Chapter 13. Assess Quality: Execute Test Cases

Finally the time has come to do some testing. During the test execution process, the testers will use whatever test system we have put together to assess the quality of the test releases as we receive them. This is both a potentially exciting and a potentially scary point in the project because the quality of the system is unknown until the testers start pounding on it. Furthermore, the test team generally has a unique charter here, that of looking for ways to make the system under test get as far out of control and away from the expected as possible.

In addition, while all managers are expected to manage unexpected events within their areas of responsibility, the test manager is the only manager in ...

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