1.1. What You Might Test: The Extended Test Effort

On my favorite development projects, testing was pervasive. By this, I mean that a lot of testing went on outside the independent test team. In addition, testing started early. This arrangement not only mad e sense technically, but also kept my team's workload manageable. This section uses two lenses to examine how groups outside the form al test organization contribute to testing: the first lens is the level of focus—the granularity—of a test; the second is the type of testing performed within various test phases. Perhaps other organizations within your company could be (or are) helping you test.

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