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Software Testing Practice: Test Management by Mario Winter, Thomas Rossner, Tilo Linz, Andreas Spillner

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3 Testing in the Software Life Cycle

This chapter illustrates the relationship between the test process and the software development process. It provides a classification of process models, introduces some current software development process models, and explains the role that testing plays within these models.

3.1 Test and Development Process

During the development of software systems, software development models, or development processes1, are applied to ensure a controlled organizational structure and workflow management.

Goal: systematic organizational structure and workflow management

In recent years, a whole range of new process models have been introduced and applied. The objective of all these models is to provide a systematic and structured ...

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