I'm new to testing and my first testing assignment is going to be a big deal considering it's a big income generator for the company so I'm extremely nervous and want to do a good job and cover as many scenarios as possible.
I thought of a couple of tests for an online application that will be coming to me to test soon. They go something like this:
POTENTIAL CLIENT FILLS OUT ONLINE APPLICATION FORM, USES CC FOR PAYMENT, CC DECLINED, DOES NOT CONTINUE PROCESS
POTENTIAL CLIENT FILLS OUT ONLINE APPLICATION, DOES NOT FILL IN ALL REQUIRED FIELDS, WHEN PROMPTED, DOES NOT CONTINUE AND CLOSES BROWSER
I was wondering if these are valid to test. If so what would I be looking for as to what kind of problems they can cause, if any.
It's difficult to comment on the suitability of the scenarios without more detail about what the application does. However it does look like you are on the right track with developing user scenarios. A good paper that you might be interested in is "Soap Opera Testing" by Hans Buwalda (http://www.logigear.com/about_us/art...%20Testing.pdf). That might give you some ideas on how to approach this task.
Yeah, I'm the only tester. Our website is now going to feature a way for Realtors to get a credential from our company, so they have to fill out an online form and pay w/ a credit card online if they want. The online form has certain fields that are required. I think what I'm looking for is whether the information is saved to the database when they continue to the credit card processing, or if it's saved after the credit card processing. I'm going to read that paper you gave a link to. See if that will help. Thanks!