Hand-Over Tests in the Integration Process
Integration of software components, especially in complex software systems, often fails in testing, which can result in disharmony between the development and test team members. In today's global environment, however, where software components are developed and tested at several locations, there's an even greater probability for integration testing issues to occur. Hand-over tests are a technique designed to improve the integration process, because these integration tests are performed by the tester and the developer . . . together. This process ensures that both sides have the same understanding of requirements, success, and failure. Plus the developer gets instant feedback on existing problems and can investigate them immediately.