Anyone out there willing to help us review our first project... We have to design/plan testing for a payroll application. We have four days to do it, and we need test plans, test specs, execution and review to include progress.
Yikes. Sounds like a helluva schedule. Typical software planning... "Don't worry, be crappy"
It sounds like you are going to have to prepare and present unproofed, untested concepts so I would assert that SilkTest is not really a concern at this point, rather the ways to verify 'working' & 'broken', the configuration and results presentation design (if any), and test flow pattern design (test this w/ this os as this user, then this user, then this os, then change to product 2, etc.)
Chris R Mead
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Firstly I would say SilkTest or any other automation tool is not going to help you in 4 days.
I would however agree with Chris, in that timeframe all you will be able to put together is basic information on test the product.
I would start looking for templates to help. But bear in mind I would stress that these be used as stop gap help rather than a solution as each product requires investigation and involvement from the test team from the start.
I would also talk to the test manager and pm as to where they got the figure of 4 days to create the type of test documentation you are talking about.
Hrmm...I wonder if the sense of urgency is still there given that the original post was made four and a half months ago. I'm guessing not...especially since the original poster did not come back with any follow-up (questions/updates/etc.)
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