Managing the Hand-off from Development

Managing the Hand-off from Development

Michael Hansen, WorkSoft

More than half the battle in testing is managing the hand-off from development into the testing workflow. New software development technologies and methods can result in more functionality, delivered faster but with decreased testability. As a test manager, you need to know how the application was built, including the use of dynamic code and third party components, to develop an effective test strategy and a meaningful schedule. Unless you set clear and specific expectations from the development team and have the ammunition to back up your testability requirements, you will find your test efforts compromised by programming shortcuts that speed development but make testing difficult, expensive, and time-consuming.

  • How the latest programming techniques and productivity tools can cripple testing
  • The minimum testability requirements for software under development
  • Ways to design and develop tests concurrently with software development

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