I am part of a team writing a process improvement document and we are having trouble defining "test articles" and "test artifacts". I tried to do a search but don't have time to look through hundreds of posts. Is there a web site that has definitions of testing terms?? Can someone provide the definitions for the above terms please. Test articles are not articles for magazines etc, but for actual testing. Thanks, Jim Radmore
This is all that RUP has on artifact:
(1) A piece of information that (1) is produced, modified, or used by a process, (2) defines an area of responsibility, and (3) is subject to version control. An artifact can be a model, a model element, or a document. A document can enclose other documents.
A piece of information that is used or produced by a software development process. An artifact can be a model, a description, or software. Synonym: product.
A description of how to work with a particular artifact, including how to create and revise the artifact.
The individual who is responsible for confirming that the TIDAL artifact satisfies its requirements. By default, the individual is the "Product Manager".
The individual who is responsible for peer reviewing the TIDAL artifact.
The individual/group who receives the TIDAL artifact for information purposes only (i.e., peer review is not necessary).
The individual who is responsible for ensuring a TIDAL artifact is developed. By default, the individual is the "Project Manager."
A set of related artifacts which presents one aspects of the system. Artifact sets cut across core workflows, as several artifacts are used in a number of core workflows; for example, the Risk List, the Software Architecture Document, and the Iteration Plan.
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