Geoff Thompson


This chapter provides a generic overview of how testing is organised and how testing is managed within organisations. A generic view of testing will, inevitably, not match the way testing is organised in specific organisations. The issues addressed are nevertheless important for any organisation and need to be considered by all.

We will start by looking at how testing and risk fit together, as well as providing detailed coverage of test planning and the control of testing, and we will identify how independence assists the test process. One very important area in managing the test process is the understanding of the different roles and tasks associated with the testing role such as the test manager ...

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