I am in a large Testing group using Test Director (This is not a Test Director Question) and we are having conflicting terminologies in preparing our test suites. I need some clarification on some of the terms below:
Targeted Functional Testing (I know what funtional testing is)
Any help will be appreciated
My answer to that would be that it means whatever you, as the team, agree that it means. In other words, my definition may not be what you choose to define it as. It only becomes an issue (as you have noted) when there are conflicting defintions.
I would suggest that you sit down as a team, decide what it means to you, then go with it. If there is a conflicting view that is not captured by these terms, feel free to invent a new term for your team.
You're right. This has nothing to do specifically with TestDirector. The terminology problem would exist regardless of what tool you were using, or even if you weren't using any test management tool at all [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] .
You could ask whoever it was that came up with these terms in the first place. Or, do as Darrel suggests and have a coffee and doughnuts meeting to come to terms [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
I had not heard of this and made the assumption that Rich did. I also decided to do a search - the only documents I found with this phrase were EPA documents so it looks like we might be starting a new testing buzz phrase.
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I would assume, but you know what that means, (***_U_Me), that targeted functional testing means you are to target or emphasize certain functions as they have been added or changed in some respect. But as said before, it's not a bad idea to seek clarification from the user of the terminology, at least once.
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