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

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4 Test Policy and Test Handbook

The purpose of the test policy and test handbook is to provide a test definition that can be applied to all projects in an organization. Their purpose is to standardize and simplify the creation of test plans and test schedules, gather best practices, and provide them to future projects.

4.1 Quality Policy and Test Policy

Usually, an organization producing (software) systems puts certain demands on the quality of its products. These demands are based on the desire to capture market share, win customers, and push sales—ideally, in order to increase profit. Often the quality demands that a company expects of itself are molded into a publicly available, documented quality policy.

The →quality policy expresses the ...

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