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The Software Test Engineer's Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition by Judy McKay, Graham Bath

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4 Test Management Responsibilities for the Test Analyst

Test management is what test managers do, but they can’t do it without adequate, correct, and current data. They also need input to guide a risk-based testing approach. But beyond providing input, the test analyst is sometimes also expected to work in environments that require excellent communication capabilities and techniques. Managing test projects is a team task, and only when there is collaboration will a project be managed successfully to completion.

Terms used in this chapter

product risk, risk analysis, risk identification, risk level, risk management, risk mitigation, risk-based testing, test monitoring, test strategy

4.1 Introduction

The test analyst is a major contributor of data. ...

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