Tag Archives: risk driven

Checklists, Refactored

Guided exploratory testing is using checklists to support and guide the exploration. In addition, it also means using those checklists as the backbone for communicating to other stakeholders on the project/initiative. I’ve started to advocate the term ‘testlists’ to replace … Continue reading

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Tying Up Some Loose Ends

I think it is time for a follow-up on my experience of applying Thread-Based Test Management (TBTM). In October last year I blogged about my attempt at setting up my tests for a new project using TBTM. It was a smaller … Continue reading

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Spinning Threads Into Yarn

Recently the approach I have had to my testing has been heavily influenced by session-based test management. I have made a test plan consisting of a high-level list of test tasks. The testing has been exploratory, performed in sessions on … Continue reading

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Testing Without Requirements

A typical software project lifecycle includes such phases as requirements definition, design, code and fix. But, are you shipping software applications with minimal to no requirements and little time for testing because of time-to-market pressures? Build it, ship it, then … Continue reading

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Risk Based Testing – Targeting the Risk

One of the obvious truths about software testing is that there will never be enough time to do all the tests. While everything should be tested, limited resources and schedule require that testing is structured whereby the most critical areas … Continue reading

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Risk Management

Risk management can be defined as creating and maintaining plans for controlling real and perceived risks paired with monitoring the effectiveness of those plans. DO NOT wait until a risk becomes reality before deciding what to do about it. A … Continue reading

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What is Risk in Software Development?

Risk is often defined as the combination of the likelihood of a problem occurring and the impact of the problem if it were to occur. Risk concerns future happenings. Risk involves change in mind, opinion, actions, or places. Risk involves … Continue reading

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