There are many stages in the process that should be considered before implementing a test tool.

Analyse the problem/opportunity

An assessment should be made of the maturity of the test process used within the organisation. If the organisation’s test processes are immature and ineffective then the most that the tool can do is to make the repetition of these processes quicker and more accurate’quick and accurate ineffective processes are still ineffective!

It is therefore important to identify the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities that exist within the test organisation before introducing test tools. Tools should only be implemented that will either support an established test process or support required ...

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