Defining the Goals for Compatibility Testing

As with the previous step of defining the scope of the testing process, defining the goals might be a very quick process, or could require some discussions with the stakeholders involved in the project.

One useful way of looking at the goals for the project is to treat them as the checklist for successful completion of the testing. What conditions need to be met for the organization to confidently move forward with the next step in the Windows migration? The next step might be a more complete prototype testing phase. For smaller organizations, it might be a pilot rollout, where the new networking environment is offered to a select group of savvy users.

These goals are separate from the business goals ...

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