I just wanted to know what is a test approach? Is it some sort of best practices for testing an application? If there is any then what would be the best test approach for testing client-server and web application?
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This is your overall test strategy for this test plan; it should be appropriate to the level of the plan and should be in agreement with Integration test plan, System test plan and Regression Test plan. Overall rules and processes should be identified.
Are any special tools to be used and what are they?
Will the tool require special training?
What metrics will be collected?
Which level is each metric to be collected at?
How is Configuration Management to be handled?
How many different configurations will be tested
·Combinations of HW, SW and other vendor packages
What are the regression test rules?
How much will be done and how much at each test level.
Will regression testing be based on severity of defects detected?
How will elements in the requirements and design that do not make sense or are un testable be processed?
If this is a master test plan the overall project testing approach and coverage requirements must also be identified.
Specify if there are special requirements for the testing.
Only the full component will be tested.
A specified segment of grouping of features/components must be tested together.
MTBF, Mean Time Between Failures - if this is a valid measurement for the test involved and if the data is available.
SRE, Software Reliability Engineering - if this methodology is in use and if the information is available.
How will meetings and other organizational processes be handled?
Are there any significant constraints to testing?
Are there any recommended testing techniques that should be used, if so why?
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