Chapter 18

Deciding How to Execute the Test Cases

Even modest EDW projects require an inventory of thousands of test cases and demand hundreds of thousands of test case executions, so team leaders need to plan how such a large number of test runs can be feasibly invoked, evaluated, and tracked. Agile EDW practitioners employ an 11-step approach with all decisions summarized to a 2×2 planning matrix that links the execution plan to earlier QA decisions regarding what, who, when, and where. Execution planning includes steps for programming reusable, parameter-driven test widgets; enumerating several dozen test data sets; specifying how these data sets will be repeatedly generated from production systems; defining metadata tags that allow teams to ...

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