Test Metrics: A Practical Approach To Tracking and Interpretation

Shaun Bradshaw, Questcon Technologies Inc

You can improve the overall quality of a software project through the use of test metrics. Test metrics can be used to track and measure the efficiency, effectiveness, and the success or shortcomings of various activities of a software development project. While it is important to recognize the value of gathering test metrics data, it is the interpretation of that data which makes the metrics meaningful or not. Shaun Bradshaw describes the metrics he tracks during a test effort and explains how to interpret the metrics so they are meaningful to the project and its team members.

  • What types of test metrics should be tracked
  • How to track and interpret test metrics
  • The two categories of test metrics: base and calculated

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