Chapter 8. Tailoring the Model

8.1. Overview

In Chapters 2 through 7, I presented my Formal Testing Process Model, which is based on IEEE Standards and the STEP Methodology from Software Quality Engineering (Gelperin and Hetzel, 1988). The activities, tasks, and processes that are associated with a formal testing program can be used to provide a firm foundation for a testing estimate on a medium-size to large development program.

If you want to put a testing process in place, or need to improve an existing process, this model should point you in the right direction. However, as with most models, it needs to be modified and tailored to work in your specific culture and environment. While this model can work quite well on a medium-size or large ...

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