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Software Testing, Second Edition by Ron Patton

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Chapter 18. Writing and Tracking Test Cases

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • The Goals of Test Case Planning

  • Test Case Planning Overview

  • Test Case Organization and Tracking

In Chapter 17, “Planning Your Test Effort,” you learned about the test planning process and the creation of a project test plan. The details and information that the test plan communicates are necessary for the project to succeed, but they are a bit abstract and high level for an individual tester's day-to-day testing activities.

The next step down in the test planning process, writing and tracking test cases, is one that more directly influences your typical tasks as a software tester. Initially you may be involved only in running test cases that someone else has written, but you'll very soon be ...

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