A case study in test management

Tauhida Parveen, Scott Tilley, George Gonzalez
2007 Proceedings of the 45th annual southeast regional conference on - ACM-SE 45  
Testing is an essential but often under-utilized area of software engineering. A variety of software testing techniques have been developed to effectively identify bugs in source code, yet these techniques are not always fully employed in practice. There are numerous reasons for this, including the difficulty in mastering the complexity of managing all of the test cases for large-scale projects. Test case management involves organizing testing artifacts (e.g., requirements traceability data,
more » ... t cases, and expected results) in a systematic manner. To be successful, test case management requires a high degree of discipline to accommodate the large volume of artifacts under consideration. This paper presents the results of a case study in centralizing test artifacts in an industrial setting to aid better test management. Several of the challenges in adopting this approach are discussed. In response to these challenges, recommendations on how to better leverage test case management are offered.
doi:10.1145/1233341.1233357 dblp:conf/ACMse/ParveenTG07 fatcat:cvqjxr4nrbf3rmpzmuxp3xdcy4