explained with plenty of real-world examples, exercises, and solutions

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470404157
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Pages:
676
Sales rank:
1,483,364
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Defining What's on Your Plate: The Foundation of a Test Project1
Ch. 2Plotting and Presenting Your Course: The Test Plan45
Ch. 3Test System Architecture, Cases, and Coverage73
Ch. 4An Exciting Career in Entomology Awaits You: A Bug Tracking Database121
Ch. 5Managing Test Cases: The Test Tracking Spreadsheet179
Ch. 6Tips and Tools for Crunch Time: Managing the Dynamic213
Ch. 7Stocking and Managing a Test Lab249
Ch. 8Staffing and Managing a Test Team275
Ch. 9The Triumph of Politics: Organizational Challenges for Test Managers333
Ch. 10Involving Other Players: Distributing a Test Project375
Ch. 11Testing in Context: Economics, Life Cycles, and Process Maturity401
App. AHardware Testing Fundamentals: An Introduction for Software Testing Professionals451
App. B: Bibliography, Related Readings, and Other Resources463
Glossary471
Index479

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