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How does a testing begins?
Plz tell me how to start testing... n whats the procedure??? How is the work of a tester distributed?
I would suggest Googling the topics you are interested in. There is plenty of information out there. Try starting with the Wikipedia page on Software Testing.
It all begins with a plan. There's usually some sort of kick off meeting, whether it's a formal planning meeting or informal breakout sessions. A test lead will sitdown and discuss with engineering and business development the objectives and risks involved. From where a test plan is created. From there you can create test cases then go into your testing cycles.
Originally Posted by Kreetika Mishra
Dlai, do you agree that first we gather the requirements, the user stories, and then TEST PLAN is created or TEST strategy, then Test Cases, and then test cases are executed. if bugs are found. open bug, assign bug, dev fix, retest, closed bug.
Originally Posted by dlai
I do agree that is the typical cycle, you really shouldn't skip any of that.
But before that you meet with stakeholders and engineering to figure out what is at risk first. From the engineering side, you figure out which code modules and systems are changing, and from the business side you figure out what are some of the risks to customers, profit, reputation, etc.. of those proposed changes.
There is never enough time to test the entire app. Even with automation in place. You want to narrow down what is at risk first before testing blindly.
An effective test lead is one that can be part of the product planning. They can tell management.. "Hey, if you want to get this done.. I can propose several options. Here is a MTO (minimal, target, and optimal), and here are the risks we can envision if you go with these options. Then management has the options of pulling the levers they have on their side, scaling up or down the scope, reallocating resources. Then engineering has their levers they can play such as target timelines and order of execution of creating the pieces, time invested on design and research, etc...
What I want to say is testing starts before product is even conceived.
Last edited by dlai; 05-23-2014 at 06:57 AM.