Chapter 17. Planning Your Test Effort


  • The Goal of Test Planning

  • Test Planning Topics

This chapter marks the beginning of Part V, “Working with Test Documentation.” The topics covered so far have given you the big picture of software testing and taught you the basics of finding bugs—where to look, how to test, and how to test efficiently. The chapters in Part V will round out your knowledge by showing you how all the tasks associated with software testing are planned, organized, and communicated to your project team.


Remember what the goal of a software tester is:

The goal of a software tester is to find bugs, find them as early as possible, and make sure they get fixed.

Properly communicating and documenting the test effort with ...

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