Chapter 18 A Tester’s Guide to the RUP

And what is good, Phaedrus,And what is not good—Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?

(Plato, circa 370 B.C.)

You are a tester or you are responsible for some aspect of software quality assessment in your organization. This chapter is a guide to help you start with the RUP. You will find definitions of the major concepts we are using in the RUP relative to testing, our philosophy of testing, and a description of the key artifacts you may be responsible for, and we will introduce you to the major activities involving the tester.1

The Mission of the Tester

The focus of the tester is primarily about Objective Assessment. Testers offer their services to other parts of the development organization ...

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