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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    I don't understand how this is an ethical question. The length of the test plan is not an indication of the length of time it takes to test the software. I don't think it's inherently deceptive to have a large test plan for a small test effort.
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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by qa_tester:
    I assume ur talking about test plan not test cases right? If so, I have a standard template that I used to write all my test plans for all my projects. So times I have a huge project which required 50 or more pages, and sometimes I have small project but I still need at least 20 pages. I know I can write only 5 page for the small project, but there are some standard information I need to include. Do you see my point?

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    Standard procedures are we do it from test plan, test cases, configure and execute.


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    Testing ethical questions.

    Should you prepare a 12 pages test plan for just testing a single test requirement and only take 15 minutes for testing it, and you have already know the result of the test, since the code is so short and simple.



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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    I'll probably get blasted for this but here goes:

    If you feel that you could prove the quality of the code with less testing - do it. Sometimes "Business Requirements" override "Technical Requirements". Let's face it, most of us could write test cases until we were blue in the face for even the simplest of systems!

    It often comes with experience, but there is a time when 'enough' is better than 'all'.

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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    <pre>
    IF(you work in a ISO or CMM certified shop
    OR you have similar doc. requirements) {
    IF(this "simple code" == stand-alone product) {
    you probably have to create that test plan;
    }
    ELSE {
    you should be able to fold these test cases into
    an existing test plan;
    }
    }
    ELSE {
    what Digits said;
    }</pre>


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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    I think it's really at your discretion. If I absolutely had to do it then I would. Personally, I would not do it. I would document what I did but I wouldn't go through such extensive work for such a small feature.
    This is NOT to say that I would not study the requirements, analyze how it works, and not test it thuroughly. I would analyze the requirements and test it thuroughly. Some people may have the time to write up an extensive test plan for one requirement. I usually don't. As an example, I can't imagine writing up a 12 page test plan for an added message box where there wasn't one before. Again that's just me. I'd probably think differently if the one requirement was some kind of complex data pull.


    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by E-Quality:
    Should you prepare a 12 pages test plan for just testing a single test requirement and only take 15 minutes for testing it, and you have already know the result of the test, since the code is so short and simple.

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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    Charles,

    I *have* to believe you've finished testing the release you mentioned recently, or you have a lot of time on your hands waiting for another build!!

    However, I agree with most of what's been stated here. If there's a good reason to be doing such extensive documentation, then you should - otherwise, sometimes the 'best' way isn't always the most formal. (gasp! From me???)

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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    I assume ur talking about test plan not test cases right? If so, I have a standard template that I used to write all my test plans for all my projects. So times I have a huge project which required 50 or more pages, and sometimes I have small project but I still need at least 20 pages. I know I can write only 5 page for the small project, but there are some standard information I need to include. Do you see my point?



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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by QAGirl:
    Charles,

    I *have* to believe you've finished testing the release you mentioned recently, or you have a lot of time on your hands waiting for another build!!
    . . .
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    Yep, they're building as I type here. We'll get the drop late this afternoon/early this evening, and they'll want me to do 3 days worth of testing on it in time for tomorrow's 2:00pm ship/don't ship conference call. In other words, the usual.


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    Re: Testing ethical questions.

    well i try to document it somewhere or the other so as to record the test case .. usually i combine alot of small requirememtns in a single test case ...

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