Five Fundamentals of a Successful Application Test Strategy

Author(s): Carolyn Wright

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Many IT managers face a similar struggle when it comes to application test planning. On one hand, they understand that vigorous testing is necessary to validate system performance and functionality. On the other hand, the push to meet strict development deadlines often leaves little, if any, time to complete testing.

This research note addresses the need to develop application test strategy as an integral first step of an application testing process. Specifically, this note:

  • Defines an application test strategy.
  • Explains the goals of an application test strategy.
  • Describes the steps required to craft and maintain a test strategy.

A test strategy is required to achieve thorough and successful application testing. Consider testing scope, schedule, resources, defect tracking methods, and functional metrics when developing an application test strategy.

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