System Testing In A Hurry


What would you do if you were given this challenge?

Hi Graham, we have a project which finished development last Friday and starts system testing today (Monday). Unfortunately all of our testers are preoccupied with Year 2000 projects and we can’t spare them, so we thought that we would ask the development team to carry out the system testing. Can you talk to the team for a couple of hours and tell them everything they need to do ‘System Testing In A Hurry’? . . . .How long do you need to prepare? . . . .You have one day!

This talk will focus on the presentation made to the development team that Tuesday, covering the essentials; planning, resources, testing approach, testing techniques, test preparation, test execution, fault management and progress reporting, detailing what to do, and more importantly, what not to do.

Additionally the talk includes feedback from the development team, a report on how the testing progressed and a rather surprising outcome!



Presented at:

1. BCS SIGiST, London – Dec 1999