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

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13 Standards

Standards define generally recognized rules reflecting the “state of the art” of technology. As such, they constitute the frame of reference within which projects operate, promoting consistency of products and processes and providing, at least from a legal point of view, the minimum requirements for professional work.

In this chapter, standards relevant to test management are listed, characterized, and put in relation to each other.

13.1 Objectives and Positioning

In software development, it is increasingly important—not the least for legal reasons—to observe generally recognized engineering rules that have been tried and tested in industry practice and are valid according to the prevailing majority of practitioners. These rules ...

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