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Critical Testing Processes: Plan, Prepare, Perform, Perfect by Rex Black

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Chapter 7. From Suggestion to Commitment: Assemble Stakeholder Support for Good Test Plans

Writing a test plan is all well and good, but a plan is just a document, a collection of words. These words come alive only when the project team puts the test plan into action. That is, a written plan is a suggestion that becomes meaningful only when people commit to carrying it out. The various key players—both inside and outside the test organization—must agree to do what they are called upon to do. The other key stakeholders in the test process and in system quality must agree that the test effort, as described in the plan, will meet their needs. In other words, will the test effort provide information and services to the stakeholders that will help ...

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