Effective Methods for Software Testing: Includes Complete Guidelines, Checklists, and Templates

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Wiley, 2006 - Computers - 973 pages
Stop looking for needles in haystacks.

There's a better way.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has made quality testing crucial to the software development process. William Perry's Quality Assurance Institute has developed a proven set of guidelines and checklists to help you filter out defects and produce software that works effectively, saving you time, money, and hassle. The tools are provided on the CD-ROM, and this comprehensive manual shows you how to use them.

Instead of a generalized what-to-do format, you'll find clear how-to directions for building an effective testing system and procedure. You'll learn to establish baseline assessments, create an effective testing environment, set up a seven-step testing process, and make it serve your needs.

  • Use self-assessment tools to evaluate your organization's current level of performance
  • Define the software testing system your organization needs
  • Set up a plan for getting from where you are to where you want to be
  • Develop a testing process, select tools, and build the competency of your testers
  • Discover how to adapt your testing to the developmental methodology used to build the software
  • Incorporate agile methods into the testing process
  • Ensure the security of your testing procedures

What's on the CD-ROM

The CD contains work papers and quality control checklists your organization needs to implement an effective software testing process.

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I used this book as part of my Software Testing class and I found it a very useful tool. The Perry Test Plan outline is a great and simplified version of the old IEEE 829.This book and the strategies that Perry outlines in it help to make testing of software quick, thorough and easy. I would recommend anyone who is testing software or taking a class on it to get this book. 

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About the author (2006)

WILLIAM E. PERRY is the founder and executive director of the Quality Assurance Institute, which sponsors professional certification for Quality Assurance, Software Testing, Software Project Leaders, and Business Analyst Professionals. He is a former examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and has served on standards committees for several disciplines.

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