Courses from Schaefer Test ConsultingOsteroy
Software Test Management You will learn:
- The basic ideology of modern software testing.
- How you can describe testing to other involved people.
- How software testing should be organized to be as effective as possible.
- How to monitor test progress and manage testing resources and schedules.
- How to interpret test results, and be sure about your release decisions.
- What kind of technology is available to increase testing efficiency and effectiveness.
- How to use defect data to improve your software work processes.
- How to tailor the general model to your own needs.
- The basic ideology of defect removal.
- Introduction, basic facts, terminology, test model
- Planning the defect removal project
- Defect data collection: how to use defect data in order to improve our way to develop systems
- How to be sure the product is reliable enough: stop criteria for testing
- How to manage testing. Some metrics and their use.
- How to check that we tested well enough; white box testing
- Testing technology: software tools for test automation
- How to introduce better testing methods in your group.
Duration: 1 or two days. If one day, no exercises are included. The two days seminar includes exercises and group discussions.
Practical Software Test Methods
You will learn:
- How to structure the test work process.
- How to make test data that are maximum effective in finding defects.
- Class partitioning, cause effect graphing, boundary value analysis, data flow testing, state transition testing.
- How to choose the right order of integration.
- How to test non-functional product requirements, such as performance, usability etc.
- How to review documents and code in order to find defects.
- How to document the tests.
- How to make sure that the test survives with the system, to help test it during maintenance.
Topics to be covered:
- Testing documents: technical reviews
- Unit test
- How to find every detail that must be tested
- How to design test data
- How to make sure it does not require too much work
- Test environment
- The test methods in detail
- In this chapter, the most important test data selection methods are presented.
- Equivalence partitioning
- Boundary value analysis
- Cause effect analysis
- Category partition method
- Dependency island method
- Error guessing special value testing
- Integration test
- How to find an integration order
- What to test, what not to test
- What to do if there is trouble
- Functional and nonfunctional system test
- Testing end user functions
- Testing performance
- Testing usability
- Testing other attributes
- How to verify that changes and error corrections work - regression testing
- Retesting during maintenance and after error repair
- Maintaining tests
- Automating tests
- Special chapter for reactive and object oriented systems: Testing based on state transition diagrams
- Test documentation: Standards and examples
Duration: Two days without exercises and three to four days with exercises.
Advanced Methods in Software Testing
Duration: One day
- An overview of the advanced methods and their practical applicability
- Methods for testing logical combinations
- Cause effect graphing
- Minimizing logical combinations
- Dependency Island method
- Category partition method
- Classification tree method
- Test of real time embedded systems
- Testing of analog input signals
- Test of time dependent inputs
- Test of finite state machines
- Test of parallel signal input
- Test of object oriented programs
- Class testing
- Integration along inheritance structures
- Integration along object use
- Questions of retesting
- Testing for very high reliability or safety
- Mutation testing
- Reliability modeling and statistical test
- Choosing the right test methods, depending on program characteristics
- How to design maintainable automated test suites
Entry updated April 25, 2002
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