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I4U
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What need for perform effective testing
      #705077 - 04/24/12 11:16 PM

Hi..

Currently i m working in a new product development where they dont prepared any documents for the requirements and changing the designs frequently.
Its the first time that im working for a new product from initial stage. It's web based product. I have not using any tools , Performing manual testing only using excel sheet. What im doing is just preparing and executing the test cases. Is that enough for now or what i have to do for perform effective testing.


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Re: What need for perform effective testing [Re: I4U]
      #705095 - 04/25/12 03:42 AM

For me, that's enough for now. But your employer may feel differently, so you might want to ask them for feedback.

And this might help:
http://www.allthingsquality.com/2010/04/there-are-always-requirements.html

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I4U
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Re: What need for perform effective testing [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #705097 - 04/25/12 03:49 AM

Thanks Joe, the main thing is im only the tester here. So it is my responsibility to satisfy my boss

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Re: What need for perform effective testing [Re: I4U]
      #705100 - 04/25/12 04:22 AM

Right. Thus, you need to communicate very closely with your boss in order to determine what might satisfy her/him.

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Re: What need for perform effective testing [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #705103 - 04/25/12 04:38 AM

Senthil_I4U,

This might help, too:
http://www.allthingsquality.com/2010/04/ask-great-questions.html

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dlai
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Re: What need for perform effective testing [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #705159 - 04/25/12 09:22 AM

Testing is not just running test cases. It is mitigating the risks that exist, and also communicating the confidence in the product. I learned early in my career that I can run all the tests I want, but if I cannot communicate what coverage I'm getting and communicating the test strategy. Then all that testing effort is worthless. I have 1 time early in my career where a released was delayed with 100% of test cases run and no major bugs open because I didn't communicate the testing strategy effectively.

As Joe says, there's always a requirement. If you can't get it on the engineering end, see if you can find it on the customer end. If there are use cases, use them. If there are Agile stories for the work, use them. If you really have nothing.. then why don't they give it straight to the customer and have them test it in production? (which is actually a valid strategy used by some free service providers) Get the requirements at all costs, everything starts from there. It may not be a pretty SRS, but you still need something.

The next step from there is to break down the requirements into scenarios. See Scenario-based-testing, most processes that break down a requirement to test cases for adequate coverage will involve some form of Scenario based testing process. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scenario_testing

Once you have all that, you'll have what you need to form an adequate test plan. And test cases from that.

On a side note, use a Test Case Management system as soon as you can. Translating a bunch of excel files into a tests that are trackable in the future when you have a lot of them is a big pain.

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I4U
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Re: What need for perform effective testing [Re: dlai]
      #705234 - 04/26/12 04:55 AM

Is there any freeware test case management tool available.. Please let me know if any.

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Re: What need for perform effective testing [Re: I4U]
      #705235 - 04/26/12 05:01 AM

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Is there any freeware test case management tool available.. Please let me know if any.



http://www.opensourcetesting.org/testmgt.php

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Re: What need for perform effective testing [Re: I4U]
      #716328 - 09/12/12 01:15 AM

Hi I4U,

Even am working for a product based company from past two years and its like the same wht u have mentioned in ur post no documents and frequent change in design in very common here.What i would sugget u from my experience is, instead of executing the test cases from excel sheet try to identify the impact on the product and then design ur test cases... this will help u to cover more scenarios and also test coverage will be more on that particular functionality on which u r performing ur testing... hope this might help u

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