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SOFTWARE TESTING by Peter Williams, Geoff Thompson, Angelina Samaroo, Peter Morgan, Brian Hambling

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TEST APPROACHES (TEST STRATEGIES)

A test approach is the implementation of a test strategy on a particular project. The test approach defines how testing will be implemented. A test approach can reflect testing for a whole organisation, a programme of work or an individual project. It can be:

  • developed early in the life cycle, which is known as preventative—in this approach the test design process is initiated as early as possible in the life cycle to stop defects being built into the final solution;

  • left until just before the start of test execution, which is known as reactive—this is where testing is the last development stage and is not started until after design and coding has been completed (sometimes it is identified as the waterfall approach, ...

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