2 LIFE CYCLES
In the previous chapter, we looked at testing as a concept – what it is and why we should do it. In this chapter, we will look at testing as part of the overall software development process. Clearly, testing does not take place in isolation; there must be a product first.
We will refer to work products and products. A work product is an intermediate deliverable required to create the final product. Work products can be documentation or code. The code and associated documentation will become the product when the system is declared ready for release. In software development, work products are generally created in a series of defined stages, from capturing a customer requirement, to creating the system, ...