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Managing the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing by Rex Black

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Introduction

So, you are responsible for managing a computer hardware or software test project? Congratulations! Maybe you've just moved up from test engineering or moved over from another part of the development team, or maybe you've been doing test projects for a while. Whether you are a test manager, a development manager, a technical or project leader, or an individual contributor with some level of responsibility for your organization's test and quality assurance program, you're probably looking for some ideas on how to manage the unique beast that is a test project.

This book can help you. The first edition, published in 1999, and the second edition, published in 2002, have sold over 35,000 copies in the last decade. There are popular Indian, Chinese, and Japanese editions, too. Clients, colleagues, readers, training attendees, and others have read the book, writing reviews and sometimes sending helpful emails, giving me ideas on how to improve and expand it. So, thanks to all of you who read the first and second editions, and especially to those who have given me ideas on how to make this third edition even better.

This book contains what I wish I had known when I moved from programming and system administration to test management. It shows you how to develop some essential tools and apply them to your test project. It offers techniques that can help you get and use the resources you need to succeed. If you master the basic tools, apply the techniques to manage your resources, ...

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